15 Cheap & Easy Halloween Decor Hacks That Aren't Cheesy

Whether or not you wear a Halloween costume is totally up to you. But stocking up on candy (maybe even boozy candy) and transforming your home with a few super-easy decor ideas on the 31st? Those are requirements in our book.

From candy-corn jars to tiny spider lights, these spooky and adorable accents will have your guests ooh-ing and ahh-ing. Consider them the perfect opportunity to host a get-together with friends and get crafty — or to finally have a reason to buy mini pumpkins. Who knows? You might even keep them up through Thanksgiving! Click through and find out.

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Floral Pumpkin

This is the DIY for the DIY-averse: Skip the mess and grab a pumpkin-decorating kit for a gorgeous gourd.
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Bottle Of Boos

Put those recycled glass bottles to good use by hand-painting them. Then, fill them and give them away as gifts, or leave them empty for a frightening kitchen accent. Tie a black ribbon around the neck, et voilà.
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Creepy Crawlers

Spiders, pumpkins, and tea lights unite with these adorable creepy crawlers. Light up your dinner table and get creative with mini scooped-out pumpkins and black pipe cleaners.
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Constellation Pumpkin

This galaxy-themed pumpkin will have you stargazing. Hollow it out, punch holes with a drill to create the constellations, and connect the dots with a gouge. Then, light it up with bulbs or a battery-powered candle.
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Bloody Candles

For fans of the gory, these cool candles are fabulous. They're fun to make and they look authentic — perfectly macabre.
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Dracula Doll

You can make your own creepy doll using a piece of $2.99 Ikea fabric.
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Ghoulish Goodie Bag

Cut out bats from card stock and stick them on an existing bag of treats.
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Candy-Corn Jars

Who doesn't love a good Mason-jar DIY? This easy project makes the perfect centerpiece or vase to take you from Halloween through Thanksgiving. All you need is paint, ribbon, a Mason jar, and some elbow grease.
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Paper Lanterns

One of the easiest Halloween DIYs, this one's also one of the prettiest.
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ButterBeer Candle

If you're a Harry Potter fan, you can find plenty of online tutorials on how to make your own ButterBeer candle.
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Spooky Mirror

Print out some ghostly images and affix them to this Gothic-looking mirror.
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Watch Your Back Toilet Seat

Just grab some red lipstick to write your creepy message. The only downside of this cute and hilarious party decoration is that it will probably encourage guests to leave the seat up.
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Book Pumpkin

Repurpose old books into pumpkins that'll stick around long after the 31st.
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Jon Snow Cape

Ikea has released official instructions for how to make a Jon Snow cape from an Ikea rug, and it's glorious.
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Boo Banner

Make your own banner with this foolproof craft kit.