Coolest Homemade Halloween Decorations

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Whether you prefer delightfully devilish homemade Halloween decorations or want creepier, more creative ideas for using what you've got, you'll learn everything you need to know right here!

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Lots of visitors from all over the world have contributed their Homemade Halloween Decoration Ideas to this section. As you enjoy and find inspiration from the ideas here, take a moment and submit your own Homemade Halloween Decoration Ideas. You'll be taking part in creating the Web's "coolest" decoration ideas resource that's ALWAYS FREE for everyone to enjoy!

Setting Up A Spooky Spread

Accent your Halloween holiday with these Halloween party decorations for the table that have creative uses elsewhere in your party setting.

  • A spiderweb tablecover is a must-have addition to your haunted table, but don't stop there! Bright orange with black spider webs, it doubles as wall hanging that will make a great backdrop for spiders dangling from the ceiling. Planning to carve pumpkins? Spread these table covers under your work area to contain the mess.
  • Glow-in-the-dark gooey eyeballs are creepy additions to your serving platters, so tuck them into food trays and other surprising spots. You can also freeze them into ice cubes, float them in punch bowls, or add them to skeleton and skull décor for a shocking surprise.
  • Gruesome Halloween Party Favor

  • Gothic greeting Halloween plates are perfect serving trays, but you can do much more! Cover charming everyday photos with this chilling design, or use them against panes to block light from windows. Alternatively, you can fashion a half circle "top" for each one from black construction paper and set them up as gravestones. Matching plates, cups, and napkins are also available for a perfectly coordinated table.
  • Light some small pumpkin candles.

BOO to You!

How about getting some ghosts that are chilling cross between scary and scared?

These spectral homemade Halloween decorations couldn't be easier to make, however. All you need is tape, a few large white latex balloons, black markers or construction paper, thin white ribbon or string, and a large piece of white tulle for each balloon.


Ghosts Homemade Halloween Decorations


Start by blowing up the white balloons. Either draw faces on with markers, or cut shapes out of black construction paper and tape them to the balloons. Place a sheet of tulle over the top of the balloon – the larger the tulle, the longer and fuller your ghost will appear. Gather the tulle at the base of the balloon and tie it with the ribbon, knotting it to keep it secure.

To attach your ghosts to a rail, chair, or other fixture, simply loop a length of ribbon through the back of the "neck" and tie it to another object to hold it up.

Here are some super Halloween party decorations:

Halloween Ultimate Outdoor Decorating Set

Halloween Ultimate Outdoor Decorating Set
Price: $29.99

Halloween Paper Fans

Halloween Paper Fans
Price: $12.99 pkg/6

Yo Gabba Gabba! Halloween Giant Wall Decals

Yo Gabba Gabba! Halloween Giant Wall Decals
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Gruesome Halloween 11 Black Latex Balloons (6 count)

Gruesome Halloween 11" Black Latex Balloons (6 count)
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A Real Ghost Town

These homemade Halloween decorations will be the talk of the "town!"

Ghost Town Halloween Party Decorations

The instructions below will walk you through the design you see pictured, but your Halloween party decorations can take on a spooky life of their own.

This is your chance to be creative and craft that horrifying, haunted house straight from your nightmares!

You'll need to gather several cardboard boxes, construction paper, poster board, craft paper, scissors, black electrical tape, regular tape, packing tape, black marker, a store-bought paper skeleton, pumpkins, hay or straw (not recommended for use inside your home, however!), and – for the largest creations, a simple wood frame for support.

Instead of a freestanding decoration, you can put these haunted houses against walls or around corners for the same effect with less effort.

Here's how to get started.

Ghost Town Halloween Decoration

1. Build your wall or walls with cardboard boxes. Take the boxes apart at the seams, flattening them into large pieces before taping them together with clear packing tape. Make sure any print faces the back so that all you see from your design side is plain cardboard.

2. If you are building a three-dimensional structure, tape the corners together around your support frame (if any) with packing tape, then add black electrical tape for decoration as pictured.

3. To make windows with shutters, fold the edges of poster board inward and crease tightly. Open them back up and add the ghosts inside with white paper. Use a marker to add faces to the ghosts. Close the "shutters" and decorate them with black electrical tape as shown. Use clear packing tape to attach these windows to the haunted house.

4. To create the windows with "lights" behind them, use yellow poster board. Draw the window dividers with black marker or use black electrical tape. The yellow poster board will show "light" through the window panes. Use rectangles of black paper for the upper sill of the windows for your homemade halloween decorations.

5. To make the doorway, use packing tape to attach a large sheet of black craft paper to the wall of the building. Accent the corners with black electrical tape, then pose the skeleton in the doorway and secure him with clear packing tape. For the swinging portion of the door, cover a cardboard box with orange paper and use clear packing tape to affix it to the wall. Use more black electrical tape to accent the décor.

6. Cut rectanguular "bricks" from red paper, gluing or taping them to the building as shown.

7. Finally, set up pumpkins and straw around the building. For tombstone accents, cover cardboard with grey paper and add lettering with a black marker.

These homemade Halloween decorations will take a bit of effort, but the result is an incredibly unique prop that will make your Halloween party decorations stand out from the rest of the block!

More Halloween Tips for Party Decorations

  • Screaming spirit goblets are truly terrifying to look at! Use them for cups for party guests, or add this look of fright in unexpected spots throughout your party. Use them to hold cutlery or toothpicks on the table or fill them with candy and spread them around the room. In dark corners, fill goblets with Glow-in-the-dark gooey eyeballs for an eerie glow.
  • A pumpkin inflatable cooler adds unmistakably whimsy to your spooky space. Fill with ice to keep drinks cold, or fill with water and apples for a unique twist on bobbing for apples. Carving pumpkins? Fill the cooler with pumpkin guts and challenge guests to a tug-of-war match, with the loser taking a dive.

Your Halloween Decoration Ideas

Lots of visitors from all over the world have contributed their Homemade Halloween Decoration Ideas to this section. As you enjoy and find inspiration from the ideas here, take a moment and submit your own Homemade Halloween Decoration Ideas.

You'll be taking part in creating the Web's "coolest" costume ideas resource that's ALWAYS FREE for everyone to enjoy!


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