I love getting started with home art projects for Halloween as soon as the Summer ends. Before you know it, trick-or-treaters will be knocking at your door. I love getting into the Halloween holiday spirit.
I have curated some seasonal Halloween decorating DIY projects on a budget for your inspiration. Halloween is the perfect time to get creative and have some fun with your decor.
If you’re looking for some easy and festive DIY projects, here are 15 Art Projects for Halloween that are sure to get you in the spooky spirit.
From ghosts to bats to spiders, these simple projects are the best ideas and will add a touch of Halloween fun to your home. And best of all, they’re easy to make! So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, you’ll be able to create these cute and spooky decorations with ease.
So what are you waiting for? Get your craft on and enjoy a haunted holiday season!
I wanted to find decor that could work for a party or just to make your house a little more spooky for this time of year.
1. Pumpkin Ice bucket
If you’re looking for a fun and easy DIY project to spruce up your home for Halloween, look no further than the pumpkin ice bucket!
This simple project can be completed in just a few minutes, and it’s sure to add a touch of Halloween spirit to any party or gathering.
To make your pumpkin ice bucket, simply hollow out a small pumpkin and fill it with ice.
Then, use a black Sharpie or another permanent marker or paint pen to draw a spooky-themed design on the outside of the pumpkin. Finally, place your drinks of choice inside the pumpkin and enjoy!
Wanna get festive with your wine or other boos for a Halloween party? Hollow out a pumpkin, add ice, and then chill your bottles. I love this project because you can paint the pumpkins and turn them into signage.
2. DIY Potion Bottles
Halloween crafts and other art projects are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit. And what could be more festive than making your own Halloween decorations?
These DIY Halloween potion bottles are the perfect way to add a little spookiness to your home.
To make them, simply gather up some empty bottles, some paint, a hot glue gun, and some moss. Paint the bottles, then add moss and twine to seal them up.
You can also add other spooky embellishments, like spider webs or bats. These bottles are sure to add a touch of terror to any Halloween display. So get creative and have fun!
Decorate your home to give it an apothecary witchy feeling to it with DIY potion bottles.
3. DIY Ghost Face Pictures
Looking for a fun and easy Art Project for Halloween? Try making your Ghost Face Halloween craft project!
Once you’re happy with your design, cut out the ghost face and display it proudly! Your friends and family will be impressed by your creativity – and you’ll have a blast making these DIY Halloween decorations.
So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Ghost face pictures are simple to make and can easily be swapped out with existing decor in your home. This DIY project is super easy to make and has a creepy vibe to it.
4. Ghost Woman Yard Art
Spooky ghosts are a perfect Halloween decoration! A Ghost Woman Yard Art is a great way to create a festive atmosphere in your yard this Halloween.
There are many different ways to make this type of decoration, but the basic principle is the same: using white fabric or cheesecloth to create a scarecrow-like figure that will float in the breeze and look like a ghost.
You can also add other elements to your ghost woman, such as a black hat or cape, to give her an even more sinister appearance.
Whatever you do, make sure she’s visible from the street so that all your Trick-or-Treaters will get a good scare!
To create a creepy translucent ghost, all you need is some clear packing tape. Mold it into whatever shape you want. Display in your yard or home to add some ghostly vibes to your decor.
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5. Bloody Hand Prints
If you’re looking for a truly unique way to create Halloween decorations, look no further than your own hands! All you need is some red paint and a little bit of imagination.
You can use your handprints to create spooky scenes on windows, walls, or even furniture.
For an added touch of creepiness, try smearing the paint with your fingers to create bloody fingerprints. Just be sure to wash your hands thoroughly when you’re done; you don’t want to accidentally leave any evidence behind!
These Halloween arts and crafts DIY projects are easy to make with Elmer’s glue. Check out all the step-by-step details on how to replicate this project.
6. DIY Trashbag Spider Web
DIY Craft ideas are a great way to create great Halloween decorations. And what could be more festive than turning trash bags into spooky spider webs?
It’s a fun and easy project that’s perfect for both kids and adults. Just cut some trash bags into strips and then tie them together to form a web.
Hang the web in a doorway or window, and you’ve got instant Halloween decorations.
Best of all, when the holiday is over, you can just toss the web in the trash. So there’s no need to worry about those pesky spiders taking up residence in your home.
Everyone has black trash bags lying around. Take some scissors and black trash bags to recreate this project.
7. Paper Bat Crafts
One of my favorite Halloween arts and crafts is making DIY paper bats. First, you’ll need to gather some supplies.
For the body of the bat, you can use black construction paper or cardstock. You’ll also need white paper for the wings, scissors, glue, and a pen or marker.
Once you have everything you need, simply cut out two wing shapes from the white paper. Then, use the glue to attach the wings to the back of the black paper. Next, use your marker to draw on some eyes and a mouth. And that’s it!
Your paper bat Halloween crafts are now ready to take flight.
We like to hang ours from the ceiling or in a doorway, but there are endless possibilities for displaying your spooky creations.
So get creative and have fun! I have played around with this project. All you need to make this easy Halloween Craft is black construction paper, scissors, and tape.
8. Skull Wreath
If you’re looking for a fun Halloween kids’ craft, look no further than the skull wreath. It’s a perfect way to add a touch of spookiness to your home décor, and it’s also a great way to recycle those plastic skulls that seem to accumulate in the bottom of the toy box.
To make your skull wreath, simply hot glue red roses, plastic skulls, and black feathers onto a foam wreath form.
You can also add some spooky accessories, like a spider web or skeleton hands, to give your wreath an eerie feel.
Hang your wreath on the front door or in a window, and enjoy the looks of horror (or admiration) that it elicits from trick-or-treaters.
Making wreaths is always fun. Adorn your front door with super simple Halloween craft
9. Silhouette Window Murder DIY Decor
If you’re looking for something a little more morbid, why not try your hand at a silhouette window murder scene?
All you need is some black construction paper, scissors, and a bit of creative imagination. First, cut out the shape of a victim- consider using a traditional scary movie character like Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers.
Next, cut out smaller shapes to represent the murder weapons.
Then, all that’s left is to tape everything in place and enjoy your handiwork! Just be sure to keep the curtains closed when the kiddos come trick-or-treating; you don’t want to give them nightmares!
These decorations always make me think of an Alfred Hitchcock film or Home Alone. Make crazy scenes to tape up in your windows to show off at night time.
10. Faux Taxidermy
Faux taxidermy is a popular choice for Art Projects for Halloween. The are many DIY Halloween craft tutorials available online. You can create a variety of different looks, depending on your style.
If you want to go for a more traditional look, you can use paper mache or resin to create a mold of an animal head. Then, simply paint it and add some fake fur for a realistic effect.
For a more whimsical take on taxidermy, try using polymer clay to sculpt an insect or animal head.
Once you’ve baked the clay, you can paint it and add embellishments like googly eyes or sequins. Whether you’re looking for a spooky decoration or a fun Art Project for Halloween, faux taxidermy is a great option.
Faux Taxidermy is perfect for this time of year. I am not much of a bug person, but this DIY project is creepy and great for Halloween.
11. Creepy Eyeball Flowers
Halloween art project decorations don’t have to be expensive. You can probably find most of the supplies you need for this project right in your backyard.
All you need for this project is a few creepy eyeball flowers. For the uninitiated, a creepy eyeball flower is a flower with a big eyeball in the center.
These unique blooms are sure to add a touch of terror to any Halloween display.
Best of all, they’re incredibly easy to make. Simply pick a few large flowers and remove the petals.
Next, use a black Sharpie to draw pupils onto white ping-pong balls. Finally, glue the ping-pong balls onto the centers of the flowers. That’s it!
You now have some DIY eyeball flowers that are perfect for your next Halloween party.
Want to add some extra creepy to your floral decor for Halloween? Add some fake eyeballs to the center of the flowers you have.
12. Creepy Eyes in the Bushes Made from Toilet Paper Rolls
Art projects are a fun and easy way to get into the Halloween spirit. And what could be more festive than a creepy pair of eyes staring out from the bushes?
This simple DIY project is perfect for anyone looking to add a little spookiness to their home décor.
All you need is a toilet paper roll, some black paint, and a Sharpie.
Simply paint the toilet paper roll black, then use the Sharpie to draw on two eyes. Cut a small slit in the back of the roll, add glow sticks, and insert it into the bush. Voila!
You’ve now got a set of creepy eyes that are sure to give your Trick-or-Treaters a good scare.
So get creative this Halloween, and make your own DIY decorations!
This is a great way to upcycle toilet paper and paper towel rolls. Use scissors and glow sticks for this project. Place each roll in your bushes outside and see how they light up at night.
13. Adams Family “Cousin It” – Dollar Store DIY
Art projects are a great way to show off your creative side, and they can also be a lot of fun. If you’re looking for something to do this Halloween, why not try making your own “Cousin It” from the Adams Family?
All you’ll need are some hula skirts, a bowler hat, sunglasses, and a little bit of creativity.
You now have your very own “Cousin It” that is sure to add some extra fun to your Halloween festivities. So get creative and have fun!
14. Artistic Fireplace Mantel
If you’re looking for something truly unique to spruce up your fireplace this Halloween, look no further than your own creativity. With a few simple supplies and a bit of imagination, you can create one-of-a-kind art projects that will make your mantel the talk of the neighborhood.
While store-bought decorations are perfectly fine, there’s nothing like being able to say you made something yourself. And who knows, you might even have so much fun that you decide to make it an annual tradition.
So get out your Halloween craft supplies and get ready to get creative!
Unify some of your Halloween decorating with some spray paint. I love the theme of this fireplace mantel.
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15. Spooky Spider Eggs
There’s something about spiders that just screams Halloween. Maybe it’s their eerie eyes, or the way they seem to materialize out of thin air. Whatever the reason, spiders are the perfect addition to any Halloween decoration. And what could be more spooky than a spider egg sac?
These DIY spider eggs are easy to make and can be used to decorate any Halloween party.
To make them, simply fill small balloons with water and then add a few drops of black food coloring. Once the balloons are filled, tie them off and then use a sharp knife to create a small opening.
For an extra touch of creepiness, you can add some fake cobwebs around the eggs. So if you’re looking for a fun and easy art project for Halloween, look no further than these spooky spider eggs! Take a trip to Dollar Tree for this project.
You can get plenty of spiders and fake webs to recreate this project.
What do you think of these Halloween crafts for decorating?
This Halloween, get creative and have some fun with your decorations by trying out one of these easy art projects. Whether you’re into spooky spiders or festive pumpkins, there’s something here for everyone. And don’t forget to share your finished products with me on Instagram, Pinterest, or TikTok – I can’t wait to see them!