These Impressive DIYs Will Put You In A Spooktacular Mood

Diply 26 Sep 2018

It doesn't take much to put me in a spooktacular mood. One gust of crisp fall air and a few leaves changing color are usually all I need to fill my thoughts with everything related to Halloween. The only thing I look forward to more than this time of year is Christmas, and saying that I get excited about it is a huge understatement.

If you are a die-hard Halloween fanatic like I am, the collection of festive DIYs below is something that can't be ignored!

1. DIY Flickering Spider Lights

The TipToe Fairy | The TipToe Fairy

I know there are a lot of people out there who aren't huge fans of spiders, but for some reason, when it comes to Halloween decor, I can't get enough of them.

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That means there's a good chance I'll be adding these creepy jars by The TipToe Fairy to my list of must-try DIYs. 

The TipToe Fairy | The TipToe Fairy

And I happen to already have glass jars and a can of frosted spray paint on hand, so I'm well on my way when it comes to gathering the necessary materials for this project.

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2. DIY Halloween Skull Wreath

Tried And True | Tried And True

In my opinion, you shouldn't even bother decorating for Halloween if you aren't going to have at least one festive wreath thrown into the mix. Wreaths tie everything together, guys!

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And I don't even mean that you need some big, fancy, expensive piece for your front door, either.

Tried And True | Tried And True

The dollar store has tons of stuff that can be used to create the perfect Halloween accent. Take a page out of Tried And True's crafty book and use inexpensive items to create a showstopping wreath every trick-or-treater will love.

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3. DIY Halloween Dollar Store Cake Stand

Hawthorne And Main | Hawthorne And Main

Speaking of inexpensive items, this cake stand idea, courtesy of Hawthorne And Main, is made up of a plastic spider web bowl and a ceramic plate — both of which are from the dollar store.

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Even if you can't find the exact same bowls and plates in your area, there's a good chance the basic concept behind this DIY can be applied to the stuff you can get your hands on.

Hawthorne And Main | Hawthorne And Main

So, if you're planning on hosting a big Halloween bash this year, you can't say no to this fun idea.

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4. DIY Classic Witch's Broom

Sincerely, Sarah Anne | Sincerely, Sarah Anne

Dracula, Frankenstein, zombies, werewolves, mummies — these are some of the most iconic horror story characters of all time, which means you can't celebrate Halloween without them.

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Another classic character that this time of year wouldn't be the same without is the witch, which means a DIY broomstick project is a must for your festive decor plans.

Sincerely, Sarah Anne | Sincerely, Sarah Anne

To see just how easy it is to make one of these for your front porch, head over to Sincerely, Sarah Anne and check out her awesome tutorial.

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5. DIY Smoking Witch's Cauldron

The Witch At One And Seventy | The Witch At One And Seventy

You can't have a witch's broom without a smoking cauldron! And making one doesn't require expensive tools or a lot of effort, either. Just take inspiration from The Witch At One And Seventy and you'll have yourself a spooktacular cauldron in no time.

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Some of the materials you'll need for this DIY include a sturdy caludron, LED lights, and charcoal discs. 

The Witch At One And Seventy | The Witch At One And Seventy

The charcoal disc is the thing that creates the smokey effect, and they can be found at most spiritual shops.

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6. DIY Glove Monsters

Craftaholics Anonymous | Craftaholics Anonymous

If you're looking for an activity that you can work on with the kiddos that won't cost an arm and a leg to do, glove monsters are the perfect candidate.

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All you need for this DIY are colorful gloves, felt, buttons, and a basic set of sewing skills.

Craftaholics Anonymous | Craftaholics Anonymous

See one of these cuties come together from start to finish over on Craftaholics Anonymous.

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7. DIY Specimen Jars I

Earnest Home Co. | Earnest Home Co.

For those who prefer to integrate Halloween-themed items throughout their home rather than going all out decorating their front porch or hallway, you'll appreciate this specimen jar idea by Earnest Home Co.

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Decor like this can be placed inconspicuously on a bookshelf or side table, and depending on your everyday style, it may not even look out of place. 

Earnest Home Co. | Earnest Home Co.

All of the necessary materials for this project can be found at most craft stores, which makes it a winner in my books!

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8. DIY Edward Scissorhands-Inspired Pumpkin

The V Spot | The V Spot

I have a list of movies I have to watch every Halloween, and Edward Scissorhands is on it. I know it isn't everyone's favorite, but I don't care!

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If you're a fan this Tim Burton classic, perhaps you should use it as inspiration while decorating this year's batch of pumpkins?

The V Spot | The V Spot

The V Spot used things like faux snakeskin belts and safety pins to give their pumpkin the perfect Edward Scissorhands look. Pretty cool, right?

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9. DIY Dollar Store Mummy Hand

Through My Looking Glass | Through My Looking Glass

If Edward Scissorhands isn't really your style but anything to do with mummies is, you're going to enjoy this resourceful idea, which I came across over on Through My Looking Glass.

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Christy, the blog's creator, used a plastic hand from the dollar store as her base and covered it with brown paper towels, cheesecloth, and Mod Podge.

Through My Looking Glass | Through My Looking Glass

Combining all three of these materials resulted in a super realistic mummy hand that would work well in any Halloween setup.

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10. DIY Glittery Witch Hats

The Dollar Dive | The Dollar Dive

I would've never thought to use paper party hats and plates to create decorative witch hats, but as soon as I saw one come together on The Dollar Diva, it made so much sense!

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Seriously, how had I not thought to do this before?! 

The Dollar Diva | The Dollar Diva

Parents and teachers, if you're in need of a fun, inexpensive activity that'll keep the little ones in your care entertained for an hour or so, this is your winning ticket.

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11. DIY Specimen Jars II

Little Bins For Little Hands | Little Bins For Little Hands

Remember when you were a kid and you'd buy those toys that would grow when you put them in water? Well, they're still around, and they also happen to be perfect for Halloween.

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Little Bins For Little Hands used this classic toy to create creepy specimen jars, like the ones that were shared earlier.

Little Bins For Little Hands | Little Bins For Little Hands

This is another great DIY that you can do with little ones, but you definitely don't have to be a kid in order to enjoy it!

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12. DIY Wicked Witch's Poison Apple

Chicken Scratch NY | Chicken Scratch NY

Is there anything more recognizable than the poisoned apple from Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs? It's the first thing I think of whenever I see a perfectly red apple, and I think it's something everyone should consider incorporating into their Halloween design plans.

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Chicken Scratch NY came up with a gorgeous rendition of this iconic fairy tale element, and I can't wait to recreate it!

Chicken Scratch NY | Chicken Scratch NY

In order to do that, all I'll need is a plastic apple, a few bottles of paint, and a whole bunch of glitter.

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