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Spooktacular Halloween decorations for your apartment

posted on October 15, 2021

It’s the most magical time of the year – and your opportunity to make your apartment stand out! If you’re a Halloween lover who loves to show your ghoulish pride, try these easy DIY Halloween decoration ideas for your apartment – they're spooktacular!

Bubbling cauldron

Whether you have kids, or you’re a kid at heart, you’ll love showing off a DIY bubbling cauldron! Add spooky fog to your apartment with a little dry ice (available in grocery stores) and a little water in a cast-iron Dutch oven. You’ll need heavy duty gloves for this if you intend to handle the dry ice to assemble!

Plant skeleton

Is it really Halloween without a skeleton or skull? We think not! If you’re a bit of a plant person, you’ll love this DIY Plant skeleton! It’s a nice and easy way to add a spooky touch to your houseplants. All you need is a mini skeleton and some gold spray paint! Get the full tutorial.

Skull centerpiece

Transform your Halloween table with a DIY skull centerpiece using a faux skull -- pick one up at your local Dollar Store. Choose one with a removable top, then use tape to create a grid on the rim. Fill up the skull with water until it’s two-thirds full, then place your large flowers and greenery in the grid. 

Black paper flowers

If you want to create a spooky environment in your home, accent your space in black or dark red. We think these black crepe paper flowers are spooky and elegant at the same time. You can use them in your skull centerpiece (above), just skip the water! They’re easy to make, just follow this four-step tutorial to learn how.

Spooky furniture

If you’re having guests over for Halloween, it’s all in the decor details! You can spookify your living room in a flash by draping white sheets over your couch and chairs to make it seem like no one’s lived there for years! 

Flickering light

When a dimly lit room flickers, it creates moving shadows and looks spooky. Opt for candles, a candelabra or two if you’re fancy, or flickering LED candles to illuminate your space in an eerie way. It will really bring out every potentially creepy angle and shadow in your space.

Halloween candle holders

If you’re into the idea of candles as part of your decor, take them up a notch with these DIY Halloween candle holders! All you need to do is pick up some decorative but cheap bottles at the Dollar Store and spray paint them black, then rub them with a little gold metallic craft paint to make them shimmer. Get the full tutorial for step-by-step instructions and to learn how to drip candle wax all over them for an aged effect.

Giant black spiderwebs

If you have large windows, accent them with these dramatic giant black spiderwebs! They’re easy to make, affordable and really cool to look at! All you need is scissors, scotch tape and garbage bags! Get the tutorial.

Snake Wreath

Make a terrifying first impression with a snake wreath on your front door! It’ll definitely generate some buzz in the halls of your apartment building. It’s super simple to make. All you need is a basic twig wreath from a Dollar Store and a bunch of rubber snakes. To assemble the wreath, weave the snakes in between the wreath's twigs, repeating until you use all of the rubber snakes. To keep everything in place, add some hot glue here and there.

DIY Floral pumpkin

Not all Halloween decor has to be terrifying or gross. Sometimes you want something ghoulish but tasteful -- or dare we say elegant? If you want sophisticated Halloween decor, this DIY Floral pumpkin is for you! It’s made with a craft pumpkin and faux flowers and looks ever so tasteful. Get the full tutorial.

We hope these DIY Halloween decoration ideas inspire you to create some spooktacular decorations this year!

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