11 Creative Ways to DIY a Halloween Garland

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Garland decor is so easy to make and adds a finishing touch to any event or living space. A simple festive strand can instantly transform a dull mantelscape or buffet table. Whichever your medium of choice—paper, yarn, cardboard—you can quickly DIY a sweet or spooky banner for Halloween. We’ve searched the ‘net for the best homemade Halloween garlands, here are a few of our favorites:

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How cute are these pom pom monsters that CraftingE made for Make It and Love It?! You can easily make this garland with a pom pom maker, yarn, wooden beads, and paint. 


I Put a Spell On You

It’s not Halloween without a little Hocus Pocus. Get the tutorial for this garland inspired by Bette Midler’s iconic performance from Lovely Indeed


Tassel Ghosts

This ghost tassel banner from Oh Happy Day is bootiful! String it along a wall, drape it over a mantel, hang it over a door—the possibilities are endless!


Trick or Treat

Inspired by Charm created this fun tag banner that’s completely customizable. Choose any color and phrase you want!


Give Me Something Good to Eat

Hold on to your toilet paper rolls! The House That Lars Built upcycled cardboard rolls into a delightful candy banner.


Ghoul Talk

These little ghosts are full of personality. Get the tutorial Two Shades of Pink created over at Eighteen25.


Witches’ Hats

Dress up your space with these dainty little witch hats from Mod Podge Rocks


Pumpkin Wheels

BugabooCity crafted this festive medallion garland in a few simple steps.


Sparkly Spooky

Add some glam to your holiday display with this tutorial from The Crafting Chicks.


A Pair of Crows

This paper garland is presented by two birds. Get the instructions for this unique project from Carolyn’s Homework.


Bat Colony

You can have bats flying from every direction with this tutorial from Lil Luna. Display this garland against the wall or have guests walk through it in a doorway! 

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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