Creating my own DIY Halloween Decor is always more fun, stylish, and budget-friendly than store-bought. I made this creepy crawly spider table runner in about 30 minutes using my Cricut Joy craft machine. I have a lot of ideas for making your own Halloween decorations located under the Halloween tab on the top toolbar.
DIY Halloween Decor
I don’t like a lot of Halloween decorations and find a lot of options tacky. I’m not into overly scary Halloween decor, and I hate anything cutesy, so I usually make my own. Making my own DIY Halloween decorations allows me to create a more custom look that I can actually enjoy and looks nice.
DIY Decorating for Halloween
Here are a few of my favorite DIYs I’ve done for decorating my home for Halloween.
- Faux Insect Taxidermy – I may keep these up all year long!
- Glowing Eyes Victorian Photo Candles – So creepy and very budget-friendly.
- Poster Size Halloween Wall Art – Large wall art is hard to find for Halloween. These look SO good hanging in my entryway!
- Image Transfer Halloween Candles – This is one of my favorite crafts to do!
How to Make a Spider Halloween Table Runner
I used my Cricut Joy machine. It’s the most economical Cricut cutting machine and I use it for all my smaller projects, which is a lot! If you had a Spider punch or wanted to hand-cut spiders from iron-on black vinyl, that is also an option.
- Table Runner – I had this white one in my craft stash, but you could use any color you’d like. You could also use a tablecloth instead.
- Cricut Cutting Machine – or you can try hand-cutting using a small spider template.
- Black iron-on vinyl. The glitter variety would also be great for this!
- Iron or an EasyPress heat press from Cricut.
I used my Cricut Joy because I was cutting for a smaller project. It’s also the easiest machine for me to use.
- Cricut Cutting Machine - I used my Cricut Joy
- Cricut EasyPress Heat Press - a regular iron on hot (no steam) will also work.
- Vinyl weeding tools
- Gather your supplies and cut your spiders. Remember that the shiny side goes down when using iron-on vinyl. You can see a full tutorial on how to cut iron-on vinyl here.
- After I cut all my spiders, I cut them all into individual spiders so I could place them randomly.
- Place them on your table runner and iron them on in sections. I used a piece of parchment paper when needed to cover the ones I had already ironed on. DO NOT iron over any of the spiders after removing the protective clear layer.
- Remove the top clear layer as shown in the video to show your spider design now secure on the fabric.
- Time to put it on the table!
The cost was hard to factor since many of the products used, you would also use for many other projects. I projected the cost to reflect the table runner.
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Cricut Halloween Ideas
If you do have a Cricut machine, then you’ll love the Halloween Cricut Projects I have available here on Today’s Creative Life. These handy machines really do make it easy to create home decor for any season or holiday.
- Iron-on Beetle Pillow Cover
- Vintage Insect Halloween Treat Box – I didn’t use my Cricut on this particular project, but I should have. I could have used it to cut the insects out after printing.
- Halloween Votives
- Halloween Boo Box
- Monster Trick or Treat Bag
Happy Halloween everyone! Let me know if you have any questions and I’d love to see what you come up with!