100 DIY Scary Halloween Decorations

Give your trick or treaters and neighbors a spook with these scary Halloween decorations. There are creepy DIY ghosts, zombies, monsters, body parts and much more! With these indoor and outdoor halloween decorations, you can transform your whole home into a haunted house that is perfect for halloween parties.

Outdoor Scary Halloween Decorations


Easy Packing Tape Ghost from Crazy Green Thumbs

Chicken Wire Ghost from DIY Network

yard ghostsYard Ghosts from Listotic

Chicken Wire Ghosts
I couldn’t find the original source, but I found someone who re-created them and provided a tutorial. You can find it here

Mummy Ghost from Crafts Unleashed

Swinging Ghost from Cupcakes & Cashmere
Looks eerie when the wind blows!

Creepy Ghosts (source unknown)
doll, fabric, fabric stiffening spray
Get a doll and drape fabric around it. Spray with Aleene’s Fabric Quick Stiffening Spray and remove doll once its dry.

DIY Chicken Wire Cheesecloth Ghost from DIY Show Off

Levitating Ghost from HGTV

The Ring Well from Lothar’s Lair

Samara from The Ring from Pinterest
white foam head, witch wig, child’s white dress, arms from party city, old television, traffic cone, wooden stick

Lawn Ghosts from Pink Pixie Forest

Ghost in Window from Halloween Forum
No tutorial, but very cool and wouldn’t be hard to figure out.
You could use the idea down below to make this.

Easy DIY Ghost (source unknown)
foam head, tomato cage, night gown, light underneath the gown

Spider & Monster Scary Halloween Decorations

Giant Spider from Instructables

Giant Spider Web from Instructables

Life-Sized Spider Victim from Instructables

Scary Spider Wreath from Better Homes and Gardens

Halloween Monster from Civ’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow

House Monster from Nifty Thrifty Thriving

Giant Tentacle Monster from Instructables

7-Foot “Man-Eating Monster Plant” from Eden Makers

Monster Mud Reaper from Halloween Forum

Monster Vinyl Silhouette from Instructables

Body Part & Skeleton Scary Halloween Decorations

Garage Door Victim (source unknown)
shirt, pants, shoes, straw, plastic bag or newspaper filling, blood
You can get the clothes at the thrift store for cheap if you don’t have any extra clothes around the house

Door Bell Finger from Pretty Prudent

Bone Mobile from A Wee Meenit

Skeletons Climbing Front Porch from Better Homes and Gardens

Campfire Cowboy Skeletons from Pinterest

Partially Buried Skeleton from Sweet Something Design

Pallet Coffin from Instructables

Body Bag (source unknown)
cheap white trash bags rope or twine
Create an outline of a body with trash and wrap it up in the trash bag and rope.
(Ex: use a milk jug for the head)

Budget Bodies in Bags from Haunt Forum
packing foam, plastic bags, spray paint, duct tape

DIY Halloween Severed Head from Crafts Unleashed

Heads in Jars from Homeward Found Decor

DIY Decayed Corpse from DIY Projects

Masking Tape Hand from Wholesale Halloween Costumes

Mummy Hand from Through My Looking Glass

Creepy Hands from Pinterest
painter’s tape, wire, wire cutters, paint

Head in a Jar from Handimania

Zombie Scary Halloween Decorations

Hanging Zombie Cages from Navage Patch

Halloween Zombies with Buckets from Dapper Cadaver

Acid Bath Zombie from Brewster Yard Haunt

Zombie Pallet Gate from Atta Girl Says

Pallet Trapped Door
pallet, red light, fake hands, shovel

Zombie Dolls from Instructables

Zombie Plated Hands from Sew Woodsy

Other Scary Halloween Decorations

Trash Bag Witches (source unknown)
black trash bags, foam shapes, long garden stake, witch hat, black ribbon
You can do the same thing with white trash bags to make ghosts

DIY Giant Scarecrow from Hallmark Channel
pvc pipes, connectors, stakes, screws, zip ties, burlap, rope, straw, led lanterns, plastic pumpkin head, led light

Halloween Pop Up Prop from Instructables

Merlin’s Reaper Stone from Haunter’s Hang Out

Life Size Mummy from Crafty Mommy and Me

Fake Boarded Up Windows from Haunted Yards

Cousin It (source unknown)
Tomato cage, grass skirts from the Dollar Store

Quick and Dirty Tombstones from Haunted Yards

Wriggling Snake Wreath from Martha Stewart

Glow in the Dark Spider Webs from Flickr

Creepy Front Porch from Nob Hill

Silhouette Witches from Instructables

Witches Brew from Grim Hollow Haunt

Indoor Scary Halloween Decorations

Crystal Ball DIY from Beaux R’eves

halloween crafts for adults - haunted figurines

Haunted Figurines from Sadie Seasongoods

Spooky Crystal Ball Halloween Candlesticks from Flamingo Toes

Creepy Halloween Candles from Cheltenham Road

DIY Ghost Face Picture Frame from eHow

Skeleton Dish DIY from Four Front Doors

Boneyard Lantern from Oh My Creative

Eyeball Flowers from Instructables

Spooky Halloween Mantel from Clean Living Clean Eating

Halloween Books Tutorial from Better After

Spooky Face in Mirror from Instructables

Glam Skeleton in Mirror (source unknown)
I couldn’t find the source for this one, but here is a similar tutorial

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