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80 DIY Halloween Ideas

From Sci-Fi Halloween Pumpkins to Spooky Door Wreaths

— October 10, 2012 — Special
These DIY Halloween ideas will add a festive, personal touch to your celebration of all things spooky.

This October 31st, try out some new costumes, food and decor ideas from this compiled list of do-it-yourself ideas. Possibilities range from ghoulish pastries to studded pumpkins and fantastically ornate home adornments. The advantages of going with do-it-yourself items are the added customization that can be tailor-made to make this Halloween 2012 one you, and your guests, will never forget.

Get creative with the vast ideas for tasty hallow’s eve confections that are included in this DIY Halloween ideas list. You will find ghoulish, creepy-crawly and even gruesome edible delights. For an original costume, draw inspiration to make your festively horrifying attire one-of-a-kind. With these DIY Halloween ideas, you are bound to make a monstrous impression this spooky night of terror.
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Undead Sweet Treats
Undead Sweet Treats
Zombie Pops from StarlingSkies are Tastefully Gruesome
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Spooky Upside-Down Desserts
Spooky Upside-Down Desserts
Have Some Family Fun After Dinner Making Ice Cream Witches
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Ghoulishly Cheesy Pizza Pies
Ghoulishly Cheesy Pizza Pies
Turn Your Food into Eerie Decorations with Halloween Themed Snacks
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Refreshment-Holding Gourd
Refreshment-Holding Gourd
The Pumpkin Beverage Tub is Practical Halloween Decor
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Spooky Googly-Eyed Manicures
Spooky Googly-Eyed Manicures
The 'Runway DIY' Halloween Nail Designs are Eerie
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Spooky Sorceress Sweets
Spooky Sorceress Sweets
Try Out a Fun Halloween Treat with the Marshmallow Witch Pops Recipe
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Couture-Inspired Nail Art
Couture-Inspired Nail Art
Fashionistas Will Love the Fashion Magazine 'Marc Jacobs' Manicure
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DIY Shutterbug Disguises
DIY Shutterbug Disguises
The Tyler Card Nikon Camera Costume is a Fully Functioning Getup
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Halloween-Themed Dioramas
Halloween-Themed Dioramas
Christopher Boffoli's Pumpkin Carvers Boasts Hard-Working Little People
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Superhero Nail Decals
Superhero Nail Decals
These Wonder Woman and Batgirl Nail Stickers Will Show Off Your Geeky Side
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Steampunk Plastic Pumpkins
Steampunk Plastic Pumpkins
Yami Guru Creates DIY Trick-Or-Treat Buckets
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Freaky Female Desserts
Freaky Female Desserts
The Women in Horror Cake Pops by Miss Insomnia Tulip are Intricately Creepy
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Fan-Made Comic Costumes
Fan-Made Comic Costumes
The Amazing DIY Iron Man Mark V Briefcase Suit is Brought to Life
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DIY Ghostly Jug Decorations
DIY Ghostly Jug Decorations
The 'Disney Family Fun' Spirit Lanterns are Great for Halloween
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Living Dead Manicures
Living Dead Manicures
This Crafted Zombie Nail Polish Makes Grulish Creatures Cute
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Planetary Candy Pops
Planetary Candy Pops
Vintage Confections Makes Some Edible Solar System Lolipops
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Sweet Staring Suckers
Sweet Staring Suckers
The Eyeball Lollipops are the Perfect Hard Candy for Halloween
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Scarecrows for Cats
Scarecrows for Cats
The 'Black Cat Scat' Shoos Away Kitties With Reflective Eyes
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Sci-Fi Halloween Pumpkins
Sci-Fi Halloween Pumpkins
The Glow-in-the-Dark Death Star Pumpkin is Perfectly Painted
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Halloween Pyro Pumpkins
Halloween Pyro Pumpkins
Flamethrowing Jack-O'-Lantern Lights Up Epically
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Cereal Box Transformers
Cereal Box Transformers
Transform Yourself with the DIY Optimus Prime Costume
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DIY Dino Lighting
DIY Dino Lighting
Think Geek Creates Mega Mesozoic Craft Lamps
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Ferocious Safari-Inspired Outfits
Ferocious Safari-Inspired Outfits
Make a DIY Lion Costume for Your Child This Halloween
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Death-Inspired Baking Pans
Death-Inspired Baking Pans
The Coffin Dessert Pan Will Make Creative Halloween Treats
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Gourd-geously Sweet Treats
Gourd-geously Sweet Treats
Yummy Mummy Whips Up Some Pumpkin French Macaroons
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Spooky Door Wreaths
Spooky Door Wreaths
The Dear Nicole Halloween Wreaths Can Scare Trick-or-Treaters
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Glam Superhero Manicures
Glam Superhero Manicures
These Wonderwoman DIY Nails Are Just in Time For the Fourth Of July
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Gut-Wrenching Manicures
Gut-Wrenching Manicures
These Zombie Nail Designs are Inspired by Resident Evil
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DIY Moss Graffiti
DIY Moss Graffiti
‘Stories From Space' Guides How to Pimp Out Your Greenery
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Mishmash Monster Desserts
Mishmash Monster Desserts
The Frankenstein Cupcakes are the Perfect Halloween Treat
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Undead Origami
Undead Origami
The ThinkGeek Build-a-Zombie Calendar is Spooky Papercraft Perfection
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Festive Fall Shooters
Festive Fall Shooters
Test Out a Tasty Halloween Shot with the Pumpkin Pie Jelly Shot Recipe
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DIY Superhero Jumpers
DIY Superhero Jumpers
The Retro Wonder Woman Sweater Requires Knitting Skills
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Magnificent Monstrous Nails
Magnificent Monstrous Nails
This Mummy Manicure is Spooky and Spectacular
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Jack-O-Lantern Veggie Dishes
Jack-O-Lantern Veggie Dishes
The Pizza Pepper Jack is the Perfect Healthy Halloween Appetizer
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Anarchy-Inspired Apparel
Anarchy-Inspired Apparel
The Black Bloc by False Pays Homage to Classic Rebellion
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Mini Formal Wear Manicures
Mini Formal Wear Manicures
These Tuxedo Nails are Snazzy and Sassy
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Creepy Crawly Confections
Creepy Crawly Confections
These Sparkly Spider Cookie Designs are Perfect for Halloween
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DIY Americana Gear
DIY Americana Gear
This Fashion Drug 'Star Shorts' Tutorial is Patriotic and Ready for Summer
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DIY Studded Pumpkins
DIY Studded Pumpkins
Eddie Borgo Puts Signature Look on Halloween Staple
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DIY Skull Art
DIY Skull Art
iArtistLondon Pre-Packages Iconic Masterpieces For a Small Price
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Festive Broomstick Biscuits
Festive Broomstick Biscuits
The Witches Broom Recipe Makes for the Perfect Halloween Cookies
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Couture Gourd Carvings
Couture Gourd Carvings
Refinery29 Fashion Pumpkins Give Halloween a Much-Needed Makeover
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DIY Sci-Fi Drink Coolers
DIY Sci-Fi Drink Coolers
The R2D2 Beverage Dispenser Quenches Your Star Wars Thirst
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DIY Sci-Fi Paper Art
DIY Sci-Fi Paper Art
Shunichi Makino Designs Eco-Friendly Models and Shares the How-To
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DIY Stamped Cookie Treats
DIY Stamped Cookie Treats
The 'Bakingdom' Halloween Baked Goods are a fun and Delicious Treat
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Creepy Crawly Baked Goods
Creepy Crawly Baked Goods
The Spider Cupcake Decorating Kit Makes the Best Halloween Cupcakes
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Horror-Inspired Desserts
Horror-Inspired Desserts
Gillian Bell's Slice Skin Cake is Totally Gruesome
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Festive Seasonal Manicures
Festive Seasonal Manicures
CutePolish's Holiday Lights Nail Art is Fun and Easy
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Creepy Halloween Manicures
Creepy Halloween Manicures
This Spiderweb Nail Tutorial is Frighteningly Fun
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Bewitching DIY Costumes
Bewitching DIY Costumes
The Spookbook Halloween Contest is Looking for the Most Creative Ensembles
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Deadly Gruesome Manicures
Deadly Gruesome Manicures
The DIY Blood Splatter Nails are a Halloween Gore Fest
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Edible Human Limbs
Edible Human Limbs
These Eerie Severed Finger Cookies Will Scare One’s Guests
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DIY Wine Bottle Pumpkins
DIY Wine Bottle Pumpkins
Recycle Your Alcoholic Beverages to Make Ghostly Halloween Decorations
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Spellbinding Halloween Manicures
Spellbinding Halloween Manicures
The Witch Nails Tutorial is Enchantingly Edgy
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Spooky Holiday Door Decorations
Spooky Holiday Door Decorations
The Red Robyn Lane Halloween Wreath Collection is Festive
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DIY Spooky Musical Garments
DIY Spooky Musical Garments
Impress People with This Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costume
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Festive Striped Sweets
Festive Striped Sweets
These Candy Corn Cupcakes are Perfect for Halloween
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Sci-Fi Knitting
Sci-Fi Knitting
Star Wars Crafts Take DIY Art To A Gallery Far, Far Away
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Cerebral Cupcakes
Cerebral Cupcakes
The Bloody Zombie Brains Cupcakes are Spooky
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Adorably Spooky Cheesy Pies
Adorably Spooky Cheesy Pies
The Ghost Pizza is a Great Alternative Halloween Food Idea for Parties
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Living Dead Ice Cubes
Living Dead Ice Cubes
The Vampire Fang Ice Tray will Add Some Spookiness to a Halloween Party
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Pocket Monster Pumpkin Carvings
Pocket Monster Pumpkin Carvings
Nerdy Neighborhoods Will Love Pokemon Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns
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Ghoulishly Festive Cookies
Ghoulishly Festive Cookies
The Halloween Oreo Pops Make the Perfect Halloween Chocolate Treat
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Morbid Movie Monster Manicures
Morbid Movie Monster Manicures
The Frankenstein's Monster Nails Tutorial is Cute and Quirky
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Gruesome Anatomy Desserts
Gruesome Anatomy Desserts
The Fungus Toe Nail Cookies & Bloodied Ear Cookie Pops are Horrifying
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DIY Americana Sweaters
DIY Americana Sweaters
The 'Star Spangled Hoodie' Will Amp up Your Independence Day Celebrations
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Brutally Bloody Nail Art
Brutally Bloody Nail Art
The iPolished Blood Splatter Expert Manicure Takes a Violent Approach
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DIY Paper Jack-O'-Lanterns
DIY Paper Jack-O'-Lanterns
Recycled Book Pumpkin Decorations are Halloween Decor without the Mess
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Knitted Wigs
Knitted Wigs
Meg Reardon's DIY Style Statement Signals the End of Bad Hair Days
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DIY Halloween Specimen Jars
DIY Halloween Specimen Jars
Evil Mad Scientist Labs Creates Gnarly Snacks for the Spooky Season
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Spooky Interior Design
Spooky Interior Design
Style at Home Shows Off Some Scary Halloween Decor Tricks
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Deliciously Gruesome Treats
Deliciously Gruesome Treats
The Zombie Head Cheese by Not Martha is Halloween Appropriate
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Confined Cranium Cakes
Confined Cranium Cakes
These Brains in a Jar Cupcakes are Terrifyingly Delicious
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DIY Star Wars Masks
DIY Star Wars Masks
Make a Stormtrooper Helmet Out of Two Milk Jugs
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Spooky Skeleton Manicures
Spooky Skeleton Manicures
This Skull Nail Art Tutorial is Scarily Quick and Easy
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Hippie-Inspired Jean Tutorials
Hippie-Inspired Jean Tutorials
'DIY Tie Dye Denim' by Honestly WTF is Impactful
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Spooky DIY Halloween Decor
Spooky DIY Halloween Decor
Haunted House Silhouettes Will Terrify Trick-or-Treaters
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DIY Glowing Containers
DIY Glowing Containers
The 'From Panka with Love' Blog Shows How to Make Glow-in-the-Dark Jars
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