8+ Halloween DIYs Even The Sanderson Sisters Couldn't Resist

Diply 1 Oct 2018

"Winnie, I smell...crafts." That's how the line from Hocus Pocus goes, right? LOL!

Whether you're one of the Sanderson sisters or a Halloween-loving DIYer like myself, you won't be able to resist the collection of the fun and festive projects I've put together below!

1. DIY Skull Candle Holder

Endlessly Inspired | Endlessly Inspired

It's easy enough to buy a bunch of amazing Halloween decor from a place like HomeGoods, but that can put a serious dent in your budget.

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If you prefer to penny-pinch and make your money go a long way, DIY is the answer 99% of the time.

Endlessly Inspired | Endlessly Inspired

Jenn of Endlessly Inspired decided to go this route and ended up creating this creepy candle holder out of odds and ends from Target and Michaels.

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2. DIY Creepy Candy Corn Jar

Strawberry Chic | Strawberry Chic

Candy corn may not be a desirable treat to eat, but it's definitely the perfect crafting product. Seriously, the possibilities are endless with this stuff!

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Andrea, the creator of Strawberry Chic, filled glass jars with candy corn and plastic, Halloween-themed accessories. 

Strawberry Chic | Strawberry Chic

The result? Spooktacular decorative accents that anyone can recreate for their October design plans.

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3. DIY Ghost Lollipop Bouquet

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

Who says a bouquet has to be made up of beautiful flowers? If you'd rather receive a bunch of candy from someone than blooms that'll end up in the garbage a few days later, you'll appreciate this idea.

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The ladies over on A Beautiful Mess applied black spray paint to a small mason jar and stuffed it with a piece of floral foam. 

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

They then covered lollipops with white fabric and twine, turning them into the cutest ghost "flowers" imaginable.

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4. DIY Candy Corn Favor Bags

See Vanessa Craft | See Vanessa Craft

I know I come down hard on candy corn. And even though I think it tastes horrible, the look of candy corn is classic, which is a trait I can't ignore.

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If you agree that this treat's white, orange, and yellow color scheme is too good to resist, you're going to love this DIY by See Vanessa Craft. 

See Vanessa Craft | See Vanessa Craft

Who wouldn't want to eat candy out of one of these cuties?!

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5. DIY Candy Corn Candles

Wine And Glue | Wine And Glue

Now that we're on the candy corn train, we might as well stay on it! The next time you find yourself wandering the aisles of your local dollar store, keep an eye out for some sanctuary candles.

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Once you have a few of them on hand, check out the tutorial over on Wine And Glue for these candy corn-inspired candles.

Wine And Glue | Wine And Glue

The only other material you'll need to get the job done is colorful spray paint!

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6. DIY Halloween Sign

Lolly Jane | Lolly Jane

If you're lucky enough to own a vinyl cutting machine, you know that the number of fun projects you can try is virtually endless. And if you don't own a vinyl machine, once you see how easy it makes DIYs like this to pull off, you'll be running to the store to get one.

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Lolly Jane used a bunch of scrap to create a small wooden canvas. 

Lolly Jane | Lolly Jane

They then painted some pinstripes on it and added a vinyl stencil on top. After a couple more coats of paint, the stencil was removed, revealing a perfect Halloween sign.

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7. DIY Skull Candle Holder

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

What was once a boring plaster skull from the craft store is now the chicest candle holder on the block, and all it took was some spray paint and a bit of work with a drill.

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Head over to A Beautiful Mess to see this amazing Halloween project come together from start to finish. 

A Beautiful Mess | A Beautiful Mess

Once you realize how simple the steps are, you'll be itching to make one of your own.

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8. DIY Wood Slice Dollar Store Pumpkin

The Kim Six Fix | The Kim Six Fix

It doesn't matter what look you're going for, you can't have a Halloween design plan without pumpkins. Real or fake, this seasonal staple knows no bounds when it comes to customization.

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For example, The Kim Six Fix used itty bitty slices of wood from the dollar store to create this rustic beauty. 

The Kim Six Fix | The Kim Six Fix

An idea like this is perfect for homeowners who want to decorate for Halloween but prefer to avoid a traditional orange and black color palette.

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9. DIY Spooky Glowing Skull Frame

EPBOT | EPBOT

Would you ever look at a pair of trouser socks and think to yourself, "Those would be the perfect material for a creepy Halloween DIY."?

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It may sound odd, but the truth is, that's exactly what EPBOT used to create this amazing piece of decor! 

EPBOT | EPBOT

Combined with a dollar store frame, a plastic skull, and a string of LED lights, a pair of socks never looked so good.

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10. DIY Skull Sconce

EPBOT | EPBOT

EPBOT used the same kind of plastic skull from the last DIY to create another amazing Halloween accent. But instead of covering it with a trouser sock and stuffing it with LED lights, they attached the skull to a plastic shield and inserted a fake candle into its head.

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Paint was used to give everything an aged look, and dripping hot glue turned the battery-operated candle into a melted mess.

EPBOT | EPBOT

A few of these on a wall would go a long way if you're trying to turn your home into a haunted layer for Halloween.

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11. DIY Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiary

The Kim Six Fix | The Kim Six Fix

You can never go wrong with a festive topiary made from dollar store materials! Plastic pumpkins, white paint, and wooden skewers are all it takes to pull off this DIY.

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The Kim Six Fix used those simple things, plus faux moss and vinyl stickers, to build this pretty fall accent.

The Kim Six Fix | The Kim Six Fix

And even though this particular topiary is small in size, you can always apply the same steps used to create it to make a larger version out of bigger materials.

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12. DIY Mercury Glass Fall Decor

Do Dodson Designs | Do Dodson Designs

Another awesome product you should be able to find at most dollar stores this time of year are felt place mats. But instead of using them to decorate a fall tablescape, Do Dodson Designs turned their seasonal mats into stencils.

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With the help of some chalkboard paint and looking glass spray paint, that felt pumpkin stencil ended up creating an amazing mercury glass effect on an old window.

Do Dodson Designs | Do Dodson Designs

Pretty cool, right?

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13. Stenciled Cork Trivets

Celebrate Movember with a set of quirky mustache cork trivets! Now, if you're really not a fan of the mustache design, you can obviously change it to whatever your little heart desires, but I think these ones are fun.

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