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25 DIY Halloween Decorating Tips for the Home


Decorate your home from head to toe with pumpkins, ghouls and spiders. Refashion a lampshade into a witches hat and turn your front door into a mummy. You are guaranteed to have a home of spooky sorts with these 25 DIY Halloween Decorating Tips for the Home…

  • Cobwebs on the Furniture 1 of 25
    Make your furniture look aged by draping cheesecloth cobwebs over it.
    Spotted at His Cafe.
  • Embellish Your Art 2 of 25
    Add paper props to the art in your house like spooky glasses on portraits.
    Spotted at Apartment Therapy.
  • Turn Milk Jugs Into Ghosts 3 of 25
    Light the path to your house with milk jug ghost luminaries.
    Check it out at Little Miss Redhead.
  • Drape Cheesecloth from the Ceiling 4 of 25
    Make it look like your house has not been lived in for years by draping cheesecloth from the ceiling.
    Find out more at Martha Stewart.
  • Faces in the Window 5 of 25
    Creep out your neighbors by using paper to make faces or images in the window.
    Check it out at Reddit.
  • Dim the lights 6 of 25
    One of the best ways to keep a room feeling spooky is by using very dim lights around the house.
    Find out more at Wordpress.
  • Hang a Spider in a Lantern 7 of 25
    Dangle a toy spider inside a lantern to make it appear as though a spider is creeping about. It would not be advised to use a lantern with a candle inside.
    Find out more at The Charm of Home.
  • Fill a Fireplace with Pumpkins 8 of 25
    This is a fun way to decorate a fireplace that is no longer in use.
    Find out more at Hip Hip Gin Gin.
  • Make Scary Busts 9 of 25
    Stain busts and add googly eyes to make them look scary and old, then place them around the house.
    Find out more atDesign DNA.
  • Make a Mummy Door 10 of 25
    Turn your front door into a mummy with streamers.
    Find out more at Honey and Fitz.
  • Pumpkins & Mice, Oh My 11 of 25
    Add real pumpkins and mice decals up the staircase.
    Spotted at By Stephanie Lynn.
  • The Potty Monster 12 of 25
    Use black paper or a black decal to create the illusion of a monster peeking from the potty.
    Spotted at Abduzeedo.
  • Chinese Lantern Pumpkins 13 of 25
    Turn orange paper lanterns into pumpkins by adding paper eyes and a mouth.
    Find out more at Posh Posh.
  • Witch Parking 14 of 25
    Make a special space for witch parking and decorate with brooms and shoes.
    Spotted at BHG.
  • Black Roses 15 of 25
    Fill vases with black roses instead of colorful ones.
    Find out more at Hub Pages.
  • Scary Signs 16 of 25
    Print out or paint scary signs to set around the house.
    Spotted at Design Sponge.
  • Coffin Out of Pallets 17 of 25
    Build a coffin out of wood pallets.
    Get the tutorial at Halloween Forum.
  • Cover Wall with Spiders 18 of 25
    Cover a wall with spiders you made out of paper or pipe cleaners.
    Spotted at Shop Tomkat.
  • Black Twig Wreath 19 of 25
    Spray paint a twig wreath black to make it extra festive.
    Get the tutorial at My Sister's Suitcase.
  • Witch’s Hat Lampshade 20 of 25
    Refashion a lampshade to look like a witch's hat.
    Find out more at Shelterness.
  • Bring in the Crows 21 of 25
    Cluster fake crows around the house to give the feeling that your guests are being watched.
    Find out more at Anythingology.
  • Change up the Curtains 22 of 25
    One of the easiest ways to change up the decor is by adding Halloween curtains.
    Find out more at Apartment Therapy.
  • Bat Mobile 23 of 25
    Make a DIY bat-mobile to hang in the entryway.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Spooky Terrariums 24 of 25
    Turn empty jelly jars into spooky terrariums.
    Find out more at Country Living.
  • Spiderweb Yarn Bowl 25 of 25
    Fill spooky spiderweb yarn bowls with Halloween treats.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.

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