7 Easy, Cheap DIY Halloween Decor That’s Viral & Tasteful

7 Easy, Cheap DIY Halloween Decor That’s Viral & Tasteful

With the spooky season upon us, the quest for the perfect Halloween decor has begun. But this year, I decided to skip the costly store-bought decorations and craft my own. To my delight, I discovered that with a little imagination and some basic materials, I could create stunning Halloween decorations that are not only fun and budget-friendly but tasteful too. In this post, I’ll share five DIY Halloween decorations that went viral for all the right reasons.

Whether you’re throwing a ghostly gathering or just looking to add a touch of Halloween spirit to your home, these DIY projects are sure to bewitch.

1. Ghostly Floating Candles

Materials Needed:

  • Empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • White spray paint
  • Fishing line or clear thread
  • Flameless tea light candles

First, I gathered empty rolls and gave them a coat of white spray paint. Once dry, I made drippy wax shapes using hot glue around the top edges. I then poked a small hole on either side near the top, threaded a fishing line through, and hung them from the ceiling.

To finish off, I placed flameless tea light candles inside for a spooky floating candle effect. The dim lighting created a ghostly ambiance that was both eerie and elegant.

2. Spooky Eyeball Wreath

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic eyeballs (from a dollar store or online)
  • A foam wreath form
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

I simply glued plastic eyeballs all around a foam wreath form, making sure to cover it entirely. The end result was a spooky eyeball wreath that was both creepy and chic, perfect for greeting guests at the door or spicing up a bare wall.

3. Creepy Crawly Spider Nest

Materials Needed:

  • White or clear balloons
  • White yarn
  • Craft glue
  • Plastic spiders

I first inflated some balloons to different sizes. Then, I dipped yarn in craft glue, wrapped it around the balloons haphazardly to create a nest-like structure, and let it dry overnight. Once dry, I popped the balloons and removed them, leaving behind the creepy crawly nest.

I then added plastic spiders for an extra eerie effect. This decoration was a hit, and the different sized nests looked amazing clustered together.

4. Chic Skeleton Planters

Materials Needed:

  • Plastic skeletons (small size)
  • Potted plants
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

I took small plastic skeletons and cut them in half at the torso. I then glued the upper half to the rim of potted plants, making it appear as though skeletons were diving in.

These chic skeleton planters were a classy and quirky addition to my Halloween decor, adding a fun yet tasteful touch.

5. Haunting Mirror Messages

Materials Needed:

  • A mirror
  • White board markers or lipstick

I wrote spooky messages like “Help Me” or drew ghostly faces on my mirrors using whiteboard markers or lipstick. It was a subtle yet eerie decoration that added a haunting touch to my home, and it was super easy to clean up afterward.

6. Witchy Potion Bottles

Materials Needed:

  • Empty glass bottles or jars
  • Black, white, and/or metallic acrylic paint
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Labels or black paper

I started by removing any labels from the glass bottles and jars. Then, I created a worn effect by dabbing a sponge into the paint and lightly applying it onto the glass.

Once dry, I used a hot glue gun to add eerie drips, resembling wax seals or overflowing potion. I created labels on the computer, printed them out, aged them with coffee stains, and glued them onto the bottles.

The witchy potion bottles were a hit, adding a mystical vibe to my Halloween setting.

7. Pumpkin Patch Lanterns

Materials Needed:

  • Small or medium-sized pumpkins
  • Tealight candles or fairy lights
  • Carving tools
  • Marker

I began by marking a circle on top of each pumpkin and carefully carved it out to create a lid. I scooped out the seeds and pulp, making sure the inside was clean. I carved out simple faces or designs on the pumpkins, and then placed tealight candles or fairy lights inside.

Placing these pumpkin patch lanterns along the walkway or clustering them on the porch created a warm, inviting, yet spooky atmosphere.

Embracing the Halloween spirit doesn’t have to be expensive or tasteless. With a little creativity and some simple materials, anyone can create viral-worthy DIY Halloween decorations.

These five projects were not only easy to make but added a whimsical, sophisticated touch to my Halloween festivities. This year, I encourage you to try your hand at DIY and conjure up some spooky charm without breaking the bank.

Courtney Tillmann

Courtney Tillmann

I pen insightful daily life news articles, blending a keen observational eye with a touch of humor to unveil the extraordinary in the ordinary. I'm a storyteller of the everyday.