DIY Halloween decorations

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to dress your house up for the occasion. Whether you’re looking for some Halloween crafts suitable for kids, or you simply want to put some spooky decorations in the window, we’ve put together a list of fun pieces you can make for your home.

Flying bats

flying bats@dresdenavenue

Suspended Halloween creatures, or those flying up the walls have been extremely popular in recent years. This cauldron of bats scuttling up the wall is enough to give anyone a fright! Create yourself a bat template and then cut these eerie animals out of black paper. Don’t forget to fold them and place them in a swarm on the wall to bring them to life!

Painted pumpkins

painted pumpkin@doitmagic

So you’ve gone to pick your pumpkin, but you don’t really want to go through the hassle of carving. Painting pumpkins is an incredibly fun alternative – and this way your pumpkin will actually also last longer! Go glitzy with metallic shades and craft accessories, or opt for a simple and stylish white with Halloween coloured lines or drawings.

Enjoying the different ways you can style your pumpkins? Read on for more here.

Ghostly garland

halloween decoration@sydnimakes

It wouldn’t be Halloween without ghosts. Why not bring the Halloween spirit to your home with a garland of ghouls? Make them out of tassels in yarn and find beady eyes to stick on their faces. Hang them over your mantelpiece, a mirror or even a door frame to give them the best hovering spots.

Crocheted pumpkins

crochet pumpkin@mothers_loom

If you’re feeling extra crafty, why not try your hand at a crocheted pumpkin? If you don’t fancy carving a jack-o-lantern, these are a fantastic, cosy alternative. Choose realistic colours such as oranges, whites and greens, or go all out spooky with Halloween purples.

Book page ghouls

Halloween ghost decor@ourfamilythree

If you’ve got a book you’re not precious about, these ghosts are a fun and interesting way of bringing some Halloween feeling into your home. Keep it as a subtle, singular piece, or add other spooky creatures to the story, such as rats and spiders.

Halloween leaves

Halloween autumn leaves decor@stayathomeactivitymom

These painted leaves are an absolute family favourite. Gather the leaves on a country walk, finding the best shapes for your desired Halloween characters! From ghosts to witches’ hats, cats to cobwebs, there are so many different creatures and objects for you to recreate.. Why not string these up on the wall, or pop them on your fridge to give them pride of place.

Make your pumpkin the centre of attention

Pumpkin vase@rustychicdecor

If you’re wanting to embrace the holiday, but are looking for something a bit more grown up, turn your attention to your table settings. Why not go for a tasteful Halloween inspired centrepiece? Turn your pumpkin into a seasonal vase for colourful flowers, in a more alternative seasonal style effort.

If you want to take this further to your place settings, take a look at how you can design those here.

You should have plenty of ideas to busy you this week getting your house ready for Halloween! We love seeing how our customers have decorated their homes, so don’t forget to share them with us on our Instagram using #OakFurnitureland.