Halloween decorations don't have to be tacky or gory. These crafts pair well with your already design-minded home.
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, )
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, )
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, )
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, )
Don't worry about laying down newspaper for this paint-free idea. Colorful balloons make "dip-dying" a literal snap — just get the !
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, )
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, )
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, )
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, )
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, )
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, )
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, )
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, )
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, )
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, )
Dressed in , a group of squash turns into a subtle Halloween centerpiece.
What you'll need: pumpkin sleeves ($15, amazon.com)
Painted in chic shades, a handful of small pumpkins look beautiful in a . We especially love the singular .
), hurricane ($11, )
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, )
This eclectic stars and Scrabble tiles.
), scrapbook paper ($5, )
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, )
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, )
Ghosts don't look too intimidating when they're secretly friendly gourds.
Get your kids in on this craft — these pretty playful pumpkins are easy to make.
), green string ($9, )
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, )
With a bit of starch, becomes 3D ghost that can grace a ghoulish tablescape.
What you'll need: fabric stiffener ($6, ), cheesecloth ($5, )
A variety of orange hues make these crafty pumpkins a sweet rustic touch.
), circle punch ($7, )
Your everyday gallery wall gets a Halloween punch with these eerie frames.
What you'll need: spray paint ($4, ), rubber snakes ($10, )
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, )
Nothing says Halloween like these three simple letters, but a nail art depiction is the stylish way to scare someone.
), nails ($3, )