Daring DIY Halloween Decor

Get ready to host your spookiest Halloween gathering yet! Make an impact on guests with these colorful, bold and bone-chilling table settings and themed decorations from our sister site, HGTV.

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Pumpkin Carving Party

Carving pumpkins is one of the most interactive Halloween activities, so throw your own party filled with delicious treats and whimsical decor. Korinne Seel of Swank Sweets set a playful spider web tablecloth as the backdrop and enhanced it with inexpensive paper Halloween fans. All the edibles are from the local supermarket and customized with party printables by Anders Ruff Custom Designs. Set the pumpkins on cake stands to make them the focal point of the table.

Eerie Elegance

Put a spin on traditional Halloween colors with bright green and lace accents. Attach inexpensive lace to the wall for an over-the-top backdrop, and write Halloween messages on a framed chalkboard. Gwynn Wasson of Gwynn Wasson Designs brings an elegant look to the table by placing cupcakes on black candelabras and adding sparkle with green sequins pumpkins. For an inexpensive, easy party favor idea, fill a bright orange bag with Halloween candy and embellish it with lace, a plastic spider and a sticker.

The Dark Black Raven

For an ominous look, HGTV RMSer michellelouise22 placed a black raven and spray-painted tree branches at the center of her fireplace mantel to represent Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Raven. She made the "nevermore" sign with vinyl letters, and the black candleholders and miniature pumpkins give an extra dark touch.

A Succulent Dinner Party

Host a lush dinner party with a vampire theme. Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie started with a black velvet tablecloth and dressed it up with dark red accents. To resemble blood, Courtney hung cloth napkins from the table and added red drip candles on top of antique black candleholders. Add a mirror to the table to reflect the eerie candles, and stick "Blood Red" labels on the red wine bottles.

Skull Decor

Skulls fill this creepy dining room decorated by HGTV RMSer nyclq, who chose a black-and-white theme. She topped a gauze table runner with a delicate branch centerpiece that holds skull tea lights. The skull theme is carried through to the buffet table, featuring black candelabras and a mummy skeleton. The bright orange window panels are the only pop of color, which adds a dramatic touch to the space.

A Creepy Surprise

A simple touch is all you need to make an ordinary treat stand out. Korinne adorned green popcorn boxes with black ribbon, cupcake toppers and gummy worms for a creepy surprise.

Skeletons on the Table

You don't need gory decorations to spook your guests. HGTV RMSer debbiedoos set a frightening table with a metal skull centerpiece, red skull wine glasses and plastic bones on the place settings. To add more of a scare, she hung yellow CAUTION tape on the windows. This dinner table is sure to lead to a thrilling night.

Ahoy, Halloween!

Decorate in red, black and white for a pirate-themed Halloween party. Courtney spruced up vanilla cupcakes with pirate ship cupcake toppers. Fill an old rum bottle with root beer to act as decor and refreshments for guests, and serve other delicious treats in large treasure chests.

Magic and Whimsy

HGTV RMS user michellelouise22 chose a yesteryear theme for her Halloween decor. She made a kid-friendly centerpiece by placing fake red apples in a black "Poison" pot and painting one apple black to symbolize a poisonous one. The spider wine glass and hard resin book complete the supernatural look.

A Witch Gathering

Create a tall grim centerpiece by filling a three-tier cake stand with various Halloween decor. HGTV RMSer Tamgypsy filled the centerpiece with glittery skulls, bones, spray-painted Christmas ornaments and a silver witch's hat. She placed miniature skulls on the plates and brought crystal elements to the table with candle holders and wine glasses.