Creepy Chic: 15 Amazing DIY Halloween Decor Projects

Creepy Chic: 15 Amazing DIY Halloween Decor Projects

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Katie Steuernagle
Oct 11, 2011

Something about Halloween brings out the best in the DIY crafting community. Maybe it's the change in the weather, the falling leaves, and the harvest moons, but excitement is in the crisp air, and these projects capture the mood so well. We've rounded up everything from sweet skeletons to freaky fortune tellers, eerie apothecary jars to porcupine pumpkins. Click on through for links to these creepy chic tutorials.

Row One
1. Fortune teller booth. I created this from a couple of cardboard boxes and a styrofoam head after seeing a fortune teller machine at the Minnesota state fair this summer. The crystal ball is a balloon with a battery operated LED light under it!
2. Edgar Allan Poe dinnerware. Even if you aren't planning a Raven inspired dinner party, these dishes will make you want to. So chic because that's just what Mrs. Limestone does.
3. Plush skelly men. As sweet as gingerbread men but with a boney Halloween twist. Perfect for little ones to snuggle with on cool Autumn nights.
4. DIY apothecary jars. Made from dollar store jars, candlesticks, and other inexpensive craft parts, these apothecary jars won't cost you and arm and a leg. But you could put fake arms and a legs inside them.
5. Chevron pumpkins. What kind of design website would we be if we didn't throw in some chevron? These chic pumpkins are made with leftover fabric scraps.

Row Two
6. Halloween banner. This adorable pennant garland is made with chalkboard paint so you can change the message and keep it hanging all Autumn long.
7. Floor web. Low-tack tape in a web pattern will have everyone creeping around like spiders. This would be so fun in a foyer!
8. Dryer vent pumpkins. This one is going in the Halloween craft hall of fame. I'd say more, but I'm headed to the hardware store for dryer vents.
9. Mummy juice boxes. Even though food isn't technically part of this round up, I'm cheating and throwing this one in because it's so cute.
10. Owl pumpkins. If you're not into the mess of carving a pumpkin this year, try this earthy, crunchy no-carve option made with sunflower seeds.

Row Three
11. Papier mache pumpkins. Almost too light and ethereal to believe they're papier mache, these sweet jack-o-lanterns made of tissue paper will last for many seasons.
12. Porcupine pumpkins. You can't have a Halloween craft round up without a project from Martha. It's her favorite holiday, and her crafts department never ceases to amaze with fresh, new twists on Halloween classics.
13. DIY spider sacks. One part cool and one part "ewww!" That's totally what I'm looking for in Halloween decor!
14. Snake wreath. The Martha Stewart version last year set off a slithering slew of Martha-inspired DIYs, and this one is executed ssspectacularly.
15. Silhouette pumpkin. We love silhouettes around here, and they work so well for the Halloween season. This no-carve pumpkin idea is classic, and the pom pom fringe is an awesome detail.

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