Spooky DIY Halloween Decorations

Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be expensive. You can create easy DIY Halloween Decorations to make your own creepy halloween decor.  Michele from Sustainably Chic Designs shows you how you can create a scary theme quickly. I always dream of really going out like her and decking out the house with scary stuff.  My son would think I’m the coolest mom on earth…….wait…….he better think that already. :)

 DIY Halloween Ideas

I love this idea.  You see these cheese trays in Goodwill all the time.  What a great way to reinvent them.   While you’re at Goodwill, grab any wooden candle stick.  DIY Halloween decorating

Glue the candle stick to the bottom of the cheese tray.  Using any kind of spray paint, spray it black.

Halloween decoration diy
Plop a skull inside with a bit of mossy stuff and you’ve got yourself a very cool Halloween decoration.  Love it!Decorating with skulls

Here’s another easy and fun way to decorate for Halloween.  She even got her boys involved.  She’s got the full tutorial on her blog, but it looks like all you need is a few random jars.  Spray paint the tops and fill them with all kinds of scary things.  creepy halloween decoration
Like severed fingers!  severed fingers for halloween decorating

Isn’t that gross? bloody halloween decor

I’m thinking maybe I should get my rump in gear and do a few of these before I have Ladies Bunco. She also has a few furniture re-do’s…….squeal!

Oh how I love those.  There is nothing better than finding a piece of unwanted furniture and making it pretty!  Who needs those expensive furniture stores anyway?painting furniture

She’s got a better imagination than me……….and obviously no heebie jeebie disorder.  I love the design of this chair, but there is NO way I’m touching  that padding.  It’s a good thing there are people like Michele to rescue these diamonds in the rough.

Can you even tell it’s the same chair?  It’s lovely.  It turned out beautiful!  It pays to have a vision.  I’d  touch it now, heck I’d even sit in it. Certainly her prize and reward for looking past the ickys.recovering a chair

Another idea I thought was brilliant……you know how we love chalk board paint.  Well, she painted the inside of her pantry doors.  BRILLIANT!  Use this space to keep a grocery list……….so cute!

pantry door makeover




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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. rebecca says

    These are great ideas! What did we ever do without spray paint & glue? Thank you for sharing!

  2. says

    I love.Love.LOVE the chalkboard pantry door! Now to figure out how to get it done before the hubby rolls the eyes again… :)

  3. Linda Kernodle says

    The ideas are great. Really like the chalkboard door. Makes use of the wasted space.

  4. Martha says

    Really like the cheese tray idea. I have one of these. Now I will go on the hunt for a wooden candlestick.

  5. says

    I can never find cheese domes at my local thrift stores, danggit.
    My four boys would love those severed fingers, but I don’t think I could sleep at night with them in the house. 😉

  6. Barbiegirl9 says

    I am so keen to hit the local Good Neighbor (thrift) store for an old cheese stand….awesome idea…
    Just wish I too could see the beauty in things like Michelle….I seem to need a push…..

  7. Deb says

    Why can’t I think of such clever ideas? Guess that’s why I’m visiting blogs! :o) I’m all over the chalkboard pantry…very smart idea!

  8. says

    I LOVE your blog! Thank you so much for providing so much creative inspiration. I can’t wait to create my own halloween skull display featured in this post!

  9. Peach Tracy says

    I have things taped all over the inside of our cupboards. Chalkboard paint on the inside of the cupboard door sounds like a great idea. Thanks!

  10. says

    I am in love with the chalkboard cabinets!! What a great idea! And I can not wait to try some of the Halloween stuff with my daughter! Great ideas, as usual!

  11. Corinne Kurzmann says

    We did a whole wall with chalkboard paint in the “man den”..when my fellas were younger ( I have 5)..they loved it and it gave them and their buddies the chance to graffiti without any lasting damages!