Is it possible to decorate for Halloween without spending your life savings? Yes! When done right, Halloween décor can be beautiful, chic, and inexpensive. These DIY Halloween decorations fit the bill perfectly. Step aside plastic skeletons and cardboard witches, there’s a few new kids on the block.
These are basic candlesticks, spray painted black with creepy crystals added on top. Absolutely beautiful for a side table display or centerpiece.
Any type of pumpkin works perfectly for this centerpiece. You can use real or plastic, simply paint them white and add letters. I love the various sizes to add a little extra style.
Cover your existing books with spells, enchantments, potions, and poisons. Add a black crow and a red apple and you’re set. Best of all, these book covers are a free printable at The Idea Room.
Bet you couldn’t guess these pumpkins are covered in stockings! Use old patterned stockings to cover pumpkins and make a chic display.
I love the black and white simplicity of this mantel design. The oversized branches provide a great background and the silver and black tulle give just the right touch.
Crepe paper trees follow a similar pattern as mini Christmas tree décor, but the solid black makes them perfect for Halloween.
Place a few on the mantel or side table for a simple and subtle hint of scary.
This is becoming one of the most popular Halloween DIY projects. A dollar store Christmas village gone dark with a little black spray paint. You can find ceramic houses at the dollar store, garage sales or thrift stores. You can also create a similar idea with inexpensive wooden birdhouses. Give them a splash of black and you have a haunted scene perfect for Halloween.
It doesn’t get more simple than this. White pumpkins lining the stairs is a great way to decorate for fall without going overboard. Best of all, they will last through Thanksgiving and provide an elegant entry for your holiday guests.
I love luminaries at Christmastime, but I might love them even more at Halloween. Create an inviting and elegant entrance for Trick or Treaters with these pumpkin luminaries lighting the way.
Collect old condiment jars and wine bottles to create an elegant display of potions. Use matte black spray paint and a few added cobwebs for a more authentic look.
This idea takes a little more time and prep, but the results are jaw-dropping. Take some of your favorite photos, artwork, or print them off online. Then black out all of the eyes and hang them in place of your regular family photos. I’m not sure how long I’d last before these guys would start creeping me out.
Sometimes it’s just the little things that take ordinary décor from everyday style to the other side of creepy. I love the added bats, the gold owl and the tiny pumpkins. It doesn’t take much to create truly beautiful Halloween décor you can be proud of.