9+ Halloween DIYs To Inspire You To Do The Monster Mash

Diply 26 Sep 2018

Now that you're going to have "The Monster Mash" stuck in your head for the next month, don't you think it's time to accept the fact that all of your free time should be spent working on Halloween-themed DIYs?

Personally, this is something I'm totally OK with, and if you are too, then you're going to love the fresh collection of festive projects below.

1. DIY Halloween Award Trophies

A Girl And A Glue Gun | A Girl And A Glue Gun

If you or someone you know is planning on hosting an epic costume party this Halloween, let it be known that an award ceremony for the best costumes is a must.

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If you really want party-goers to bring their A-game, I guarantee that dangling a fancy, gold-coated award in front of them will accomplish that.

A Girl And A Glue Gun | A Girl And A Glue Gun

Take inspiration from A Girl And A Glue Gun and reward your best-dressed guests with their very own Halloween party trophy.

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2. DIY Painted Decorative Pumpkins

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

For those of you who prefer to avoid a traditional black and orange color palette this time of year, you can still incorporate the Halloween spirit into your nontraditional design plans.

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Thistlewood Farms came up the prettiest way of integrating pumpkins into her everyday decor using paint and patterned scrapbook paper. 

Thistlewood Farms | Thistlewood Farms

For all the crafty details, head over to the blog and check out the easy-to-follow tutorial.

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3. DIY Skeleton Dish

Four Front Doors | Four Front Doors

Turn any dish into a spooktacular piece of festive decor using Halloween-themed accessories from the dollar store. Four Front Doors deconstructed a plastic skeleton and used a strong adhesive to scatter it around the top of a tapered candle holder.

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Once all of the pieces were in place, white spray paint was used as a primer. And after it had dried, silver spray paint was layered onto everything.

Four Front Doors | Four Front Doors

Finally, to give it an even more realistic look, black acrylic was painted on and then immediately wiped off with a paper towel.

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4. DIY Large Pom-Pom Pumpkins

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Halloween is awesome and pom-poms are fun, which means combining them into one fantastic project is definitely a good idea. Obviously, Kara of A Kailo Chic Life knows what she's doing, so let her show you the way!

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All you'll need to make a batch of fluffy, colorful pumpkins of your own is a bunch of yarn, a metal cookie sheet, and a pair of scissors.

A Kailo Chic Life | A Kailo Chic Life

Oh! And a few sticks, of course. Every pumpkin needs a stem, after all.

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5. DIY Branch Pumpkin Wall Art

Alice And Lois | Sara Albers

The best kind of DIY is one that allows you to use things in and around your own home. A backyard alone can be a treasure trove when it comes to crafting materials!

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The next time you have a moment to pop into your outdoor space, gather sticks of all shapes and sizes.

Alice And Lois | Sara Albers

Use hot glue to attach them to a wooden board to create the perfect piece of fall artwork, like this cute pumpkin by Alice And Lois.

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6. DIY Swamp Lights

Instructables | WickedMakers

If you like to go all out when it comes to the Halloween decor for your home, you're going to want to add this DIY to your list of must-do projects.

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Instructables user WickedMakers used things like paint, solar lights, and dirt to turn a standard mason jar into a spooky swamp light. 

Instructables | WickedMakers

Just imagine how cool your front yard would look if it had a bunch of these hanging from the trees!

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7. DIY Eye-Spy Book

The Art Of Doing Stuff | The Art Of Doing Stuff

Anyone who's ever watched Hocus Pocus is familiar with Winifred's beloved book of spells. And if you've always wanted something similar for your Halloween setup, this DIY by The Art Of Doing Stuff is perfect.

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The only materials you need to get your hands on for this creepy project are two wandering, plastic eyes, a thick book, and a drill.

The Art Of Doing Stuff | The Art Of Doing Stuff

Simply find the middle of the book and create two small holes into each side. Slip in both eyes and your prop is complete.

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8. DIY Temporary Tattoo Pumpkins

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

Here's a great idea to try on a rainy afternoon. Instead of carving or painting pumpkins, decorate them with temporary tattoos! All you have to do is treat them the same way you would if you were putting them on your skin.

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And you're only limited by the tattoo designs you're able to purchase, which basically means the sky's the limit for this DIY.

Club Crafted | Club Crafted

To ensure your fresh ink doesn't go anywhere, cover the pumpkins with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Thanks, Club Crafted!

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9. DIY Creepy Doll Centerpieces

The Art Of Doing Stuff | The Art Of Doing Stuff

Seriously, is there anything creepier than an old doll? It's the one thing I refuse to buy from thrift and antique stores, mainly because I've convinced myself (with the help of Hollywood, of course), that they're all haunted.

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However, if you're willing to look past the possibility that every vintage doll is possessed by some sort of evil demon, this centerpiece idea by The Art Of Doing Stuff is worth considering.

The Art Of Doing Stuff | The Art Of Doing Stuff

Find as many decrepit dolls and random parts as you can (the worse shape they're in, the better), and display them in glass cloches along the entire length of a table.

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10. DIY Drip-Paint Pumpkins

MomDot | MomDot

As long as you don't mind getting messy while crafting, you'll enjoy this project idea. It involves letting paint fall and drip all over a pumpkin in order to create a unique design.

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The best part about a DIY like this is that no two pumpkins will ever turn out the same.

MomDot | MomDot

Interested in this one? You can head over to MomDot to see how it's done!

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11. DIY Bone Crown

The Art Of Doing Stuff | The Art Of Doing Stuff

This idea may creep some of you out a bit. Don't worry, the bones being used aren't human remains, but they are still real. Karen, the creative mind behind The Art Of Doing Stuff, used chicken and turkey bones to create Halloween props for her home.

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To get the bones completely clean, she made broth with them and then created a soak using bleach and water.

The Art Of Doing Stuff | The Art Of Doing Stuff

Once everything dried, Karen used hot glue to stack the bones on top of one another to form crowns for her decorative skulls.

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12. DIY Copper Scrub Pad Pumpkins

My Soulful Home | My Soulful Home

Would you ever look at a pack of copper scrub pads and think to yourself, "Man, those would be great for Halloween"? Me neither, obviously.

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But Kelly Wilkniss of My Soulful Home saw festive potential in this cleaning product and decided to put her imagination to good use. 

My Soulful Home | My Soulful Home

The result? Copper pumpkins accented with felt and wire! Aren't they adorable?

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