8+ Random Halloween DIYs That Are Nothing Short Of Spooktacular

Diply 24 Sep 2018

Guys, can we be totally real and honest with each other for a second? I think we can all agree that Halloween is THE BEST, right? Like, it's not even October yet, and I've already started raiding my crawlspace and any dollar store I come across so I can get all of the Halloween-themed ideas out of my brain and scattered in and around my house.

Below are just a few examples of how much fun this time of year can be — as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves, put on your witch hat, and unleash your spooktacular side.

1. DIY Halloween Pancakes

Girl Versus Dough | Girl Versus Dough

One thing everyone should remember is that when it comes to DIY, you can put a festive spin on pretty much anything, and Halloween is the perfect time to do that.

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Even breakfast isn't off limits!

Girl Versus Dough | Girl Versus Dough

So, if a batch of Halloween-inspired pancakes sounds like something you can get on board with, head over to Girl Versus Dough for all of the delicious details.

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2. DIY Halloween Spell Books

Kelly Ladd | POPSUGAR

Turning a secondhand book into something the Sanderson sisters would appreciate isn't as complicated as it seems. All you need to get the ball rolling are a few sheets of craft foam, some hot glue, a bottle of Mod Podge, and a whole lot of black paint.

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For a full rundown on how to make your spell book dreams a reality, check out Kelly Ladd's POPSUGAR tutorial. 

Kelly Ladd | POPSUGAR

Once you get the hang of it, you'll want to turn all of your books into Halloween-worthy props.

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3. DIY Cousin Itt Trick-Or-Treat Pail

DIY Inspired | DIY Inspired

If you don't watch something related to The Addams Family at least 100 times during the fall season, are you even a true fan of Halloween?

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For those who can't get enough of Morticia, Gomez, and the rest of their creepy, kooky family, this trick-or-treat pail made to look like Cousin Itt should be at the top of your to-do list.

DIY Inspired | DIY Inspired

Hit up DIY Inspired to see this fun project come together from start to finish *snap-snap*.

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4. DIY Ghostly Picture Frames

eHow | Jessica Begum

As if doll heads weren't creepy enough while still attached to their bodies, eHow's Jessica Begum had to take things one step further by using them to create bone-chilling decor.

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By covering a doll head with cheesecloth and starch spray, she wound up with ghostly figures that appear to be protruding out of an old picture frame.

eHow | Jessica Begum

Can you imagine filling a front hall or stairwell with a bunch of these things? YIKES!

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5. DIY Costume Award Trophies

Make It And Love It | Make It And Love It

If you host a Halloween party every year that requires guests to dress up in their very best costumes, an awards ceremony is something you should definitely consider adding to your 2018 plans.

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Make It And Love It put together an easy-to-follow tutorial that demonstrates how to make the cutest trophies out of materials you can find at most dollar and craft stores. 

Make It And Love It | Make It And Love It

Who wouldn't want to take one of these home with them?!

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6. DIY Creepy Crawly Soap

ErnestKa | ErnestKa

For some people, decorating the front porch or hallway of their home just isn't enough when it comes to the holidays. And if you happen to be one of those people, you'll appreciate this skin-crawling DIY for your kitchen and bathroom.

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ErnestKa removed the label from a bottle of hand soap and proceeded to stuff it with a bunch of plastic bugs! 

ErnestKa | ErnestKa

Again, this is a project that can be accomplished with one trip to the dollar store, so there's no excuse for not giving it a try.

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7. DIY Faux Pumpkin Topiary

The Stonybrook House | The Stonybrook House

Who knew garbage bags and masking tape could look so good? Lori, the crafty mind behind The Stonybrook House, used these two everyday products to create the cutest piece of decor for her fall-inspired front porch.

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Using a traditional paper mâché technique, Lori was able to give her taped up trash bags the perfect pumpkin makeover.

The Stonybrook House | The Stonybrook House

She finished everything off with a bit of paint and then used a plastic pipe to stack her faux pumpkins on top of one another.

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8. DIY Haunted Bust

Crafts Unleashed | Crafts Unleashed

If you only take one thing away from this collection of DIY ideas, let it be this: cheesecloth is your new best friend. Seriously, this stuff can make anything look haunted and creepy.

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For example, Crafts Unleashed used coffee to dye cheesecloth, which they then layered over a foam bust. 

Crafts Unleashed | Crafts Unleashed

The result? A terrifying piece of decor I'd have a hard time turning my back on at night!

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9. DIY Shrunken Head

Bradblogspeed | Bradblogspeed

The thought of adding clay and doll head remnants to a foam skull has never crossed my mind (weird, I know), but it's something Bradblogspeed decided to experiment with.

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I should warn you, what he came up with isn't something everyone will enjoy (or be able to stomach).

Bradblogspeed | Bradblogspeed

But if you're a firm believer that the gorier something is, the better, then this DIY of his is going to be right up your alley.

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10. DIY Upcycled Halloween Candy Table

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

For a project that's a little bit (read: a lot) more subdued and family-friendly, look no further than this amazing candy table by Sadie Seasongoods.

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All she did was add a plastic bowl and a white bed sheet to a barrel stand she found at a thrift store.

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

Peel-and-stick felt was used to create a spookctacular ghost face, and before she knew it, Sadie's amazing Halloween creation was complete.

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11. DIY Step Spook

Made By Barb | Made By Barb

It is possible to create a spooky front porch for Halloween that isn't totally gruesome or disturbing. Made By Barb has instructions that show how to make a "step spook," and while it may look kind of creepy, it certainly isn't going to scar you for life.

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To make a spook of your own, you'll need a number of everyday items, including a plastic soda bottle, a small ball, and a bag of cement mix.

Made By Barb | Made By Barb

This one may be messy, but it's totally worth your time and effort.

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12. DIY Glow-In-The Dark Ghosts

Domestic Fits | Domestic Fits

For a project that's both easy and kid-friendly, Domestic Fits has just what you need. Not only is this glow stick ghost something anyone can create, it also looks amazing once it's complete.

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I think a collection of these would look great hanging from a street-facing window, or even as festive decor in a classroom.

Domestic Fits | Domestic Fits

You can even try working with different glow stick colors to create more variety!

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