5 Homemade Halloween Decorations

Halloween is on our door step so it’s time for fun DIY decorations.

From spooky bats to awesome pumpkin carvings, I’ve put together a handful of my favourite homemade decorations so that you can try them out for yourself 🙂

DIY Flying Bats by Cassiefairy


The lovely Cassie from Cassiefairy blog has put together a video tutorial to teach you how to make your very own flying bats in time for Halloween. They’re super easy to do so they’re perfect for a family activity and a craft project that should take about half an hour.

The idea is simple. Cut out a bat shaped black card, fold it so that the wings stick out and then thread some string to its body so that it can be hung and you’re finished.

Below is a bat stencil I found that should be easy to cut out:



Watercolour Pumpkins by Paper & Stitch


Once again Brittni from Paper & Stitch shares a really fun DIY idea and this time it’s all about painting pumpkins. She tells us that this craft idea is super easy so just grab paints and brush and start layering it onto your pumpkin. Don’t forget to let the paint dry before adding another colour of paint!

Jack O’lantern by The Fairytale Pretty Picture


Carving a pumpkin can be an ordeal but it’s worth it. Find a guide on how to carve a pumpkin and make your very own Jack O’lantern. Share your scary faced pumpkin via Twitter using @alinaisaev.

String Skull by A Beautiful Mess


If you fancy a more challenging craft idea this Halloween then try out this awesome string skull that Elsie & Emma share with us. First start by painting a piece of wood black and printing out a skull to use as a template for your nails. Use a hammer to add nails onto your board by focusing on the outline of the skulls, eyes, nose and mouth. Peel off your skull printout and wrap white string around your nails. It takes a bit longer than the other Halloween projects I’ve shared so far but the outcome is super awesome.

DIY Paper Lantern Skulls at Minted


Another easy Halloween decoration idea. Kathleen from Snowdrop & Co takes us step by step to teach us this fun craft. Start by using black tissue paper to cut out eyes and a scary mouth, and a nose too. Then, use glue to stick the tissue paper onto your paper lanterns that’ll then need to be dried before put back onto the light garland.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these homemade Halloween decorations and be sure to let us know if you try these out by commenting below. 

Happy Halloween everyone!

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • October 31, 2016

    Cathy Glynn

    I love the lanterns they look so effective and that skull is really impressive x

  • October 31, 2016


    These decorations look fab definetly some I’d love to do next year

  • October 31, 2016

    Natalia Molinero

    These are lovely DIY tutorials, they look really fun to make x

  • October 31, 2016


    Wow, you’re really good at this. I like the stylised black pumpkins!

  • October 31, 2016


    I wish I had seen this post before now, I love the skull lanterns I would of definitely gave them a shot hope use had a fab Halloween xxx

  • October 31, 2016

    five little doves

    What fabulous, creative ideas!! I love the skull lanterns, so simple but effective!

  • November 1, 2016

    Mellissa Williams

    Some excellent ideas here.I’m not very crafty but even I could do some of these.

  • November 1, 2016


    I love that String Skull and would probably have it up all year around x

  • November 1, 2016


    I am loving the laterns, I think they are really neat and come can be used even after Halloween

  • November 2, 2016


    These look fab, gutted I missed this post until now but pinned for next year

  • November 2, 2016

    Fashion and Style Police

    These look so fab. Love the lanterns a lot.

  • November 2, 2016


    These look simple and fun to make, I know my girls would love to give them a go.

  • November 2, 2016

    Lisa lambert

    Loving the watercolour pumpkins. We love to crafts in our house.

  • November 2, 2016

    Grant R

    Bookmarking this for next year! I really like the string skull 🙂