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30 Halloween Crafts You'll Actually Want To Display In Your House

They're fail-proof—no black magic required.

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Mike Garten

Halloween decorations don't have to be gory, or worse, tacky. These crafts are easy, fun, and will make your home look wicked awesome. No matter what your skill (or patience) level, you'll find something for you on this list.

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Sugar, Sugar

This colorful sugar skull planter would make a creative Halloween centerpiece. Bonus: It'll double as Dia de Los Muertos decor!

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.

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Get Lit with DIY Skull Candles

As long as the candles aren't black flame, you're good to light them up!

Get the tutorial at Earnest Home Co.

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Monster-Mash Ready

Welcome all your party guests with a quirky and colorful Halloween banner.

Get the tutorial at Tell Love and Party.

More: How to Throw a Fun Adults-Only Halloween Party

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Cutest Candles Ever

These mini pumpkins candles aren't just totally adorbs, they also smell heavenly. Use cinnamon flavor to amp up the pumpkin pie smell.

Get the tutorial at Hello Glow.

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Cheers!

A party isn't a party without drinks. These easy, DIY decals will turn your standard copper mugs into spooktacular Halloween glassware.

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth.

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Bring The Party To Your Pumpkins

A confetti pumpkin = instant party.

Get the tutorial at The Crafted Life.

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Ghost-mojis

Imagine how cool these would look in your Halloween photo booth?!

Get the tutorial at Aww Sam.

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Who Invited You, Orange & Black?

Paint mini pumpkins your favorite bright colors and use them to make a wreath. As long as there's pumpkins involved, it's still seasonally appropriate.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed

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Mike Garten
Sash(a) Fierce

Step it up from last year's pumpkin vase and decorate the actual gourd with a sash of blooms. A drill can quickly poke holes through the rind in whatever pattern that comes to mind.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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John Kernick
Go For The Gold

Cover faux pumpkins with metallic paint and no one will know the difference. Just hot glue them to a wreath form and hang before trick-or-treating.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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spider web wine bottles
Antonis Achilleos
Here For the Boos

Scrape off the label, and a bottle of red works as both party decor and good, old-fashioned booze.

Get the tutorial at Woman's Day.

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Spooky Succulents

It doesn't get any cuter than these mini skull planters. Fill glassware with soil instead of liquor for a skeleton crew of teeny-tiny plants.

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Mike Garten
Color-Block Party

Don't worry about laying down newspaper for this paint-free idea. Colorful balloons make "dip-dying" a literal snap — just get the opaque ones!

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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halloween treat bag craft
Johnny Miller
Tote-ally Rad

Stash all of your treats (and tricks) in a cute bag ready for fall. If cats aren't your thing? Carve another Halloween motif into a potato stamp and create your own graphic pattern.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Sarah Dorio
Garland Goals

Does a row of black cats bring more good luck or bad? You'll soon find out.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

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Erin Phraner
Scary-Good Wreath

Try your hand at weaving a web for your door, or check out even more Halloween wreath ideas for a spooky welcome.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Sarah Dorio
Wicked Awesome Cocktails

A strong drink never looked so bewitching. Top liquor bottles with tiny witch hats and serve the not-so-poisonous brew with a broomstick stirrer.

Get the tutorial at Country Living.

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Michael Partenio
Foliage FTW!

Admire the colorful leaves long after they've dropped to the ground with an all-natural decoration you can leave up through Thanksgiving.

Get the tutorial at Good Housekeeping.

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Antonis Achilleos
Go Candy Crazy

In honor of the too-short candy corn season, glue as many as you can onto a wreath form that literally looks good enough to eat.

Get the tutorial at Woman's Day.

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Posh Little Designs
Pump(kin) It Up!

Stop what you're doing and make teeny pumpkin planters. In black and gold, they're insanely chic.

Get the tutorial at Posh Little Designs.

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Yahoo! DIY
Bling, Bling

Bead garland is inexpensive, but it looks elegant when wrapped around a pumpkin. Gold makes for a classy contrast, but you can also try black or purple for classic Halloween colors.

Get the tutorial at Yahoo! DIY.

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The Chic Site
Skulls That Sparkle

When serving guests Halloween punch, double-down on the theme and pop in a glittery skull or candy corn stirrer.

Get the tutorial at The Chic Site.

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Adventures In Making
Macrame Magic

Adapt this retro decor accent for the spooky season by trading potted plants for chubby pumpkins.

Get the tutorial at Adventures In Making.

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Flax & Twine
Squash Goals

Dressed in black lace, a group of squash turns into a subtle Halloween centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at Flax & Twine.

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Busy Mommy
Stacks on Stacks on Stacks

Painted in chic shades, a handful of small pumpkins look beautiful in a hurricane vase. We especially love the singular sparkly accent.

Get the tutorial at Busy Mommy.

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Little Red Window
Bat-Sh*t Crazy

One live bat? Terrifying. One DIY bat? Chintzy. But a bevy of tiny black paper bats? That's a surprisingly stylish wreath we can get behind.

Get the tutorial at Little Red Window.

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Thirsty for Tea
A Mad Tea Party

Instead of carving out your pumpkins for the front porch steps, scoop them out for a spot of tea. The big guy becomes the teapot.

Get the tutorial at Thirsty for Tea.

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My Blessed Life
Frame Paper

This eclectic picture frame stars scrapbook paper and Scrabble tiles.

Get the tutorial at My Blessed Life.

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My Poppet Makes
Spooktacular Garland

Use a variety of orange tones when you create these simple origami pumpkins. String them across a mantle for a hint at the spooky season.

Get the tutorial at My Poppet Makes.

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All That Glitters

Place an arrangement of fall florals into a carved out pumpkin jazzed up with metallic gold paint.

Get the tutorial at Vicky Barone.

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