11 Chic & Creepy Haunted House DIYs

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Spread holiday cheer with both gory and glamorous decor this Halloween. Dress up everything from entryways to table settings to the front yard with these eerie ideas. Whether you’re hosting a spooky event or simply want to get your home ready for All Hallow’s Eve, these DIY Halloween decorations are guaranteed to daunt and delight.

Photo: The Gathered Home

Terrifying Tablecloth

This ghostly tablecloth from The House That Lars Built will surely have your guests #shook when they reach for appetizers. 


Spooky Specimen

Repurpose old containers into these disgustingly awesome specimen jars. Get the details from The Sway.


Apothecary Jars

Put some creepy crawlies on display with this DIY from Fynes Designs.


Mysterious Mirror

If you’re looking to create something eerie, this mirror from Michelle J. Designs is it. 


Book of Spells

Details are what make a haunted house. Create this spell book prop with directions from A Girl and a Glue Gun.


Crystal Ball Candlesticks 

These crystal ball decorations are just as beautiful as they are creepy. Head to Flamingo Toes for the tutorial. 


Gilded Taxidermy

The Gathered Home made this fabulous beetle art with plastic insects, liquid gold leaf and wooden plaques.


Frontyard Cemetery

Turn your lawn into a haunted burial site using upcycled cereal boxes. Get the steps from Soap Deli News.


Floating Candles

Using everyday household items, follow The Sway’s tutorial to make this supernatural party decoration. 


Wire Ghosts

Replace the old sheet ghost decorations for something frighteningly realistic. Find the steps on eHow.


Bleeding Candles

Talk about some bloody good ambience. Get the details at Popsugar.

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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