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35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

With Halloween right around the corner, holiday decorations are certainly in order. But giving your home an awesome Halloween makeover doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. You can save a ton of money by purchasing Halloween decor and craft supplies at your local dollar store or even through upcycling items such as milk jugs and tin cans. And the best thing? DIY Halloween decorations look a heck of a lot better than the ones in stores. Here are 35 easy last-minute DIY Halloween decorations that look 10x better than store-bought.

Upcycled Spider Web Wreath

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Twitchetts

Revamp an old t-shirt into a creepy spider web wreath for the front door.

Tin Can Luminaries

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Jolly Mom

Upcycle tin cans into Halloween luminaries to light the way for trick-or-treaters.

Spider Nest Lanterns

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Crafts by Amanda

Turn liter soda bottles into spider nests lanterns with some string and tea lights.

Googly Eyes Monster Door

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy The Paper Mama

This DIY is kid-friendly and 100% adorable.

Skull Candle Holder

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy A Beautiful Mess

For a chic centerpiece, spray paint a skull gold and drill holes to hold candles. If you want to display the skull outdoors, use faux candles instead.

Mummy Fabric Door

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy East Coast Creative Blog

An easy way to decorate the front door is with white fabric and tape. Gauze is a great lightweight alternative. This simple DIY is not only inexpensive, but you can also use it year after year.

Slithering Snack Doormat

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy BHG

DIY this Hollywood-worthy decor by spray painting rubber snakes black and gluing them to a foam board. #ophidiophobia

Ghostly Drapes

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy HGTV

A bit of cheesecloth goes a long way to instantly transform your front porch into a haunted walkway.

Milk Jug Luminaries

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Eighteen 25

If you have some old milk jugs hanging around, this is a great way to repurpose them into spooky luminaries and put those Christmas lights to use!

Related: 25 Spookily Easy Halloween Treats to Make with the Kids

Shrub Monsters

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy A Girl and A Glue Gun

How cute are these yard monsters?? These guys won’t be scaring any trick-or-treaters away, but they’ll be extremely memorable monster friends.

Eerie Skeleton

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy BHG

Place a piece of painted foam alongside a deconstructed skeleton for easy-peasy yard decor.

Plastic and Tape Ghosts

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

This DIY totally reminds me of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride! For this DIY, you’ll need to mold thick plastic around your body and use tape to hold it together. Cut along one length to remove, then reshape to form a ghostly figure.

Glitter Skull Planter

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Julie Blanner

Plant life into a skull, literally, by coating it in glitter and adding some kale.

String Spider Web

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy The Art of Doing Stuff

For this cute Halloween decor, you’ll need double sided tape and yarn. Attach some plastic spiders to make the web look well lived in.

Cockroach Wall

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

Attach plastic cockroaches near a vent to give your party guests a scare.

Doorway Bats

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Between Naps on the Porch

Grab Susan’s awesome bat template here!

Floating Witch’s Hat Luminaries

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Polka Dot Chair

These floating witch’s hats look awesome in the daytime, but they’re even more wicked at night.

Hands and Legs in the Garage

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy BHG

Transform a plain garage into something fearful with cardstock and tissue paper.

Canning Lid Pumpkins

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Crafts by Amanda

These canning lid pumpkins are so homestead chic and they’re surprisingly easy to make!

Check out this post for more no-carve DIY pumpkins ideas!

Ghostly Fridge

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Jean’s Craft Corner

Delight your guests with this 5-minute Halloween decor.

Bat Branch

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy The Sweetest Occasion

Hot glue gun cardstock bats to a branch for a quick centerpiece or table display.

Floating Cheesecloth Ghost

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Love and Laundry

I love this optical illusion DIY Shatzi over at Love and Laundry came up with. It’s truly spooktacular!

Halloween Straw Wreath

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Tater Tots and Jello

For a festive decor, DIY this nifty wreath with paper straws.

DIY Spider Web Tablecloth

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy The House That Lars Built

Make your own spider web tablecloth with a couple of household supplies.

Bloody Hand Print Window Clings

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Felt Magnet

The kids will have a blast making this fun DIY decor. Just make sure to prepare the table with a few layers of newspaper!

Trash Bag Spider Webs

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Fast Forward Fun

Who knew the paper snowflake technique we learned in grade school would come in handy on so many crafty occasions?

Glowing Eyes

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Rust and Shine

Save paper rolls to DIY glowing monster eyes for the yard – illuminated with glow sticks! It really doesn’t get any better (or cheaper) than this.

Fairy Glow Jars

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Thrillvania

Another easy way to brighten up a front porch is with DIY glow jars brightened up broken glow sticks (totally non-toxic).

Styrofoam and Pipe Cleaner Spiders

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy One Good Thing by Jillee

These creepy crawlies will look great scattered along your porch and front steps.

Painted Skull Rocks

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Crafts by Amanda

Paint some rocks and place them in a decorative bowl for instant tabletop decor.

Paper Spider Garland

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Madame Criativa

Make this cool garland in mere minutes with a few craft supplies.

Snake Nest Wreath

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Martha Stewart

Coat a grapevine wreath in black and use floral wire to attach toy snakes for an easy snake nest wreath.

Finger on Doorbell

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Pretty Prudent

This decoration’s sure to instill some fear. Only the brace shall enter.

Boo Banner

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy A Beautiful Mess

DIY this inexpensive chic banner for the home!

Crepe Flower Bouquet

35 Easy Last-Minute DIY Halloween Decorations That Look 10x Better Than Store-Bought

Courtesy Country Living

Make this easy crepe flower bouquet to decorate the mantle or as an eye-catching centerpiece. You’ll likely make this beautiful DIY again and again for the spring.


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