I love Halloween…I’m not sure if it’s the crisp fall weather, the smell of the leaves on the ground, or the opportunity to scare little wee ones who come to the door looking for a treat. So of course, I go a little crazy with DIY decorating projects–some scary and some not so scary. Here are 19 simple, easy projects you can create yourself. Some of them I have created for DIY NETWORK, so I’ll link them to their HOW-TO step by steps and some I just made for this Halloween and are so simple, just looking at the picture, you’ll know what to do! Happy Halloween!
My scariest wishes, Joanne
Want a glamorous Halloween party — look no further than this silver lighted pumpkin topiary… Photo by Susan Teare, Project by Joanne Palmisano for DIY NETWORK
Perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving — the pumpkin topiary with natural looking white pumpkins, is perfect for a fall harvest fronth porch display.
30 minutes…black paint and a carpet remnant and you have created a spooky Halloween welcome mate. Photography by Susan Teare. Project by Joanne Palmisano for DIY NETWORK.
Your very own creepy terrariums..so simple and kid friendly! DIY NETWORK project. Click the picture for the step by step.
This is still one of my favorite Halloween projects I’ve made for DIY NETWORK. What a great way to light up your walkway for the trick or treaters…old picture frames, vintage prints and some candles. See the step by step. Lanterns.
Have only a few minutes before your Halloween party guests arrive? Grab an old frame, some yarn, spiders and voila — instant Welcome sign.
YUP!! Love making Halloween bars—especially ones that serve TRUTH SERUM!!
This pumpkin topiary might give you the shivers! It looks like a three story spider condo with the momma spider ready to pounce!
Get retro for Halloween — this painted pumpkin topiary — is fun and easy to create!
Design by Joanne Palmisano for DIY NETWORK. For Halloween turn your house into a scary inn with this sign!
I made this fun Halloween mirror with spiders with my nieces…great project with kids. Click picture for an older blog post on the step by step.
Faux Pumpkin Bonfire…a must for any Halloween or Fall Harvest Party! Joanne Palmisano for DIY NETWORK
I can’t just sit around — so I found some old bottles and jars, and used some left over yarn and created this Halloween table display décor pieces. Bring as a gift to a party or line the center of the table with them! Hot glue and some time is all you need!
Floral Pumpkin Topiary — made with coffee filters… Halloween and Fall Entrance Way display.
Vine Wreath made simple — paint it black — add some spiders!! I loved making this project. So simple. Start with a floral wooden wreath form. By Joanne Palmisano
Printed out a vintage family picture — added some moss and a spider — instant scary family tree! By Joanne Palmisano
Nightmare Catcher!! Old bicycle rim, black and orange yarn and a vintage dollie painted place. Strips of fabric and voila — Halloween wall décor done! By Joanne Palmisano
Halloween Dream Catcher by Joanne Palmisano
Spooky Skeleton Vase — You can add flowers or a battery candle — just use skeleton cocktail napkins and some decoupage glue! (Make sure to pull the layers of napkin apart first) By Joanne Palmisano
Left over plywood, screws and some orange yarn — that’s it. This skeleton wall hanging is sure to create a fright! By Joanne Palmisano
Most important! HAVE FUN!!