Dust off your decorative gourds, because the countdown to Halloween is on! (Some might say it’s always on…) There are pumpkins to be carved, candy to be purchased, costumes to be planned, Halloween parties to attend (virtual or otherwise) and tons of fun Halloween festivals to add to your calendar.
There’s no shortage of ways to get into the holiday spirit. For die-hard fans of the spooky day, there are more complex DIYs—like scary outdoor decor for your front door, creepy crystal balls, and pumpkin topiaries for the porch. But if you could take it or leave it, there are also easy dollar store decorations you can make with household items, too. Consider revamping plain old candles or making a pumpkin succulent planter to place in any room indoors.
No matter which way you lean, we’re sure of one thing: You can find something just right in this list of cheap and easy do-it-yourself Halloween decorating ideas that everyone from the DIY novice to the pro crafter will love. (Because you’ve gotta admit, there’s something so satisfying about being able to say “Thanks, I made it!” after a compliment.)
So, put on a spooky playlist, and prepare for the cutest, sometimes scary—and most Instagram-worthy—Halloween ever!