21 Fast and Easy Weekend DIY Halloween Ideas

Get ready to throw the most wickedly fun Halloween party ever. These are the best Halloween ideas, from spellbinding cocktails to spooktacular recipes and, of course, the main event: hauntingly creative decor. Decorate every single area of your home covered with these Halloween crafts, from your front door to your back porch and even your walls and floors.

There are even colorful balloon garlands and spooky string lights. What’s more, each of these festive décor ideas are also “guest-friendly,” meaning they won’t interfere with or distract from the actual party. If anything, they’ll add to and enhance the fun. Many are interactive, like the burlap favor bags with googly eyes and candy-stuffed party poppers.

But best of all, there are possibilities for double duty décor. The black lace candle holders can be takeaway gifts for your guests, while bowls full of Halloween candy can add to the atmosphere and act as dessert. With these 21 fun Halloween party ideas, you’ll add a splash of creativity and your soirée will be a scary-good time. You can make most of these easy crafts in just a weekend, too.

  1. Halloween Mask Wreath

What’s a Halloween costume without a mask? That’s why this wreath is an appropriate and seasonal addition to your chilling décor. This is one of the Halloween ideas that may need a little preparation.

To make the wreath, source colorful vintage paper masks from websites like Etsy and eBay. You will need 10 to 15 total. Attach to an 18-inch craft ring with a dab of hot-glue, layering and overlapping them as you go.

  1. Candy Corn Bunting

Not only does this candy corn bunting make a great Halloween craft for you and your kids, but it’s also the perfect party décor accent. Hang it up around your snack table or on your fireplace.

To make the bunting, start with a white paper plate, then paint a yellow acrylic border on the outer edge, followed by orange. Once paint dries, cut into triangles, punch holes, and thread with twine.

  1. Paper Jack-O’-Lanterns

Pumpkin carving is fun, but it can also be really messy. So, skip the goop with these fun paper jack-o’-lanterns. This is one of the easiest Halloween ideas you can share with your kids.

To make the paper jack-o’-lanterns, all you have to do is cut some facial features and stems from black and brown construction paper, then apply to orange honeycomb balls using glue dots.

  1. DIY No-Carve Raven Pumpkin Decor

Use a bird and feather template to make this DIY as easy as possible. Simply download and print, then trace the outline onto a real or faux pumpkin. Using a fine-tip brush, fill in the lines with black acrylic paint, then let your creation dry for at least an hour.

Set the pumpkin on a bed of faux moss inside a glass cloche to maximize both the beauty and eeriness of the whole thing. This is one of the Halloween ideas you can get creative with and make as scary as you want.