46 Best DIY Indoor Halloween Decorations Ideas

Halloween is approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to decorate your home for the spookiest holiday of the year.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these 46 best DIY indoor Halloween decorations ideas. From ghoulish displays to cute and fun accents, there’s something here for you.

So grab your supplies and get start decorating to have some fun this Halloween season!

46 Best DIY Indoor Halloween Decorations Ideas

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1. Creepy Halloween Tablescape

Creepy Halloween Tablescape

A Halloween tablescape can be a fun addition to any dinner party. By using items like a white tablecloth, lace spider web table cover, and spider candelabras, you can easily set the scene for a spooky evening.

You can also use natural creepy cloth as placemats, with black crows on top. For the centerpiece, you add a skull and crow glass, or a skeleton arm with shot glasses. This will add some fun and color to your table.

And finally, don’t forget the glitter pumpkins and spiders. They will really bring your tablescape to life that your guests will love!

Project details: acupfullofsass.com

2. Sophisticated Halloween Party Décor

Sophisticated Halloween Party Décor

Hosting a Halloween cocktail party can be a lot of fun. This is an easy idea for decorating your home on a budget.

You just spray some black bunches of flowers with spray paint, add 3D bats, add large spider web, add some mercury glass poison bottles, and hang some skeleton and skull decor for a spooky touch.

With a little creativity, your Halloween party can be stylish and everyone enjoys it.

Project details: anindigoday.com

3. DIY Mini Halloween terrarium

DIY Mini Halloween Terrarium

This easy project is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit without going too overboard.

All you need is a small glass vase, some pebbles, coffee grounds, a flat rock, white and black acrylic craft paint, a paintbrush and some decorative moss.

You can easily find all of these items at local craft store or dollar store.

This miniature terrarium can fit into any minimal space. It also makes a great addition to any larger decorative piece.

Project details: craftylittlegnome.com

4. Halloween Fairy Graveyard Moon

Halloween Fairy Graveyard Moon

This guide provides everything you need to create a spooky, fairy-filled graveyard right in your home.

It features a spooky but child-friendly scene of skeletons and tombstones, with plenty of room for other miniature Halloween items.

The best part about this project is that the moon shines at night,
adding to the spooky effect.

Project details: acraftymix.com

5. Hauntingly Halloween Scary Jars

Hauntingly Halloween Scary Jars

If you’re looking for a spooky way to decorate your house for Halloween, try making some of these scary jars.

You can find vintage portraits online, and then paint the eyes with glow-in-the-dark paint. Tape the picture to the inside of the jar, and add some spooky cloth and dead branches.

The best part is that the eyes will glow in the dark, making them even more creepy. Your friends and family will feel scared when they see your decorations.

Project details: carolynshomework.com

6. Easy DIY Halloween Cheesecloth Ghosts

Easy DIY Halloween Cheesecloth Ghosts

Halloween is a time for spooky fun, and these easy cheesecloth ghosts are a great decoration.

You’ll need a jar, a balloon, liquid starch, cheesecloth, and pipe cleaners. First, make an indent in the pipe cleaner and bend the sides upwards to form the ghost’s body. Place it in the jar.

Next, put the balloon on top of the jar to form the head. Cut the cheesecloth to 36″ long and wet it with liquid starch. Drape it over the balloon and gather it around the bottom.

You may have to play with it a bit to get the desired shape. Let it sit overnight.

Then, cut out eyes from vinyl or felt and attach them to the ghost’s face. You can also make a banner out of construction paper with a message like “BOO”. Attach it to the ghost’s hands.

Project details: diyvibes.net

7. Creepy Skeleton Wine Glasses

Creepy Skeleton Wine Glasses

These wine glasses are spooky and a great way to add some extra flair to your party.

They are made from wine/champaign glasses and skeleton tongs. With just a few steps, you can create your own set of spooky glasses.
To start, you cut the skeleton hands off of the tongs using a band saw or hand saw.

Next, spray paint the top portion of the glass and the stem of the wine glass with black paint, then add a light layer of ivory paint to achieve an old bones look.

Finally, glue the skeleton hands to the wine glass using E6000 adhesive and enjoy your new Halloween decorations.

Project details: michellejdesigns.com

8. Spooky Halloween Witch Window Silhouette

Spooky Halloween Witch Window Silhouette

This spooky window silhouette is perfect for anyone who loves the scary factor of Halloween. It adds a touch of haunted to your home and looking out at the creepy things in the night.

It even grabs the attention of people who drive or walk by your house.

Project details: bliss-ranch.com

9. Orange Jack O’ Lantern Tea Lights

Orange Jack O’ Lantern Tea Lights

Halloween doesn’t have to be all about pumpkins and witches. Why not try making some Jack O Lantern Tea Lights with navel oranges?

Not only do they look festive, but they also smell wonderful. All you need is an orange, a metal cookie cutter, tea light candles, a knife, and some whole allspice.

They look great lined up on the window sill and make the house smell so good. You could also use these little Jack O Lanterns as place settings on a Fall tablescape. Or just line them up on the window and smile.

Project details: suzyssitcom.com

10. Halloween Magnetic Spiders

Halloween Magnetic Spiders

What could be spookier than spiders all over your door? This easy project will add some Halloween fun and spooky to your home – simply attach plastic spider rings (available at most dollar stores) with magnets.

The spiders can attach to any metal surface, including refrigerators and other appliances. You can also change up the arrangement of the spiders each day for a new look.

Project details: deliacreates.com

11. Halloween Spider Light Centerpiece

Halloween Spider Light Centerpiece

This spider light centerpiece will add some light and fun to your Halloween décor.

You will need 4 items to make it: wide mouth jars, spider web, battery-operated white lights, and spiders.

The spider web and lights are wrapped around each other, and the battery pack is hidden in the bottom of the jar. The lights have a timer feature, so they will turn off after 6 hours and then turn back on at the same time the next day.

The spiders are inserted into the webbing, and the whole centerpiece can enjoy. It’s self-contained so you can put it anywhere at home.

Project details: ladybehindthecurtain.com

12. Sequin Polka Dot Halloween Pumpkin

Sequin Polka Dot Halloween Pumpkin

These sparkly pumpkins will add some color and excitement to your home this Halloween season.

You can use these pumpkins as a centerpiece table, put them up the staircase, place them in the fireplace, or decorate around your house with them.

Project details: sugarandcloth.com

13. Bleeding Halloween Candles

Bleeding Halloween Candles

Candles are a staple of any Halloween get together. These bleeding candles will set the mood for a spooky evening.

It’s easy to do, involving sticking tacks into a white pillar candle and dripping hot wax over it to create the effect of blood gushing out.

You can also use other objects, such as pins or knives, to make interesting designs on the candles. Then the candles can display in a candelabra or group together for an eerie effect.

Project details: popsugar.com

14. DIY Dollar Store Halloween Village

DIY Dollar Store Halloween Village

Adding a Halloween village to your decorations is a great way to save money while still having a spooky and fun display.

By spraying everything black and adding a few touches of glitter, your village will look like it came straight from a horror movie.

You can use boxes and candle holders to create differnet levels, add fake spider webs for a foggy effect. And even put glue dots on plastic bats and added fake spider webs for an extra touch of creepiness.

Project details: the36thavenue.com

15. Ghost In Mason Jars

Ghost In Mason Jars

Making ghosts in mason jars for Halloween is a fun, easy craft. The supplies needed are easily find at the dollar store, including Styrofoam balls, Spanish moss, twigs, gauze, and a glue gun.

These spooky ghosts in ball Mason jars make great decorations for your Halloween party.

Project details: masonjarcraftslove.com

16. Halloween Sunburst Mirror

Halloween Sunburst Mirror

This sunburst mirror looks like it has been in an attic or haunted house for years, with spiderwebs and cobwebs all over it.

The project is simple but does require some time to complete. First, you brush paint on the mirror to look like it has been collecting dust for years.

Next, hot glue spider webs in various shapes and sizes all over the place. After this, use stringy spider web material to cover the dowels and spiders.

Finally, attach a ribbon loop to the back and hot glue the mirror to the front. The finished product is a great addition to any Halloween spooky decor.

Project details: housefulofhandmade.com

17. DIY Stenciled Halloween Table Runner

DIY Stenciled Halloween Table Runner

The project is simple and doesn’t require any sewing. You’ll need a Cricut machine or a stencil from the craft store, fabric paint, and a small foam roller.

You should select a table runner or tablecloth in the desired size and color. If a solid black runner is not available, purchase a tablecloth and cut it to the desired size.

The raw edges can be sealed with seam tape without any sewing required.

You will cut out your stencil and position it on your fabric. Load up your foam roller brush with paint and blot off any excess. Then, roll the paint over your runner in even strokes.

Remove the stencil and voila! You’ve got a custom-printed table runner that will add some Halloween spirit to your table.

Project details: polkadotchair.com

18. DIY Copper Foil Halloween Garland

DIY Copper Foil Halloween Garland

This Halloween, try making your own garland with copper foil! It’s great for festive and elegant decoration.

First, download and cut out the Happy Halloween template. You can use a craft knife and patience to do this by hand, or use a Cricut with the setting ‘thick cardstock’.

Then, cover the letters with foil (shiny side up) and put it through a laminator.

Once it’s cooled, peel off the foil to reveal your foiled letters! Finally, string your bunting triangles together and tape your cord/string to the back of each one.

Project details: lemonthistle.com

19. Creepy Halloween Hand Picture Frame

Creepy Halloween Hand Picture Frame

If you’re looking to add some ghoulish decor to your haunted house then this project is great for you.

With just a few simple supplies, you can create a creepy picture frame with haunted mansion decorations for your mantle.

The hand and arm props give the frame an aged stone look. The author also places mini lightweight skulls and a raven into the palms of select hands. It’s perfect for setting the mood of the haunted house.

It’s easy to make and doesn’t require any advanced crafting skills.

Project details: gigglesgalore.net

20. Paper Bats Flying Around Home

Paper Bats Flying Around Home

Halloween decorations don’t have to be spooky and creepy – they can be fun and cute instead!

One easy way to add a festive touch to your home is by using paper bats. You can make them very easily. Not only are they festive, but they’re also very cute!

Bats usually fly in a stream following each other, so it’s a great opportunity to create a little bit of Halloween atmosphere.

Project details: madeeveryday.com

21. Halloween Black and White Shelves

Halloween Black And White Shelves

If you want a classic, spooky look this Halloween, take a break from orange and create some Halloween Black and White Shelves.

It’s easy to do and affordable, too! You can use things you have around the house and find inexpensive decorations at the dollar store.

There are lots of great ideas for decorating your shelves with a black and white theme – like bats, white pumpkin, spiders, owls, and candles.

So get creative and your Halloween guests will impress with your spooky display.

Project details: inspirationformoms.com

22. Black and White Pumpkins Halloween Vignette

Black And White Pumpkins Halloween Vignette

This easy project will add some fun and sparkle to your black and white Halloween decor.

To create your own gold glitter spider pumpkin, simply brush glue on a white craft pumpkin and sprinkle with extra fine gold glitter.

Repeat until the entire pumpkin is covered, then brush the stem with glue and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry and tie a black and white striped bow around the stem.

You can also spray paint a pumpkin gold and add vinyl words or images to create additional looks.

Project details: gigglesgalore.net

23. Halloween Table Runner With Hanging Spiders

Halloween Table Runner With Hanging Spiders

Table runners are a fun way to add some personality to your table setting.

This tutorial will show you how to make a festive and spooky spiderweb table runner for your Halloween party using just a few supplies.

You’ll need a piece of fabric, fusible adhesive tape, an iron, scissors, and a measuring tape.

Project details: makeit-loveit.com

24. Pumpkins With Hanging And Flying Bats

Pumpkins With Hanging And Flying Bats

The project instructions on how to create a nook with pumpkin decorations, as well as some flying bats.

The bats are made out of black card stock paper, and are attached to the pumpkin with thin wire and hot glue. The lights inside the pumpkin make the bats glow. This would be a fun decoration to set out for Autumn and Halloween.

Project details: makeit-loveit.com

25. DIY Tombstone Candy Holder

DIY Tombstone Candy Holder

The tombstone candy holder is a fun and quick project that is easy to make.

It can use as part of your Halloween decorations, either inside or outside. You can put it on your front porch for trick-or-treaters.

The LED lights give it a spooky look when the day turns to night. You can fill the attached holder with candy or other small toys.

Project details: makeit-loveit.com

26. Book Page Bats on a Halloween Mantel

Book Page Bats On A Halloween Mantel

This fun, festive Halloween mantel uses gorgeous pumpkins and flameless candles to create a spooky, glowing effect.

The book page bats are a fun, crafty touch that adds dimension and texture to the display.

The pumpkins all light up and create a fabulous glow after dark. The flameless candles have flickering wicks that look real, and they even come with remote controls.

This mantel is perfect for a family-friendly Halloween celebration.

Project details: dukesandduchesses.com

27. Horrifying Cemetery Halloween Mantel

Horrifying Cemetery Halloween Mantel

Looking to create an eerie and captivating Halloween scene over your fireplace this year? Look no further than this cemetery Halloween Mantel.

By using garden trellises, black paint, and some creative decorating, you can create your own cemetery scene right in the center of your living space.

With free printables for “Boo! Candles”, solar owls, and other spooky accents, this mantel is sure to be the highlight of your Halloween party.

Project details: madeinaday.com

28. Halloween Pumpkin Decor With Skeleton Hand and Skull

Halloween Pumpkin Decor With Skeleton Hand And Skull

The project uses a small white craft pumpkin, a resin skeleton hand, and various DecoArt paints.

The decoration consists of a pumpkin painted with metallic lustre in silver and copper, with black paint rubbed into the crevices, and a vinyl skull die cut and attached to the hand. This makes for a perfect addition to any Halloween mantel display.

Project details: michellespartyplanit.com

29. Halloween Craft Pumpkin Witch Hat

Halloween Craft Pumpkin Witch Hat

Looking for a quick and easy Halloween craft? This witch hat pumpkin is perfect!

You can use a real pumpkin for this project, or a foam one
Just cover it in paint (black, green and orange, or any color you like), add some ribbon and embellishments, and you’re done.

You use this as a centerpiece for your Halloween party or decor. Simple and fun.

Project details: tidymom.net

30. DIY Halloween Lanterns Scary

DIY Halloween Lanterns Scary

The project guides on how to turn simple black lanterns into spooky lanterns for your Halloween parties.

You’ll need:

  • Black metal lantern set
  • Mod Podge
  • Spider webs
  • Metallic paint

The first step is to mix mod podge and water together. Then, you dip a small piece of the spider web in the mixture. While the panels are drying, paint the lantern with metallic paint.

Next, paint the spider webs on the glass panels in layers. Let dry. Assemble the lantern and add a colored LED light for spooky ambiance.

And that’s it! Spooky Halloween lanterns in just a few easy steps. Try this project yourself and enjoy a creepy-cool display this Halloween season.

Project details: michellespartyplanit.com

31. DIY Scarecrow Mask Prop

DIY Scarecrow Mask Prop

This scarecrow mask prop is perfect for a scary movie-themed Halloween party.

It is easy to make and requires a few supplies includes burlap, a foam head form, black paint, mod podge, metallic bronze paint, scissors, a foam brush, twine, and rusty barbwire.

It is really creepy and will definitely scare your guests!

Project details: michellespartyplanit.com

32. The Entry Way – Indoor Halloween Decorating

The Entry Way – Indoor Halloween Decorating

With just a few simple decorations like these, you can make your house look spooky without going over-the-top.

You can uses glitter spiderweb pumpkins – it’s easy and they look great. Another idea is to use candles and spiders to create a spooky.

And finally, you don’t forget the birds! A few fake birds can really add to the effect. So if you’re short on time, don’t worry – this idea will help you get your house ready for Halloween in no time!

Project details: pinkpeppermintdesign.com

33. Martha Stewart Halloween Mantel

Martha Stewart Halloween Mantel

This mantel decor is easy to create and done in short time. The most time-consuming part is removing the glass from the frames and sticking the skulls to the foam core or card stock.

The rest of the decor is easily assembled with items that can be found at most stores.

The finished product is a spooky yet stylish Halloween mantel that will add some extra fun to your holiday decorations.

Project details: designimprovised.com

34. Spooky Halloween Candle

Spooky Glowing Eyes Candle Holders

With just a few simple steps, you can create spooky Halloween candle holders using old photos.

You start by spraying the top and bottom of each candle holder with spray paint. Then, wrap the candle holder in the rag and press it into the paint.

Let it sit for a few seconds before removing the rag.
Repeat this process with as many candle holders as you want in different colors.

While the candle holders are drying, use the craft knife to cut out everyone’s eyes from photos. Then, you paint the middle of each candle holder lightly and scrape away some of the paint with sandpaper to create a textured surface.

Next, apply one photo at a time to the outside of each candle holder using Mod Podge. Once everything is dry, add a sealing coat of Mod Podge.

Finally, use the craft knife to scrape away around the eyes one last time for extra glowiness.

These spooky candles holders make a great centerpiece or decoration for your Halloween party.

Project details: cheltenhamroad.wpcomstaging.com

35. Mummy Jam Jar Laterns

Mummy Jam Jar Laterns

These little lanterns are so simple to make and look great when lit up. It will add a spooky touch to any party.

Start by gluing two googly eyes to the glass jar using PVA glue. Then, use the white electrical tape to wrap around the jar, starting at the bottom.

You leave some gaps and overlap the tape, but be sure not to cover the googly eyes. You can reposition the eyes if needed.

Once the glue is dry, your lantern is ready to be lit! You should use a little LED tealight as a safe and effective way to light up lanterns.

Project details: blissfuldomestication.com

36. DIY Skull Candle Holder

DIY Skull Candle Holder

This skull candle holder is a decoration that can be made using plastic skulls, a hot glue gun, and terra cotta saucers.

The holder make by flipping a bottom saucer upside down and stacking the skulls together. The top saucer is then glued on and sprayed with black paint.

The final product is a spooky candle holder that looks great for any Halloween party.

Project details: endlesslyinspired.com

37. DIY Paper Pumpkin Wreath

DIY Paper Pumpkin Wreath

The tutorial will show you how to make a giant paper pumpkin medallion that can use as a Halloween wreath.

The supplies you will need are pattern, orange paper, black paper, brown paper, white paper, markers, twine, thin wire, and ribbon. You will also need a scoring board and stylus, hot glue, paper trimmer or scissors.

This is a fun, easy way to add some Halloween spirit to your home décor.

Project details: craftingcheerfully.com

38. DIY Halloween Terrariums

DIY Spooky Halloween Terrarium

These Halloween terrariums make great table centerpieces or mantel decorations for Halloween. They’re inexpensive and can make with decorations from the dollar store.

You can use a variety of jars in different sizes, and the lids can use as the base for the terrarium. Just cover the bottom with Spanish moss, add your items, and you’re done.

Project details: todayscreativelife.com

39. Pottery Barn Halloween Votives

Pottery Barn Halloween Votives

These pottery barn votives are super simple and easy to make, and will save you a lot of money.

The template is free to download, and all you need to do is print it out, cut out the design, and attach it to a votive holder with some double sided tape.

Then just pop in an LED tealight and you’re good to go! You can choose from three different designs, or mix and match them for a more eclectic look. So go ahead and get crafty with these Halloween votives!

Project details: monicawantsit.com

40. DIY Halloween Candy Jar

DIY Halloween Candy Jar

Making a Halloween candy jar is a fun and easy way to decorate and display your favorite Halloween treats.

For this project, you will need: a terra cotta pot, terra cotta saucer, paint, wooden knob, ribbon, and stickers.

To start, you paint the outside of the pot, saucer, and knob with your choice of paint. Make sure to let everything dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Then, use e6000 or another industrial strength glue to attach the glass jar to the terra cotta pot. Place a heavy book on top while the glue dries to help it set properly.

Lastly, use hot glue to attach the knob to the saucer. Fill your jar with candy and add ribbon or stickers to decorate.

Project details: apumpkinandaprincess.com

41. Spooky Bat Chandelier

Spooky Bat Chandelier

The project includes instructions on how to make a spooky bat chandelier, with a focus on using quilting hoops, paper or foam bats, black craft paint, and black string or twine.

When lit, the bats spin and twist in the breeze, shadows of them flutter across the walls. This creates a spooky and fun atmosphere for your home this Halloween.

Project details: adiamondinthestuff.com

42. Spooky Floral Centrepiece For Halloween

Spooky Floral Centrepiece For Halloween

This centrepiece is easy and affordable to make, with a little spooky and classy look. It also looks great when lit by candlelight.

It features black acrylic paint and a gold paint pen to create a spider web design, and includes baby’s breath, dusty miller, and thistle flowers.

Additionally, fake bugs or spiders can add a creepy effect. This makes for a great addition to any Halloween party or gathering.

Project details: lemonthistle.com

43. Simple DIY Creepy Halloween Dreamcatchers

Simple DIY Creepy Halloween Dreamcatchers

Creep your friends out this Halloween with these Creepy Halloween Dreamcatchers! You’ll need embroidery hoops, spider webs, creepy fabric, and craft supplies like trim, feathers, and eyes.

The project is simple – The first step is to spray paint the hoop black and let it dry completely.

Then, you place the spider web fabric over the hoop and tighten it down. Pull each string of the fabric taut and trim any excess. Use hot glue to secure the strings in place.

Next, tie string or yarn around the bottom of the hoop and add various decorations.

Finally, add a large focal spider, eyeball, or fly to the hoop and tie a fabric strip to the top of the hoop. Hang it up and enjoy your eerie nightmare catcher.

Project details: madeinaday.com

44. Bat Halloween Chandelier

Bat Halloween Chandelier

This is a beautiful and elegant bat-themed chandelier that would be perfect for your Halloween party or decor.

The steps are simple: spray paint the rings, cut the fabric to fit the hoops, tie the fabric to the hoops with thread and knots, attach bats with super glue, and hang. It takes little time to put together.

Project details: brendid.com

45. Decorative Halloween Tin Can Lanterns

This DIY Halloween craft offers a brilliant way to upcycle empty tin cans into adorable Jack O’Lantern lanterns.

You can transform these cans into festive decorations with minimal supplies like orange craft paint, a black paint marker, and flameless votive candles.

The project calls for primary acrylic paint—no need for expensive alternatives or primer. Just be sure to opt for quality paint like Apple Barrel or DecoArt for the best results.

Optionally, you can punch holes around the facial features to create a flickering effect. Place a flameless LED votive inside each can, and voila!

Overall, it’s an affordable and eco-friendly Halloween decor that you can light up your windows or part of a Halloween tablescape for the party.

Project details: singlegirlsdiy.com

46. Floating Spooky Spiderweb Halloween Decor

Floating Spooky Spiderweb Halloween Decor

These spiderwebs are perfect for hanging in your dining room or any other room in your house.

All you need is a hot glue gun, some clear string, and four plastic spiderweb baskets from the Dollar Tree.

Simply glue your creatures, such as a skull or owl, to the center of one spiderweb basket, then hang it from a light fixture or from the ceiling.

You can even create two webs and stagger them so they’re not hanging from the same height.

Project details: thisisourbliss.com

Conclusion

Halloween is a time for spooks, scares and lots of fun. It’s also a great opportunity to show your creative side by decorating your home yourself.

We’ve put together a list of the 46 best DIY indoor Halloween decorations ideas to help get you started.

These ideas are perfect to add some extra flair to your home this year, without spending too much money or going too crazy.

We hope you will find suitable ideas for your home!

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