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5 DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas

By Melanie Doncas | Inspiration

Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party or simply want to spook your trick-or-treaters, scary decorations are a must. But rather than dusting off the same old skeleton year after year, why not get in touch with your creative side?

halloween decor

If you want to know how to make cheap decorations for Halloween, keep reading. We’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite DIY Halloween decorations to inspire your own!

1. Ghoulish Garland

When it comes to decorating the inside or outside of your home, garlands are a quick and easy way to add maximum impact. Forget your traditional festive garlands, however. When it comes to Halloween, you want to up the fear factor with imagery like ghosts, skeletons, or anything else that makes your hair stand on end.

For this Halloween DIY idea, we recommend using ghost graphics available in BeFunky’s huge Graphic Library. Then, all you have to do is print and cut out each image, before attaching them to the string.

garland design for halloween

2. Custom Halloween Labels

Throwing a Halloween party gives you a great chance to get creative with how you display your food and drinks to your party guests. While spooky puns are a must, so too should be Halloween-themed labels – whether for homemade beverages or each of your dishes.

In this example, we used a blank canvas and added our own shapes, graphics, and text to create the perfect Halloween-inspired labels. Too easy!

custom label decor halloween

3. DIY Hanging Bat Decorations

Here’s another cheap decoration for Halloween that you’re going to love! Using a simple bat graphic from BeFunky’s Graphic Library, you can print out several copies, cut each bat out, and then attach it to some string. Simply tie your hanging bats to tree branches, your front porch, your light fixtures, or just about anywhere else you can think of!

halloween paper banner

4. Printable Pumpkin Carving Stencils

It’s just not Halloween without your very own jack-o'lantern, but carving one from hand can be a little bothersome without a guide. To help you perfect this vital Halloween decoration, you can use our Graphic Designer to create your own pumpkin carving stencil. This can then be printed and attached to your pumpkin to help you get those creepy eyes and smile just right!

carving stencil

5. DIY Halloween Banners

Store-bought Halloween party banners are popular, yet they also lack originality. If you want a Halloween banner that’s one-of-a-kind to wow your party guests, consider designing your own. Doing so is way easier and more affordable than you think – especially when you’ve got BeFunky’s Graphic Designer at your fingertips.

Simply start with a blank canvas in your banner’s desired measurements, then add in your text and graphics. Or, you can select a predesigned Halloween template and resize it to fit your required banner dimensions. Then, just edit any pre-existing text to customize it for your needs.


Ready to Create Your Own Halloween Decorations for Adults?

Why should kids have all of the crafty fun? Thanks to BeFunky’s Graphic Designer, creating your own cheap, DIY Halloween decoration ideas has never been easier!

Check out the Graphic Designer to start your own project.

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