1. Cork Spiders and Window Frame Spider Webs
We made these spiders from wine corks. The spider webs are made from retired loofah mesh stapled into old window frames.
The awesome spider web wreath is made from branches and t-shirt yarn! It’s actually the perfect, upcycled Halloween wreath.
3. Barbie Zombies
These Barbie zombies are hilarious! This is a great project for all those lonely Barbies we see bagged up at thrift stores. This Halloween decor is also a fun project for little upcyclers. Get your kids involved in backcombing Barbie’s hair! Then coat the dolls in white paint and allow to dry. Use permanent markers to ‘zombify’ your Barbies. If you want to take it next level you can make a Siamese twin zombie!
4. Crystal Ball Candlesticks
These crystal ball candle sticks are perfect for getting that spooky Victorian look! A variety of candle sticks look great sprayed black and grouped together. Look out for these at your local thrift shop.
5. Crayon Pumpkin
This crayon pumpkin is so creative! It’s a great way to use up the little bits of crayons that get broken. Put these pieces on the top of the pumpkin and use a blow dryer to melt and artistically drip the wax.
6. Bat Treat Boxes
Bat treat boxes double as sweet Halloween decor! Save your toilet paper rolls and suspend these cute bats in your home.
7. Halloween Luminaries
Do you save all your glass jars? If so great, take a few of them and decoupage some tissue paper to make these lovely Halloween luminaries. It’s the perfect Halloween decor to light up your front porch!
8. Freaky Head Planter
This planter made from a doll’s head is freaky! We love it. Go Frankenstein on an old doll to recreate the look.
9. Tombstone Mirror
This tombstone is incredible. It was made from a tacky, plastic thrift store mirror from the 70’s or 80’s. This upcycle proves that there really is a reuse for everything!
10. Halloween Book Page Decor
Old, yellowing book pages get a new life as Halloween decor. Make a Trick of Treat bunting banner or use clip art to make some awesome seasonal art.
11. Black Poison Bottles
These black poison bottles will take your Halloween decor to the next level! Gather some glass bottles, especially ones with interesting shapes. Wine, olive oil and liquor bottles make for perfect spooky potion bottles. Remove the previous labels from the bottles you are using. Then coat your used bottles with two to three coats of black paint. We love the look of matte black paint. Once dry, cut and add some paper labels. Be sure to mark your bottles with creepy ingredients like eye of newt!
12. Milk Jug Ghosts
Milk jug ghosts are a classic upcycle for Halloween decor. They are so easy to make! Just color in the faces and cut a whole in the back. Use Christmas lights and line them up on your front porch.
13. Bat Branches
These bat branches are perfect for Halloween decor! To make your own bat branches all you need is branches, black ribbon and white puff paint. Gather your branches and pop them into a vase. Tie cut pieces of black ribbon to the branches for bats. We like to save our used gift wrap ribbons for upcycles just like this. Finally add some eyes with white puff paint. Easy-peasy. This is another great Halloween decor project to get the kids involved with.
14. Tin Can Luminaries
This is a simple upcycle for adding some more festive light to your front yard. A great way to reuse tin cans. The best part is you can reuse this Halloween decor every year!
15. Haunted Figurines
These haunted figurines are awesome! Pick up some porcelain figurines at your local thrift shop and spray paint them black. Dot the eyes with red paint and allow to dry.