Easy DIY Fall and Halloween Decorating Ideas Link Party

by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 12, 2012

I love decorating for fall and Halloween — but let’s be real, I’m too busy to do anything elaborate and like the decorating projects that take only a few minutes and don’t cost much, like my fall centerpiece that I put together in 5 minutes.

DagmarBleasdale.com: easy DIY fall decorating centerpieceWe all want to create a cozy home for our family and impress guests, so I picked out some fall and Halloween decorating ideas we all can do in minutes, and even better — the kids can help you with them, or you can keep them busy with these activities for a little while.

DIY fall decoration with little pumpkins as tablecloth weights{source}

Martha Steward has the best ideas: what about fanged vampire pumpkins?

easy DIY vampire pumpkin with fake teeth{source}

Or Pickles Brains made of cauliflower in a glass jar and this concoction.

scary DIY Halloween decorations, pickled brains

One of the most ingenious ideas: Just cut eyes into toilet paper rolls, put glow sticks into them, and hide them in the bushes outside. Creepy!

creepy eyes Halloween DIY project{source}

Or just print and frame this cool Halloween printable:

Eat, Drink & Be Scary poster and printable{source}

All you need for this idea is two pumpkins and a permanent marker:

easy DIY fall decor with pumpkins {source}

Reuse jars, paint them on the inside, decorate a face on the outside with permanent markers and you’ll get this sweet Halloween decor:

DIY Halloween decor with used jars{source}

Okay, this many mice would indeed be creepy, but I think it’s a cute idea to hide a few of these paper mice in the house! Here is the template for them from Martha Stewart. Have the kids help you cut them out.

easy DIY Halloween decor: black paper mice{source}

This idea thrills me because it reuses milk jugs: have the kids decorate them with faces and then light them up by simply cutting holes in the sides, lining them up, and threading a string of Christmas lights through them.

DIY milk jug ghosts for Halloween


I adore this no-carve pumpkin decorating idea since I have tons of ribbon: just add double-stick tape to some orange, red or white ribbon and wrap it around sugar pumpkins.

easy DIY no-carve Halloween pumpkins decor with ribbons{source}

Link up your DIY fall and Halloween decorating ideas here!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne @ The Wine{a}be October 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Cute ideas! I love the pumpkins with vampire teeth!
Stopping in from SITS! Love the linky idea! Cheers!


KG October 27, 2012 at 1:49 PM

These are such great ideas. I haven’t been able to decorate Halloween because I’m been creating design boards for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


misssrobin October 27, 2012 at 1:16 PM

So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing. I especially love the fanged pumpkins and the ribbon wrapped pumpkins. Too cute.

Happy Sharefest. Have a great weekend.


Storm E October 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM

This ideas are so cute. Thanks for the link up. :)


Lolli @ Better in Bulk October 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

What great Halloween crafts! Thanks for the link up!


Kelsey Apley October 18, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I love this!! Hahahha the pumpkin with the teeth is just too funny!!!


That Odd Mom October 18, 2012 at 5:17 AM

That many mice would really creep me out too, but I really like the re-purposed jar idea. My kids would have fun helping with that one too!


Jarnette @ Seasons of Life October 16, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Greetings Dagmar! I love the last idea especially and how simple! Autumn ribbon attached to miniature pumpkins…LOVE! Thanks for hosting the Fall DIY party…look forward to applying some of the ideas in our home in the future.



Glenda October 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM

I LOVE the wheelbarrow with big pumpkins and berry vines. Gorgeous!


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