There is nothing quite like the brisk fall air combined with the feeling of Halloween in the air. Halloween will always be a memorable day for my family as it is the anniversary of me and Arthur’s first date (12 years ago now). To make the day even more memorable, each year I scour the web for amazing DIY Halloween party ideas to use in our home.
Every year, whether or not we have a Halloween party, you can expect to see decorations going up around September. Each year in our living room, we pick a theme to dictate how we will decorate. We have done a witches lair, a pirates cave and a mad scientists laboratory. This year is still undecided, but we are thinking either Egyptian tomb or a giants home. (You will have to stay tuned to find out 😉
I have already started gathering some inspiration for our DIY Halloween decorations. I can’t wait to see how the house turns out this year!
Here are 35 Amazing DIY Halloween party Ideas for your Home:
1. Spooky Spider Ice cubes
Make your Halloween party memorable with these spooky spider ice cubes. Simply fill an ice-cube tray with orange soda (or the liquid of your choice) and add a few plastic spiders. Freeze the tray and you will have an instant spooky drink! What a great Halloween party idea!
Be sure to check out Gingersnapcrafts.com for this and many more fun Halloween ideas!
2. Mysterious Glowing Hands
These hands are so simple and they look amazing! By simply sticking latex glove over candle motives with a battery-powered candle placed inside them, you will have an instant spooky decoration. These hands are both creepy and cost-effective! A win in my book!
Check out the full tutorial and more pictures here!
3. A Halloween DIY Mummy Door
Nothing says “It’s Halloween” like a unique door decoration! All you need is crepe paper and some giant googly eyes. This mummy door is super simple and will have your kids screaming!
Check out the full tutorial here!
4. DIY Floating Witch Hat Luminaries
These floating hats are so simple and they look amazing! My front porch is pretty small, but I am thinking I can fit 2 or three of these awesome hats! Whats better is that they light up! Maybe I should just repeat my Witch decor theme from a few years ago!
Check out the full ttutorial here!
5. DIY Halloween Tipsy Pot Planters
These tipsy pot planters are super easy to make! All you need are some old trick or treat buckets, a drill, some rebar and flowers! I love how they are festive and pretty at the same time!
Check out the full post, plus a video here!
6. DIY Low lying Fog for your Halloween Party
If you have a fog machine that you are planning on using for your Halloween party, you should give this post a peek. This cooler (made of a kitty litter bucket) cools the fog just enough so that it stays close to the ground. This will give your party an extra spooky feel!
Check out the instructions here!
7. DIY Halloween Party Luminaries
Here is another great DIY Halloween party idea! These cute bags are really easy and would be a fun project to do with kids! Simply decorate white paper bags with spooky faces and add a battery-powered candle! These are super classy and can be used to create a great atmosphere! Check out the full post here.
8. Make your Bathroom spooky with DIY Halloween soap dispensers
When decorating for your Halloween party, don’t forget about the bathroom! I have seen people adding bloody towels, vampire teeth dentures and these cute and spooky soap dispensers. These are another simple project that will leave a big impact!
9. Stylish DIY Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns
Who says you have to spend a lot of money to decorate for Halloween? These pumpkins are only $1 each! Just grab some at your dollar store and spray paint them whatever colors you would like! You can add flowers for even more style! Check out the tutorial here!
10. Amazing Halloween Party Skewer Sticks
These bug skewers are so stylish that you may not even want to use them! I love the classy gold as well! Learn how to make your own here.
11. Create a DIY Halloween Party Spell Book
Here we are back on the witch theme again! I love spell books and there are so many things can can do ! This spell book makes the perfect coffee table piece! Check out the tutorial here!
12. Amazing Halloween Skeleton Wreath
This spooky Halloween skeleton wreath is the perfect thing to great your guests this Halloween! Add some skeletons or bones for even more of a scare factor! I love the use of ivory, purple and black!
13. Spooky Halloween Ghost Face Picture Frames
Your Halloween party will be a hit when your guests see these scary ghost faces popping out of frames! I love that you could create a whole gallery wall with all of the ghost faces! So cool and so scary! Check out the tutorial here.
14. DIY Halloween Party Distressed Potion Bottles
A party isn’t complete without various potions and this tutorial will have you creating your own in no time! I love the distressed and mysterious look that these give off! Check out the post here.
15. DIY Halloween Party Spooky Heads in Jars
These are not your Mother’s jars! Fancy up your space with these eerie heads in jars. All you need are some latex masks and some clear canisters to put them in. Add some water and food coloring and you are on your way to the most exciting party ever! See the tutorial here.
16. Halloween Party Ice Hand
It’s time to spike the punch! Not with alcohol, but with this awesome hand-made out of ice! Simply fill a glove with water and freeze it. Add this to your punch and your guests will be screaming! Check it out here!
17. DIY Spooky Halloween Centerpiece
This skull filled with flowers is sure to be a hit with your guests! The best part is that is another easy and affordable decoration! Simply buy a foam skull and hollow it out. Add some floral foam and flowers and you have an instant skull vase for your party!
18. Add Some Caution Tape to Set your Boundaries
Adding some caution tape is a great way to decorate for Halloween. It sets an eerie mood while also doubling as a barrier to off limit areas. I also love the addition of rat silhouettes! Check out the post.
These curtains are soaked in tea and ripped and torn to create some pretty neat moth-eaten curtains. Try out this spooky drapery tutorial!
20. Trick or Treat Luminaries
These tin can lights are so easy and so beautiful when lit! Simple paint some old tin cans and use a hammer and nails to poke a Halloween design into your can Check out the tutorial here!
21. Spooky Haunted Photos
Much like the ghost frames, these old-fashioned pictures will give you the creeps. The glowing red eyes will give your Halloween party that “I’ve got to get out of here” kind of feel. Check out the tutorial here.
22. DIY Halloween Party Mask Lights
Light up your party with these mask lights. These can be hung anywhere and everywhere to create a really neat party space! Check out the post here.
23. DIY Halloween Party Idea: Super Scary Milk Jug Skulls
People can do some pretty amazing things with milk jugs nowadays! These skulls look so real! The possibilities for these neat party decorations are limitless! Check out how to do this here.
I hope you’ve found a few ideas for your next Halloween party! There are so many things I want to do, I should’ve started back in June! Just remember to be creative, add spider webs and some crazy lighting! Be sure to subscribe to get our latest updates and see our 2018 Halloween home tour! It should be spooky!