We've Got the Top Halloween Decor, Food + Costume Trends From Pinterest
Dive into the hottest Pinterest searches and saves based on this year's most popular Halloween ideas.
DECOR TOP 3
Whether you're in need of some decor for your Halloween bash or just want to get in the spirit with some frightening frills, look no further.
Halloween Fairy Gardens
DIY Monster Legs
FOOD TOP 3
With more than 20 million Halloween food ideas saved each year on Pinterest, you're guaranteed to find something that's perfect for every palate.
Mini Caramel Apples
Rice Krispy Pumpkins
FAMILY COSTUMES TOP 3
Take a peek at some top saved costumes that are fitting for the whole fam.
Beauty and the Beast Characters
KID COSTUMES TOP 3
Find the perfect costume for your adorable little gremlin.
Yoda (Star Wars)
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
SOLO COSTUMES TOP 3
Check out these top solo costume ideas that will prove it was worth going stag this Halloween.
Groot (Guardian of the Galaxy)
Spook Up the Front Porch
Even if Halloween guests never enter your home — aka trick-or-treaters — they'll definitely see the front porch so give it a festive feel with a colorful rug, lanterns, mums and piles of pumpkins. For a spooktastic finishing touch, we added a pair of Grandin Road Pre-Lit Spooky Trees that come pre-wrapped in mini orange lights that'll cast a spell long after the witching hour.
DIY Some Spooky Spiders
Easily craft these larger-than-life spiders with the kiddos for a fun Halloween craft that'll spook up your home -- either indoors or out. Inexpensive craft store materials and a little imagination are all you need. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Pick a Palette
Limiting your decor's color palette to just a few shades creates a look that's perfectly pulled together. For our Halloween mantel, we chose black-and-white and shades of orange. Metallics are a must for any well-style vignette so mix in copper, gold or silver for an added touch of glam.
Craft Some Spellbooks
Make brand new books look like old leather-bound tomes by covering them in a removable leather jacket that you've distressed and antiqued. Stack them as part of a vignette beside wine (aka potion bottles) for a touch of spooky sophistication. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Mummify Your Front Door
Trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests are headed your way; trick out the front door with this frightful facelift that's a snap to craft. Learn how with our step-by-step instructions.
Or, Mummify a Beverage Tub
Need a quick and easy decorating idea for your monster mash? Turn a galvanized tub into a friendly mummy, ready to keep ice and cold drinks at the ready. Just a few craft materials and our step-by-step instructions are all you need.
Turn Pumpkins Into Black Cats
Black Cat Candy Hanger
Delight trick-or-treaters by turning a faux pumpkin and old frame into a playful black cat-themed candy holder. Hang or lean it against an interior or exterior wall to create an interactive candy bowl the kiddos will love. Our tips will help you craft your own.
Create a Shadowy Scene
Adhesive black vinyl sheets and a bit of creativity turned this ordinary garage door into a shadowy Halloween scene. Best of all: It's easily removable when the season has passed. Get more tips for recreating this look.
Headless Horseman Door Greeter
Give trick-or-treaters and Halloween party guests a (slight!) scare with this smaller-than-life-size headless horseman figure. Add his jack-o'-lantern head to one hand and a sign leading the way to the festivities in the other. Add a little character to your front porch with our free template and step-by-step instructions.
Candy Corn Piñata
What's Halloween without the candy, right? Construct this colorful piñata to serve as both a party decoration and crowd-pleasing game for your Halloween get-together. Get started with our free templates and step-by-step instructions.
Craft a Few Ghostly Visitors
Create these fun, floating ghostly shapes with a little formed chicken wire, gauzy cheese cloth and liquid fabric starch. A battery-operated florescent light give the apparitions a spooky glow. Get more tips for throwing an elegant Halloween fete.
Magic up this not-too-scary witch for your front porch or entryway using a faux pumpkin and basic supplies from the craft store. Create a friendly witch to welcome Halloween guests or a scowling witch to keep mischief-makers at bay. Our step-by-step instructions make it easy to craft your own.
Mini "Pumpkin" Wreath
Although the tiny orange shapes covering this wreath look like diminutive pumpkins, they're actually putka pods. A great stand-in for mini pumpkins, the dried organic seed pods don't deteriorate, so your wreath can be displayed year after year. Get crafting to make your own.
Glam Glittered Pumpkins
School glue and black glitter are all you need to give natural or faux pumpkins a chic makeover. Choose an easy pattern for crafting with kids or go with a timeless design, like a monogram or graphic pattern, for a sophisticated look. Get step-by-step instructions.
Craft a Cheery Orange Wreath
Bright orange tow rope makes it a snap to craft a cheery orange wreath you can display from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Just swap out the saying on the mini pumpkins for an easy holiday update. Learn how to make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Craft a Litter of Black Cats
Turn a sheet of plywood into these simple cat silhouettes that keep a baleful eye on Halloween visitors with glowing eyes created by backing moon-shaped cut-outs with small, battery powered lights. Get more tips for decking out your home with silhouettes.
Haunted Terrarium or Cookie Jar
Add a little Halloween "spirit" to your kitchen counter. All you need is a large glass jar, basic craft supplies and a little imagination. This easy project is perfect to do with kids, they'll love coming up with ideas for spooky details. Get crafting with our step-by-step instructions.
Spook up your front porch, walkway, foyer or any dark corner with this rustic recycling project that uses a (free!) wood pallet to craft a Halloween pumpkin you can display year after year. Learn how to make your own with our step-by-step instructions.
Upcycled Poison Bottles
Don't toss that old bottle. Instead turn it into sleek Halloween decor. To get the look: Thoroughly clean the glass; once dry, coat each bottle with one coat of spray primer and 2-3 coats of matte black spray paint. Add a handwritten label and display your potent potables as a group. Check out 20+ hip Halloween decorating ideas for more inspiration.
Light Up Your Front Porch
Prep your front porch or entryway for the arrival of trick-or-treaters or Halloween guests with the sweet aroma of candy-corn-filled hurricanes. To create them, place pillar candles inside clear glass hurricanes of different sizes then fill each hurricane, roughly halfway, with candy corn. For safety, be sure to blow out the candle before it burns below the candy. Get more Halloween front porch decorating ideas.
These denizens of the dark are a just-spooky-enough way to decorate your front porch without making it too scary for the littlest trick-or-treaters. Learn how to attach them to the banister.
This quick-and-easy craft is a great Halloween project to make with the kids. Best of all, the inexpensive materials ensure you can whip up a whole gaggle of ghosts for your front yard.
Wrap chevron fabric around a foam wreath form to craft this trendy wreath that will add a big graphic punch to your front door, living room, kitchen or anywhere. Learn how to make the bat garland.
Witch's Broomstick Place Cards
Turn Mini Pumpkins Into Cute Bats
Mix a little mischief into your Halloween decorations with these mini bat pumpkins. These not-too-scary creatures are fun to create and will look great grouped together on your mantel, entry table or as a centerpiece.
Turn Scrapbook Paper Into "Specimens"
Another great craft to do with kids, this project couldn't be simpler. Just stamp creepy animal shapes — like vampire bats, snakes or spiders — out of colorful card stock to create a collection of "specimens" to fill a shadowbox-style frame.
Whip Up a Spider Web Pillow
Fuzzy yarn on gray wool fabric is used to make this arachnophobic (but cute!) Halloween pillow. This project involves basic machine- and hand-sewing, so it's a snap to make, even for crafters new to sewing.
Playful Hanging Bats
Black craft foam, googly eyes and fishing line are all you need to create a colony of swooping, weatherproof bats. Kids big and small will love this quick and easy Halloween craft, perfect for adding a spooky touch to your front yard. Get step-by-step instructions.
Upcycle a metal lamp frame and chicken wire into a rustic cloche you can use year-round. Add pumpkins, plastic spiders and webbing to create a Halloween vignette. Learn how to make your own.
Edible Candy Topiaries
Cover inexpensive foam topiary forms with fondant and candy to create a sweet Halloween decoration or centerpiece that kids will love helping to craft. After the festivities are over, they'll have just as much fun pulling the candy off and devouring it.
Set Up an Outdoor Trick-or-Treat Station
Weather permitting, bring a lightweight table or shelf outside then fill it with an assortment of kids' favorite treats packaged using one of our free printable templates. Have adults on hand to make sure everyone gets their fair share and with cameras at the ready to snap photos of the neighborhood kids enjoying the spread. Get more tips for setting up a candy station.
Phantom Chair Slipcover
Use gauzy fabric and cheesecloth to give a traditional dining chair a tattered, ghostly silhouette for Halloween. With raw edges and a simple shape, this slipcover is a snap to make using basic sewing skills.
Creepy-Crawly Napkin Rings
Craft a Graveyard for Your Front Yard
Make a Haunted Mirror
Transform a modern mirror into a spooky, antiqued looking glass with this simple technique. In a gothic black frame, it's perfect for Halloween, but this mercury-glass look can work year-round if you use a warm wood, silver-leaf or gilt frame.
Turn a Pumpkin Into a Candy Dish
Cut a faux pumpkin in half to create a cute lidded container for serving Halloween candy. The waterproof foam interior also makes these a great cooler when filled with ice and beverages. Get step-by-step instructions.
Felt Bat Pillow
This oh-so-cute felt pillow requires basic sewing skills and will bring a handmade touch to your Halloween decor. Download bat templates and get step-by-step instructions.
Turn Your Family Into Pumpkins
OK, not really, but you can add signature characteristics to pumpkins and gourds that resemble your nearest and dearest. Fresh produce, felt, a permanent marker and a few bits of clothing are all you need. Get step-by-step instructions.
Fill clear buckets or cylindrical glass vases with battery-operated tea lights to easily craft kid-safe, fireproof luminaries to light up your Halloween celebrations. Get step-by-step instructions.
Make a Pretty Fretwork Pumpkin
Looking for a new pumpkin-carving technique? Requiring just two different-sized drill bits, this sculptural and intricate design is easier to create than you may think. Learn how to make your own.