30 Halloween Crafts for a Stylish Spooky Season

We prefer a more refined pumpkin, frankly.

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Halloween decorations don't have to be tacky or gory. These crafts pair well with your already design-minded home.

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halloween pumpkin with flowers
Mike Garten
Add a Sash

Step it up from last year's pumpkin vase and decorate the actual gourd with blooms. A drill can quickly poke holes through the rind in whatever pattern that comes to mind. 

What you'll need: ($58, ), pink spray paint ($7, )

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gold pumpkin wreath
John Kernick
Go for Gold

Cover faux pumpkins with metallic paint and no one will know the difference. Just hot glue 'em to a  and hang before trick-or-treating.

What you'll need: gold paint ($3, ), mini pumpkins ($10 for 10, )

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spider web wine bottles
Antonis Achilleos
Doodle on Your Wine

Kids shouldn't have all the fun. , and a bottle of red works as both party decor and good, old-fashioned booze. 

What you'll need: paint pen ($6, )

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skull succulent planters
Plant Spooky Succulents

Does it get any cuter than this? Fill glassware with soil instead of liquor for a skeleton crew of teeny-tiny plants.

What you'll need: skull shot glasses ($10, ), succulents ($8, )

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balloween halloween pumpkins
Mike Garten
Color-Block Pumpkins

Don't worry about laying down newspaper for this paint-free idea. Colorful balloons make "dip-dying" a literal snap — just get the !  

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halloween treat bag craft
Johnny Miller
Stamp a Tote

Stash all of your treats (and tricks) in a cute bag ready for fall. If cats aren't your thing? Carve another Halloween motif into a potato stamp and create your own graphic pattern.

What you'll need: chalkboard paint ($6, ), canvas bag ($6, )

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Sarah Dorio
Tie Up a Garland

A row of black cats brings more good luck than bad. Although those glowing eyes definitely look a little eerie.

What you'll need: black cardstock ($8, ), hole punch ($6, )

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Erin Phraner
Wrap a Wreath

Try your hand at weaving a web for your door, or check out even more Halloween wreath ideas for a spooky welcome.

What you'll need: crow ($6, )

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Sarah Dorio
Mix Up Cocktails

A strong drink never looked so bewitching. Top liquor bottles with tiny witch hats and serve the not-so-poisonous brew with a broomstick stirrer.

What you'll need: black burlap ($6, ), twine ($4, )

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Michael Partenio
Hang a Mobile

Admire the colorful leaves long after they've dropped to the ground with an all-natural decoration you can leave up through Thanksgiving.

What you'll need: embroidery hoop ($16, ), waxed string ($5, )

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Antonis Achilleos
Make a Candy Corn Wreath

In honor of the too-short candy corn season, glue as many as you can onto a that literally looks good enough to eat.

What you'll need: candy corn ($9, ), duct tape ($7, )

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mini pumpkin vases
Posh Little Designs
Add Some Roses

Teeny pumpkin planters have got to be cutest thing ever — but in classic shades of black and gold they aren't too cutesy.

), gold paint ($4, )

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Yahoo! DIY
Wrap With Beads

is inexpensive, but it looks elegant when wrapped around a pumpkin. Gold makes for a classy contrast, but you can also try black or purple — classic Halloween colors.

What you'll need: bead garland ($8, ), duct tape ($7, )

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The Chic Site
Stir with Sparkly Skulls

When serving guests Halloween punch, double-down on the theme and pop in a glittery skull or candy corn stirrer.

What you'll need: drink stirrers ($8, ), stickers ($11, )

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Adventures In Making
Hang a Pumpkin with Macrame

Adapt this retro decor accent for the spooky season by trading potted plants for chubby pumpkins.

What you'll need: yarn ($3, ), wooden beads ($6, )

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Flax & Twine
Disguise Squash

Dressed in , a group of squash turns into a subtle Halloween centerpiece.

What you'll need: pumpkin sleeves ($15, amazon.com)

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Busy Mommy
Stack Mini Pumpkins

Painted in chic shades, a handful of small pumpkins look beautiful in a . We especially love the singular .

), hurricane ($11, )

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Little Red Window
Hang a Bat Wreath

One live bat? Terrifying. One DIY bat? Chintzy. But a bevy of tiny bats? That's a surprisingly stylish wreath we can get behind.

What you'll need: foam wreath ($8, ), black paper ($6, )

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Thirsty for Tea
Host a Tea Party

Instead of carving out your pumpkins for the front porch steps, scoop them out for a spot of tea. The big guy becomes the teapot.

What you'll need: tea strainer ($8, ), black wire ($6, )

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My Blessed Life
Frame Paper

This eclectic stars and Scrabble tiles.

), scrapbook paper ($5, )

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My Poppet Makes
Craft Origami Garland

Use a variety of orange tones when you create these simple origami pumpkins. String them across a mantle for a hint at the spooky season.

What you'll need: origami paper ($14, ), twine ($6, )

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Vicky Barone
Turn a Pumpkin into a Planter

Place an arrangement of fall florals into a carved out pumpkin jazzed up with metallic gold paint.

What you'll need: gold spray paint ($3, ), vase ($12, )

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Lily AllSorts
Turn Gourds Into Ghosts

Ghosts don't look too intimidating when they're secretly friendly gourds.

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Fireflies and Jellybeans
Fluff Up Tissue Paper

Get your kids in on this craft — these pretty playful pumpkins are easy to make.

), green string ($9, )

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One O
Disguise Your Books

Here's a fun (and stylish) way to trick out your library for Halloween: Cover a stack of books with to turn them into a pumpkin.

), black felt ($5, )

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Crafts Unleashed
Make "Cheesy" Ghosts

With a bit of starch, becomes 3D ghost that can grace a ghoulish tablescape.

What you'll need: fabric stiffener ($6, ), cheesecloth ($5, )

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Craftaholics Anonymous
Cut Out Paper Pumpkins

A variety of orange hues make these crafty pumpkins a sweet rustic touch.

), circle punch ($7, )

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Please Note Paper
Display Spooky Wall Art

Your everyday gallery wall gets a Halloween punch with these eerie frames.

What you'll need: spray paint ($4, ), rubber snakes ($10, )

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House of Hawthornes
Dangle Spiders

Doll up a with a coat of , and use string to dangle some faux spiders from the brim. It's a pencil holder you can easily switch out come November.

What you'll need: orange paint ($6, ), mason jar ($9, )

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One O
Spell Out Scares

Nothing says Halloween like these three simple letters, but a nail art depiction is the stylish way to scare someone.

), nails ($3, )

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