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90+ DIY ideas to have the best Halloween decorations this year

Get in the spooky spirit!
Getting ready for Halloween
Getting ready for Halloween.Getty Images stock
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The countdown to Halloween is on. And if you feel like getting your home ready for the spookiest time of year, then you're in luck. TODAY Home has rounded up more than 90 DIY ideas.

From easy Halloween crafts that take just a minute to more complicated displays that might take an hour or two, there is a Halloween decorating idea here for everyone.

And if you're still looking for a costume, check out our 61 easy last-minute costume ideas here.

1. 7 DIY Halloween decorations that are perfect for your spooky bash

DIY Halloween decorations
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Whether you're trying to decorate for Halloween in a subtler way with skull succulent planters or you want to go all out with a furry monster door, these ideas will get you in the ghoulish spirit in no time.

2. These spook-tacular Halloween lights are so easy to make yourself

Who would have ever thought Christmas lights would actually be the key to the ultimate Halloween decorations? Construction paper, white tissues and string lights are all you need to make these adorable ghosts.

3. 9 shockingly easy Halloween decorations you can make yourself

DIY Halloween decorations
Family Fun Magazine

Here are step-by-step instructions to make everything from spook-ified pillows to box bats to spider nests. Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or just want to decorate for trick-or-treaters, these projects will get your home ready in no time.

4. Make this Halloween drink holder in 10 minutes

If you're hosting a Halloween party, this easy pumpkin drink holder is an absolute must for your festivities.

5. Ghosts, doll parts and bats! 7 Halloween Mason jar DIYs to try

DIY mason jar Halloween decorations

As it turns out, Mason jars can be the key to creating some pretty unique Halloween decorations.

6. It's getting spooky! Mummify your home with this 10-minute DIY

You can mummify just about anything in your home with this simple DIY. The best part is you probably already have all the items you need at home.

7. Easy DIY decorations for your upcoming Halloween party

DIY Halloween decorations
Maureen Petrosky

From a DIY crime scene that will stop guests in their tracks to a ghoulish mirror you can leave up all month long, these ideas will turn your home into the ultimate Halloween party destination. Plus, there are simple ways to deck out the bathroom.

8. DIY ideas for mistake-free Halloween pumpkin decorating

Take your classic jack-o'-lantern up a notch with these creative pumpkin-decorating ideas that include spray-painted pasta, glued-on candy and twine.

9. Go black and white this Halloween: 7 irresistible DIY decor ideas

DIY Halloween decorations

These DIY decor ideas give your classic Halloween decorations a very stylish twist, thanks to the black-and-white color palette, which looks rather sophisticated.

10. Spooky Halloween DIY crafts: Make slime, erasers, chalkboard pillowcases

Take Halloween decorating to the next level with slime, painted pumpkins and ghoulish homemade erasers.

11. 8 easy Halloween DIYs to spook-ify your home

DIY Halloween decorations

Whether you have an entire room to decorate for Halloween or just a small table, there are DIY ideas here for just about any space.

12. Not your average jack-o'-lantern! 6 cool pumpkin-carving ideas for Halloween

DIY Halloween decorations
Antonis Achillos / Woman's Day

Get creative with your pumpkin decorating this year by using toothpicks, zippers, paint, candy and even an idea that puts one pumpkin inside of another one.

13. 10 amazing Halloween party ideas

DIY Halloween decorations
Stephania Stanley / TODAY

Marquee letters, ceiling pinwheels and candy corn vases are just some of the fun DIY ideas you can use to prep your home for the spookiest time of year.

14. 3 easy ways to decorate your front door this Halloween

DIY Halloween decorations

Make your front door feel special this Halloween with one of these DIY ideas you can do with just a few items. In only a couple of hours, you'll have the coolest and spookiest door in the neighborhood.

15. 'Boo' it yourself: 13 dollar-store tips for Halloween decorating

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Amanda Mushro

A trip to the local store actually might be all that stands in between you and your Halloween decor. There are so many things you can do by incorporating items you buy for a buck or two.

16. Forget pumpkins! This new Halloween trend will take you on a tropical escape


The latest Halloween decor trend is all about using pineapples to create jack-o'-lanterns. People are also making Halloween Christmas trees and pumpkin dioramas.

17. 13 new ways to decorate your pumpkins this season

DIY Halloween decorations
Jennifer Causey/ Country Living, Young House Love, Johnny Miller/Martha Stewart

Take pumpkin carving and decorating to a whole new level with these creative ideas that look a lot more complicated than they actually are.