Ideas On How To Decorate Your Room For Halloween DIY

Are you ready for October 31st? Yes, that’s Halloween! Before we give you any of our ideas on how to decorate your room, let’s learn a few things about this holiday. Halloween has its origins in ancient Celtic. They used to believe that the new year began on November 1. It was the beginning of the winter period and the date on which the ghosts returned to earth.

A room decorated for Halloween holiday

Over the last few years and after being mixed up with many other religions, Halloween began to be celebrated in the UK slightly differently. It has been associated with a plethora of activities. Halloween parties, pumpkins, spiders, spooky costumes, and harmless pranks are some of the things that took place during the Halloween period. Nowadays, all American and European countries celebrate Halloween. 

Thus, when October comes around, signs of Halloween are everywhere. Pumpkins, witch hats and brooms, candies, ghosts and more are common Halloween decorations. It’s one of the best times of the year when you have the chance to be creative and dress up yourself and your home decor into something more spooky. Everyone likes to decorate their homes with Halloween crafts. That’s why we are here. With this tutorial, we are going to give you ideas on how to decorate your room for Halloween DIY projects. Ready? Let’s spook up then!

14 DIY Halloween decoration ideas

There are many things you can do to get into the “Halloween spirit”. You can create many Halloween themed makeover crafts to decorate your front porch and entryway. You can, for example, cover the trees with spider webs and stick some creepy-crawly critters in them, stick tombstones out of the lawn, hang a Halloween wreath on the front door, and the list goes on.

But what about your living room? How can you turn it into a spooky room ready to throw a Halloween party? With the below Halloween ideas, you will totally scare all the trick or treaters

1. Flying paper bats

A great way to decorate a room is to set up flying paper bats. And it’s pretty easy to make them. Find a printable bat design online, get black construction paper and cut out bats in different sizes. Then just add them to the wall, the stairs etc. Everywhere you like. Never mind how many you create. Make as many as possible. They will look great.

If you have made many bats, you can also use them to decorate other spots, like your fireplace. All you want is to create a ghoulish look in your house. And the fireplace is the best spot. Gather a few leftover Halloween decorations like the bats and pumpkins, led lights and cheesecloth – it’s the perfect type of fabric to create cobwebs and the spooky look. Plastic spiders and snakes would be an excellent addition to your fireplace.

2. Googly eye chocolates

What will you offer to your trick or treaters? Googly eye chocolates, of course. Use a small black bowl and fill it with chocolate eyeballs. If you can’t find these chocolates wrapped in bloodshot-eye motif foil, you can make them. Get a package of google eyes and glue them to the candy wrappers. Tada! Your treats are ready to be served.

Spider cookies with googly eyes

3. Candy corn centrepiece

No Halloween decor is complete without candy corns. You can either make a garland or a centrepiece for the table. Thus, create your candy corns for your table. Spray paint old wine bottles with the colours of candy corns and decorate them as you wish. Place them on the table and add some real ones as well. 

4. Creepy mirror

A spooky mirror couldn’t be missing from Halloween decoration. How can you make one? Easy breezy.

Needed materials:

  • A small old mirror (you can find it at a thrift store)
  • An old book (also available at a thrift store)
  • A razor blade
  • Glossy black spray paint (if the mirror is already black-framed, you can omit that)

Steps to follow:

  1. Remove the mirror from its frame and cut out the picture to fit the frame.
  2. Using the razor blade, scrape the coating on the back of the mirror.
  3. Tape the picture to the back and spray the frame with black paint.

5. Pumpkin jar lights

Pumpkins in all sorts of forms are a must-have for Halloween. An alternative way to introduce pumpkins into your decoration is to create pumpkin glowing jars.

orange and white illuminated pumpkin jars

Needed materials:

  • 5 glass jars/ mason jars in different sizes
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Orange tissue paper
  • A small bowl
  • Decoupage glue
  • Newspaper
  • A 2.54 cm foam paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Black construction paper or card stock

Steps to follow:

    1. Measure the length from just under the lid to the centre of the bottom of each mason jar and cut plenty of strips of tissue, adding about 4cm wide by the length of the jar,
    2. In a small bowl, mix 3 parts of decoupage glue with 1 part water.
    3. Lay newspaper on the working surface and brush 8cm-wide of the decoupage mixture to the outside of the jar under the lid to the bottom. Work with a mason jar at a time.
    4. Lay a strip of the paper vertically over the glue and smooth it with your hands. Repeat the process overlapping each strip about 1.5cm.
    5. Let the jars dry.
    6. While waiting for the jars to dry, draw faces and anything else you like on the construction paper or the card stock and cut it.
    7. Then, using decoupage mixture again, glue them onto the front of the jars.
    8. Let them dry overnight, and then fill them with battery-operated tea lights.

6. Blood drip

A spooky Halloween craft is the effect of the dripping blood on your glasses. Let’s see how to make it:

Needed materials:

  • Several clean glasses
  • Red hot glue sticks
  • A glue gun

Steps to follow:

  1. Turn the glue gun onto medium heat setting, place the red hot glue stick into it and wait for it to warm up. It should take about 5 minutes.
  2. While waiting, turn all your glasses upside down. Once the glue is warm enough, slowly run the gun around the edge of the glass, allowing the hot glue to drip down.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Then, turn the glue gun on the highest setting and fill in the bottom of each glass with a pool of hot glue.
  5. Let the glue dry completely and turn the glasses right side up afterwards.

This method you can try on every non-porous material, like metal candle holders or serving utensils. When Halloween passes, you can peel off the glue, and no harm, no foul.

7. Halloween candlesticks

Could you imagine that the old wine bottles you keep storing in the cupboards would ever use them? It’s the right time now. Spray paint them in Halloween colours and stick a candlestick in each one. Light them up and let the wax drip down the sides. Don’t worry about all the mess. You know how to get wax out of clothes or clean the glass afterwards.

8. Jack-o-lanterns

Jack-o-lanterns aren’t only for the front porch and stairs. You can place them everywhere in the house, like your fireplace. 

A woman making a jack-o-lantern for Halloween decoration

Needed materials:

  • A large pumpkin
  • A sharp serrated knife
  • A large serving spoon
  • A marker pen
  • A tea light

Steps to follow:

  1. Cut the crown of the pumpkin with the knife.
  2. Then, scoop the seeds and fibres using a spoon, and remove some of the flesh.
  3. Outline a face with the marker on the pumpkin and cut the eyes, the nose and the mouth with the knife.
  4. Finally, add the tea candle and put the crown back in its place. 

9. Spider web plant hanger

It’s probably the easiest decor. If you already have hanging baskets from the ceiling, use glue(hot or crafting one) to attach plastic spiders all over the hanger. If you have succulents or spiky plants, they will complete the look. 

10. Haunted house

Halloween decor without a haunted house is like Christmas without gingerbread cookies. Thus, to complete the look, why don’t you make such a house?

Needed materials:

  • A cereal box
  • Red and green tissue
  • Led candle
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Set square or ruler
  • Pad
  • Black permanent marker
  • Tape
  • Glue, paste stick or stapler

Steps to follow:

  1. Cut open the cereal box.
  2. Turn inside out the box and outline the house. Remember to add doors and windows and a side door to place the candle.
  3. Next, cut the outline of the windows. You should cut the doors as well, just on only 3 sides, to open them.
  4. Turn the box to the right side, cut a piece of the plastic stick and tape it on the outside part of the box. Draw some black cats, skeletons or spiderwebs in the windows.
  5. Your spooky house is almost ready. You just need to glue it together and place the candle.
  6. If you want to add a bit of colour, then glue red or green pieces of tissue on the windows.

11. Stencilled pumpkins

An alternative to Jack-o-lantern is to stencil your pumpkins. You can find a plethora of stencils in any design. You just choose those you like and put them on the pumpkins. Afterwards, place them on the stairwells or stack them in the fireplace and add a few dried leaves and gourds.

12. Halloween wreath

Do you know how to make autumn or a door wreath? Making a Halloween wreath is the same. Just instead of flowers and dried leaves, you can make one from a grapevine wreath base and stick onto it some bats, pumpkins, spiders or witch hats.

Front porch with Halloween wreath and decoration

13. Window silhouettes

If you don’t want to spend your savings on store-bought decorations, just cut a few silhouettes from black cardstock or painted black cardboard and place them on your windows. Make ghosts, witches, cats, bats or anything you like. Use a little tape to stick them on the windows. When Halloween is over, get them down and store them for next year.

14. A group of ghouls

A group of ghouls placed in the entryway to welcome your trick or treaters or next to your trick or treat candy station will make a great boo addition to your Halloween decoration. It’s pretty easy to make them. However, instead of flowers and autumn leaves, you will use eerie grapevines and crows or bats.

Needed materials:

  • White tissue paper
  • Black card stock
  • Cheesecloth
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Steps to follow:

  1. Cut the black paper into mouth and eye shapes and stick them with the glue onto the tissue.
  2. Then drape them with the cloth.

A house decorated with jack-l-lanterns, webs and spiders for Halloween

Besides the variety of Halloween costumes, there’s a variety of DIY Halloween decoration ideas. There’s no limitation on how many you can use, and no one will ever tell you that you overdid. Choose from our tutorial those that fit your spooky tastes and needs, put on your Halloween costumes and have a bootiful Halloween! 

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