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50 DIY’s to Try this October!

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Fall is the perfect month for crafting! With the holidays approaching you can bust out your hot glue gun and craft supplies and make some DIY decor for around the house! If you’re stumped for ideas, check these 50 ideas out!

Materials you need for almost every project in this list:

50 DIY’s to Try this October!

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Yarn pumpkin garland

  • Materials: Orange Yarn (I highly recommend Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in pumpkin color! Red Heart is my #1 Must-have brand!)
  • Green Pipe Cleaners (Dollar store item)
  • Twine (Here’s some for $3!)
  • Scissors

Terracotta Pumpkins

  • Materials: Terracotta pot and lid
  • Acrylic paint in cream, orange and brown
  • Adhesive (The tutorial recommends this)
  • Wooden knobs (Here’s a set of 6 for $8!)
  • Coiled floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Paint brush
  • Sand paper


Wine Cork Pumpkin 

  • 25 recycled wine corks (Don’t drink wine? Here’s a bag of 30 for $8!)
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun (I personally use this one for all my projects!)
  • Craft knife (I’ve been using this one for years!)
  • Green felt
  • Scissors
  • Jute twine

DIY Pumpkin Wine Glasses

  • Materials: Orange acrylic paint
  • Green enamel paint
  • Yellow enamel paint
  • Black enamel paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Wine glasses (Can be picked up at any garage sale, Dollar store or thrift store for super cheap!)
  • About 20″ of rope
  • Candles (Dollar store again)


Wine Glasses

  • Materials: Wine glasses (Dollar Store)
  • Glitter spray paint (I recommend Krylon spray paint)
  •  Felt
  • Craft foam for witch hat, straw hats for scarecrow , Sharpie (black and red), Cheese Cloth or Similar material, Rafia, hot glue gun, and Misc. embellishments
  • Candles (Dollar store)

large group halloween wine glasses

Pumpkin Monogram Wreath

  • Materials: Pumpkin Monogram Kit (This is the link the tutorial website gives you)
  • Various colors of craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Paper plate or paint tray
  • Sand paper
  • Ribbon
  • Craft glue (I always use Tacky Glue)
  • Scissors

Pumpkin Tree Stump 

  • Materials: Wood stump plaque (This one works really nice)
  • Orange Craft Paint
  • White Craft Paint
  • Paint brushes (one larger for orange paint, one smaller for the wording)
  • A 1/2″ Wooden Dowel cut down to 6-8″ long
  • Drill and and 1/2″ drill bit
  • A stick (From your yard is fine)
  • A couple leaves (From your yard again)

Pumpkin Button Art 

Framed Plastic Pumpkin (Link didn’t work, sorry!)

Pumpkin Door Decor

Pumpkin Craft With Mason Jar Lid (Going to the link will take you to another craft, the picture for this craft is at the very bottom!)

Sparkling Gold Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins (Glittery version of the last project!)


Easy Diy Tin Can Pumpkins

Paper Pumpkins

  • Materials: Colored or patterned paper of choice
  • Paper Cutter
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Glue Gun
  • Sticks
  • Twine
  • Scissors

Pumpkin Magnets

  • Materials: Decorative paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Glass rocks
  • Paint brush
  • Sharpie
  • Magnets
  • Wire or pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun

Easy Jack-o-Lantern Magnet tutorial at

Fall Luminary Craft

Fall Leaves Banner

  • Materials: Fall leaves (Dollar store)
  • Twine
  • Book page leaves
  • Antique clothespins (Or any really)

Glittery Fall Leaves Garland

boxwood clippings_diy falling leaves garland

Leaf Bowl DIY Craft

  • Materials: Artificial Autumn Maple Leaves (Any craft store will have these)
  • Plastic Bowl (Dollar store)
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Krylon Triple Thick Glaze
  • Plastic Wrap


Fall Leaf Lanterns 

DIY Terracotta Scarecrow (Link doesn’t work! Sorry!)

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

  • Materials: 12 Popsicle sticks
  • Orange paint
  • Flesh-colored paint
  • Raffia
  • Googly eyes (Craft store)
  • Orange felt
  • Fall flower
  • Black permanent marker
  • Magnets
  • Hot glue gun

Clay Pot Scarecrow

Candy Corn Mason Jars (No link)

Mason Jar Fall Luminary

Candy Corn Button Art

Coffee Filter Candy Corn 

Halloween Skull Wreath

Vase of Skulls

Pumpkin Vase (No link)

Materials: Vase

fall table decor

Skull Candlesticks

Spider Web Door

web door

Yard Ghosts

yard ghosts

DIY Tin Can Ghost Windsock

Ghost Candles (No link)

  • Materials: glass jar candle (8″ from Dollar Tree)
  • Black marker

ghost candles

Concrete Pumpkin Planter

  • Materials: Plastic pumpkin (Dollar store)
  • Stone colored spray paint (This one works nice)

Creepy Crawly Pumpkin 

Upcycled Dollar Tree Shabby Chic Pumpkin

  • Materials: Foam Pumpkin
  • Spray Paint (cream or off white) (This one works well)
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Stick or twig

Creepy Jars (No link)

  • Materials: Glass jars (Dollar store/ thrift shop)
  • Any Halloween decorations you want!

creepy jar

Spooky Halloween Vase (Link didn’t would for me, hopefully it will for you!)


Eyeball Flowers (No link)

Creepy Lamp (No link)

Fabric cloth + plastic spider

Halloween Frames

Toilet Paper Covers (No link)

  • Materials: I believe what they used was just Halloween-themed tissue paper!

Spooky Bush Eyes

DIY Eyeball Lights

Googly Eye Wreath

Floating Witch Hats

witch hat

Halloween Spellbooks

Skeleton Dish DIY

And there you have it, 50 DIY’s to Try this October! There is a lot of good ideas here, So I’m sure you found something you liked! Comment below your favorites! Also, if you decided to try any of these designs for yourself, feel free to tweet them at me (With my brand new twitter account) or send them to me any other way you’d like! All my socials are down below!!

But that’s all I have for you guys today! Have a great rest of your day!

Related reading: 30 Dollar Store Halloween DIYs to Try!

My last post: 20 Halloween Nail Art you NEED to have this Year! Fall Collection- Part 1

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