5 Farmhouse Halloween Decorating DIYs

Turn your tired Halloween decor into the farmhouse display of your dreams. We transformed dollar store decor into chic but spooky accessories with a few creative coats of paint.

5 Farmhouse Halloween Decor DIYs 09:06

Karen transforms old Halloween decorations into trendy farmhouse pieces.

PUMPKIN PLANTER

White Farmhouse Pumpkin Vase Filled With Silk Fall Flowers

White Farmhouse Pumpkin Vase Filled With Silk Fall Flowers

A coat of spray paint and rustic accents transform a dollar store trick-or-treat bucket into a farmhouse chic pumpkin you can keep on display all autumn.

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Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • jack-o'-lantern trick-or-treat bucket
  • off-white spray paint
  • rope
  • hot glue gun
  • jar fillers
  • silk flowers

Paint the Trick-or-Treat Bucket

Remove the handle from a jack-o'-lantern trick-or-treat bucket, then spray paint it white. We used an off-white shade.

Attach Rope

Use hot glue to attach rope around the top and bottom edges.

Fill and Arrange

Fill with jar fillers like marbles or beads. Arrange faux flowers in autumnal colors.

RUSTIC BAT DECOR

Weathered White Branch With Paper Bats

Weathered White Branch With Paper Bats

We spray painted a branch from the yard and sanded it to give it a weather look before attaching paper bats for a simple, chic Halloween decoration.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • small branches or sticks
  • white acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • black paper or cardstock
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun

Paint the Branches

Paint sticks with white paint, letting some of the bark show through. You can also lightly sand the branches after they dry to enhance the rustic, weathered look.

Cut Out Bat Shapes

Find bat shapes online, then print and cut them out. Trace them onto black paper and cut out as many as you like.

Attach Paper Bats to Branches

Gently fold the bat shapes in half and hot glue them onto the branches.

"TRICK-OR-TREAT YO SELF" SIGN

Trick-or-Treat Yo Self Sign

Trick-or-Treat Yo Self Sign

We refreshed an old Halloween sign, giving it a weathered look with smart application of black and gray paint. We printed the sign's message on copy paper, then shaded the back side with a pencil before carefully tracing over the outline of the text to transfer the design.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • pencil
  • twine
  • hair straightener
  • hot glue gun

Paint the Sign

Remove all embellishments from the original Halloween sign and paint it black. Let dry completely.

Create Texture

Mix white and black paint to create a light gray hue. Use a dry brush to subtly add a wood grain texture.

Choose and Transfer Design

Freehand your design directly onto the sign or print out the pattern. To transfer a pattern, color the back of the printout with a pencil, then tape into place and trace the outlines with your pencil.

Paint the Design

Fill in the design with white paint.

Add Embellishments

Optionally, run the original bow through a hair straightener to smooth out the ribbon. Reshape and glue it back together, then glue it back onto the sign. Tie on a length of twine to hang it up.

PAINTED CANDELABRA

White Weathered Halloween Candelabra

White Weathered Halloween Candelabra

Once your standard spooky candelabra, we gave it a farmhouse makeover with a coat of white paint and a little sanding for a weathered look.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • Halloween candelabra
  • black acrylic paint
  • white acrylic paint
  • off-white acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • sandpaper

Paint

Paint a Halloween candelabra black. Once it's dry, paint two coats of white paint over the black paint, allowing it to dry between coats.

Sand

Use sandpaper to remove some of the white paint, giving the candelabra a rustic, vintage look.

Paint the Candles

To finish, paint the candles in an off-white shade and let dry.

WOOD ROUND PUMPKINS

Jack-o'-Lantern Wood Round Surrounded by Fall Accents

Jack-o'-Lantern Wood Round Surrounded by Fall Accents

We made this adorable farmhouse pumpkin by painting a wood round and creating a stem from rope.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Karen Kavett

Karen Kavett

Materials + Tools

  • wood rounds
  • black and white paint
  • paintbrush
  • pencil
  • rope
  • string or baker's twine
  • hot glue gun

Paint

Paint the center of a wood round white, keeping the edges loose and organic.

Choose and Transfer Design

Freehand your design onto the wood round or find a pattern online and print it out. To transfer it, color the back of the printout with a pencil, tape it into place and trace the outlines.

Paint the Design

Fill in the design with black paint.

Create a Stem

If you’re making a pumpkin, cut two small pieces of rope and glue them together. Glue them to the top of the wood round to make a stem, and cover the seam with a piece of string or baker's twine.

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