10 DIY Halloween Decorations That Aren't Horribly Tacky

It's never too early to start decorating for Halloween. The creepiest of holidays is well on its way, so get psyched for it! Seriously, what other time of year can you fill your home with ghosts and ghouls and pretend to be a pumpkin festival queen? Exactly. With October 31 just a few weeks away, it’s time to get your DIY on — without being tacky (because honestly, there’s nothing scarier than Halloween decorations that have gone terribly, terribly awry).

Forget the carved pumpkins and cotton spider webs this year. Here are 10 Halloween DIYs that have a little more originality and class than your typical holiday decor. From paper luminaries and donut pumpkins (you heard me) to glittering garlands and creepy candy labels, these projects will have you feeling crafty in no time. Plus, most of these projects only require a few supplies that you probably already have hanging around at home. Now go be your own human Pinterest board and make some spooky stuff!

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Super Easy Ghost Decorations

A Beautiful Mess shows us a beautiful way to make hanging ghouls out of string and lace.

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DIY Donut Pumpkins

Who doesn’t love a donut pumpkin? Thanks for these cute painting tips, Studio DIY.

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DIY Glitter Candle Holders

Keep it classy with sparkling candle holders via Coordinately Yours.

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Creepy Halloween Candy Printables

Turn your sweet treats into witches’ ingredients with House of Earnest’s awesome printable candy labels.

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Glittery Skull Garland

Skulls are always cool, and glittery ones are even cooler. Vitamini Handmade offers a quick and easy DIY for creating these hanging heads.

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Playful Plant Markers

Go ahead and unleash your inner crazed Harry Potter fangirl with these decorative plant markers from Radical Possibility.

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Halloween Paper Luminaries

Keep things spooky with Vitamini Handmade’s chilling paper luminaries.

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Flying Paper Bats

There’s nothing wrong with keeping your decor simple — A Beautiful Mess’ flying paper bats are a testament to that.

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Paper Pumpkins

For those of you who don’t want to bother with rotting pumpkins at the end of the season, Delia Creates‘ paper pumpkins are an ideal solution.

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Masked Animals

Halloween costumes don’t come any cuter than these masked animal figures via The Merry Thought.

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