25 Scary DIY Halloween Decorations To Haunt Your Visitors

Posted by , Updated on November 12, 2021

With Halloween just around the corner, it is time to think about decorating your home with some of the most original scary decorations available. Now before you go Halloween crazy and buy an insane amount of expensive decorations, take a moment to check out our post. Some of the scariest and most impressive decor pieces do not take more than just some a pair of skillful hands, a little time and some basic supplies available at your local supermarket or craft store. In today’s post, were going to show you some very creative ways to use items such as black cardboard, frosted window films, ping pong balls and more. So save your money and at the same time create one of the most haunted, scary spectacles of home decor in your neighborhood. And don’t be fooled, while all of these cool decorations are easy to make, they are guaranteed to freak your neighbors and trick-or-treaters out. From horrifying mummy wreaths and black cat lanterns to floating witch hats and even pickled heads, these 25 Scary DIY Halloween Decorations To Haunt Your Visitors will not only be affordable, but effective.

Now that you have your house decor covered, lets work on your costume. Check out these 25 Most Terrifying Halloween Costumes.


Ghostly draperies

Ghostly draperiesSource and image: www.abktoday.com

Turn your porch into a frightening place with flying draperies made from tattered cheesecloth or old curtains. Tatter the drapes by cutting random holes in them.


Scary pillow

Scary pillowSource and image: wittyfeed.com

This is what you get when you insert a spooky Halloween mask under the cushion cover.


Black cat lanterns

Black cat lanternsSource and image: www.diycraftproject.com

Paint carved pumpkins black, add cat ears and eyes, put candles in them and your eerie black cat lanterns are ready to creep some trick-or-treaters out.


Creepy silhouettes

Creepy silhouettesSource and image: www.today.com

These spine-chilling silhouettes can be made from heavy black paper. By taping them on your windows, your house will turn into a horror movie scene.


Pallet lantern

Pallet lanternSource and image: www.hgtv.com

Spook up your porch with this creative lantern made from old wooden pallet. Drill in holes in the shape of a scary face and paint the pallet orange to resemble a giant pumpkin.


Mummy wreath

Mummy wreathSource and image: www.homecrux.com

As terrifying as this décor item is, it only takes a wooden circular frame, some bandages and a plastic surgical gloves to create.


Lawn ghosts

Lawn ghosts Source and image: www.abktoday.com

Turn your garden into a haunted place with these lawn ghosts made from styrofoam balls, garden stakes and white fabric or cheese cloth.


Creepy eyes

Creepy eyes Source and image: www.primandpropah.com

Make these cool eyeballs using regular ping pong balls and sharpies.


Bloody handprints

Bloody handprintsSource and image: www.lovemaegan.com

For the ultimate scary effect, have these red paint handprints all over your house.


Fireplace décors

Fireplace décors Source and image: homecrux.com

Add some eerie Halloween touch to your fireplace with these little silhouettes that can be easily cut from cardboard.


Chicken wire ghosts

Chicken wire ghostsSource and image: funmozar.com

Form a ghost-like person out of a chicken wire and spray it with glow in the dark paint. Arrange these guys in your garden and watch your neighbors freak out.


Flying bats

Flying batsSource and image: www.diyncrafts.com

To give your interior spooky feel, cut bat silhouettes of different sizes out of black cardboard and tape them to the wall.


Mice on stairs

Mice on stairsSource and image: houseologie.com

Black cardboard can be also used to create these mice silhouettes. By gluing them to the stairs, your house will turn into a real witch´s lair.


Magnetic spiders

Magnetic spidersSource and image: www.deliacreates.com

Get a bag of plastic spiders at a dollar store and glue little magnets to them. Then, use them to decorate doors, window frames and other metal objects in your house.


Ghost in the mirror

Ghost in the mirrorSource and image: www.countryliving.com

Draw a figure on the back of a sheet of frosted window film. Cut out the silhouette as well as its eyes and mouth and apply it to a mirror.


Floating witch hats

Floating witch hatsSource and image: www.pinterest.com

To spook up your porch, suspend a few black witch hats from the ceiling. If you use thin transparent string, they will look like if they were levitating.


Pickled head

Pickled head Source and image: www.instructables.com

If you are familiar with photo editors, you can create this super scary Halloween decoration with ease.


Glowing eyes

Glowing eyes Source and image: www.rustandsunshine.com

Cut holes into empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls, insert glow sticks, and cover the ends. Put the eyes in shrubs or on your house´s wall and watch the passers-by freak out.


Hands in pond

Hands in pondSource and image: www.homedit.com

Take a few fake hands or mannequin´s hands and arrange them in a zombie-like fashion in your backyard´s pond.


Bug lamp

Bug lampSource and image: pinterest.com

Draw a bug silhouette on a black paper, cut it out and attach it to the inside of a lampshade.


Ghostly ceiling décor

Ghostly ceiling décor Source and image: brit.co

For a ghostly atmosphere, fill water balloons with water and glow sticks, put them in stockings and attach the stockings to the ceiling.


Scary peppers

Scary peppers Source and image: pinterest.com

Curved peppers stuffed with spaghetti can look even more terrifying than pumpkins.


Spider plates

Spider platesSource and image: www.hgtv.com

Give your white plates a creative Halloween makeover by painting spiders onto them. Use black ceramic paint to draw the spiders and bake the plates afterwards.


Eerie window

Eerie windowSource and image: www.diyncrafts.com

To get a horror movie window, attach some spider nets made from torn cheesecloth to your window, add a few spiders and bats and light it up with candles.


Spirit jugs

Spirit jugsSource and image: www.icreativeideas.com

To create spooky Halloween lanterns, draw creepy faces on empty milk jugs and placed LED candles or Christmas lights inside.

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