7 Spooky-Chic Halloween DIY Projects

DIY branch centerpiece with bat cutouts on a table
credit: Carrie Waller

We wait for that first whisper of cool breeze that creeps at the end of summer; around the time days are still long, the apex of heat and humidity its most unbearable, and right at the moment we've lost hope, sure fall might never come, there it is. Halloween. When candy aisles look desolate and temperatures taper off at a reasonable degree as if by magic: all is right in the world. We are almost there, people! Meanwhile, get spiffy and spooky (respectively), fully ready for the season ahead with one of our Halloween DIYs.

1. Mud Cloth Paint Job

three small pumpkins painted in a black-and-white mud cloth pattern
credit: Maya Marin

2. Spooky-Chic Candelabra

3. No-Carve Pumpkins, Done Three Ways

showing three no-carve pumpkins with various paint effects
credit: Maya Marin

4. Spooky Flower Arrangement

ornate flower arrangement with dark-colored flowers and smoke in background
credit: Whit Hazen

5. Easy, Not Cheesy Halloween Centerpiece

DIY branch centerpiece with bat cutouts on a table
credit: Carrie Waller

6. Scandi-Inspired Pumpkin Planters

7. Halloween Moon-Shaped Ornaments

halloween moon ornament DIY
credit: Hunker

Lauren McQuade

Lauren McQuade

Lauren McQuade is a writer, editor based in Los Angeles.