DIY Halloween Decor

I’m so thrilled to announce that I’ve partnered with Lowe’s and am now an official Lowe’s Creative Ideas “Creator & Influencer”! As part of this blog ambassadorship, I’ll be sharing some cool project ideas and have a few great giveaways for YOU! :)

So, with Halloween right around the corner, we’re kicking things off with two easy and inexpensive DIY Halloween decor ideas (with materials from Lowe’s, of course)! To start off, I checked out the Lowe’s Creative Ideas site to see what fun Halloween ideas were posted there! A few things caught my eye right away! In keeping with the spider theme we sort of have going on, I loved the giant spider web here and the giant light up spider! (And, we ended up buying that giant light up spider on our trip to Lowe’s!)But then, I saw this giant spider web idea (which reminded be of the train tracks from the boys’ birthday party) made with friction/electrical tape! So cool! So, we had to pick up a big package of the tape at Lowe’s. Now, we just need to figure out where to put it for our party this weekend! I was loving all these creative ideas and so we headed off to Lowe’s to pick up some supplies for our own Halloween DIY decor ideas!

DIY Spooky Halloween Tree

Our spooky Halloween tree project was actually inspired by a little weekend yard work. We were cutting down some branches from a tree and they just had that perfect “spooky” look about them–perfect for a Halloween tree. Even Big Brother thought so! It was such an easy project with few supplies!


– 5 gallon bucket

– black trash bag

– various sized branches

– 2-3 cans Rust-Oleum Black Metallic spray paint

– rock, floral foam, or something to weigh down the branches

– spider webbing & plastic spiders (or other Halloween decor of your choice)

– After gathering up your supplies, lay down a tarp or lots of newspaper & spray paint the branches. We had to do this two sessions–front and then back of the branches.

– Place the bucket inside the black trash bag. Fold the top of the trash bag down into the bucket–use a little tape to secure. Also, tape down the corners of the trash bag to the underneath side of the bucket.

– Fill bucket with rock or other materials to hold the branches in place.

– Arrange branches into the bucket.

- Once the branches are arranged how you like, decorate with spider webbing, spiders, or any other Halloween items you’d like!

DIY Spooky Spider Wreath

The spider wreath is even easier and cheaper than the spooky tree! And, it’s a quick project too! You’ll have NO problem getting this done before Halloween!


– 1 6-ft. tube of pipe insulation (less than $1.50 at my Lowe’s!!)

– X-ACTO knife

– duct tape & friction tape

– spider webbing

– plastic spiders

– ribbon


– First up, make your wreath form. You’ll start by cutting the pipe insulation just under the half way point.

– Connect the ends with duct tape. Then, cover the duct tape with friction tape. (Friction tape is similar to electrical tape, but normally used for hockey sticks, baseball bats, etc. and has a slightly sticky feel to it.)

– Wrap the wreath form with spider webbing–making sure to bring some across the open circle. Little pieces of friction tape and/or straight pins, will help hold the webbing in place.
- Once you have the webbing the way you like, cut any remaining webbing off, decorate with spiders, and add a ribbon to the top. Then, you have your own spooky spider wreath!

Fun, huh?!

Now, how would you like to do a little Lowe’s shopping for your own DIY projects?!


Lowe’s is giv­ing one lucky Mom Endeav­ors reader a $50 gift card!!!

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1. Just leave a com­ment telling me what DIY projects you’ve done for Halloween or what DIY projects you’re wanting to do in the next couple of months!

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Give­away will end on Octo­ber 31st, 2011 at 10pm PST. Win­ner with a valid entry will be selected at ran­dom using and be noti­fied via email (win­ner will also be posted on this post). They will have 24 hours to claim their prize.


Dis­clo­sure:  I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network and I received Lowe’s gift cards to complete my projects. As always, all opinions and experiences are my own.


  1. Jl Johnson says:

    My DIY endeavor is to create a pumpkin totem in my yard
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  5. My kids and I will be making the Spooky wreath.

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  7. Lauren Bayles says:

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  9. Love these Sara!! I want to make the wreath!!! Sooooo easy!!!

  10. I’ve been trying to find the time to make a plywood cutout of a witch silhouette for the front yard. Love the spider wreath. May do that too!

  11. Carol Dee says:

    OMG…. I just found your blog !!! I love it. So many great ideas. My boys are 28 and 31 (much too old to enjoy this.) But, I now have two Grandsons, soon to be 1 and 4. We are going to have so much FUN *big grin* Thanks and hugs…

  12. We made some really cute spider webs and a few other goodies sprayed with chalkboard paint from Lowes, of course!

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  15. I like Lowes Creative Ideas on FB, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. how easy is that- black branches- i want to make that and we also need to add a porch on to our backyard
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  18. We made Halloween themed votives, bat garland & spiders.
    One of my next projects is to repaint an old frame for a more updated look.

  19. I would make a spooky Halloween wreath and a spooky tree and hang plastic skulls on it.

  20. I follow you via GFC

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  22. Congratulations on your partnership with Lowes! How fun! LOVE these projects (I’m sure your boys do too!) Can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

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  25. I would like to put up some outdoor lights and make a spooky tree.

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  27. I have made some cute Halloween wreaths!
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  30. I’ve made some mumkins for my front porch and look forward to making homemade Christmas ornaments in a few weeks!

  31. So making the spder wreath. Was wondering what to do with the extra webbing. Always have too much after Halloween. What a great way to use up the leftovers. :0)

  32. Liked you on FB too! :)

  33. Melissa Folse says:

    We decorated out in the yard.I want to make a new scary wreath.

  34. Melissa Folse says:

    I liked you on FB! :)

  35. Melissa Folse says:

    I am a fan of Lowe’s creative ideas and LOVE it!!!

  36. Today I bought a foam pumpkin and poked holes in it to hold suckers for the trick-or-treaters. It’s so cute!

  37. I am a fb fan of lowes creative ideas!

  38. Gizelle Beverland says:

    I love the idea of the spooky tree but I have an idea. leave the branches a natural cover and then when the halloween season is over. you can take the webbing off, spray them with that canned snow and add a white bag to the bucket, and cheap pre made bows or other ornaments for a winder/Christmas look.

  39. heather vazquez says:

    My kids and I love to make our own decorations. We did the spooky tree last year, and can’t wait to make the spooky spider wreath tomorrow. We also made skeletons out of plastic gallon milk jugs.

  40. i made pumpkin windows. Black face with orange tablecloth behind and lights on. From the road, looks like big glowing pumpkins in our windows at night.

  41. Lizette Zamora says:

    Great crafts! I just “LIKE” you on FB. Want to share my idea of making a spider web using the electrical tape. I make a web on the window and add spiders out of black scrapbook paper. The effects it has at night when you have your indoor lights on is great.

  42. I painted mason jars with frosted paint and black paint for the eyes to look like ghosts-on Halloween I will add glow sticks!

  43. Already following you!

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  45. I love Lowes Creative Ideas on Facebook!

  46. Retweeting the message!

  47. I just made a cupcake stand for a football party…. will link it up on your football post soon!! :-)

  48. I follow you on GFC!

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  51. I tweeted the giveaway!! BTW Congrats on the partnership this is awesome!!!

  52. I loved your projects! I really want to do the spider web wreath. It looks really cool. I want to do painted pumpkins and something that looks like candy corn!

  53. I am a new GFC follower Liz

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  56. I don’t have any spooky DIYs for Halloween, but I am looking forward to painting my soon-to-be new home. I’m thinking a painted “wallpaper” for my master bedroom and refinishing my bedroom furniture. :)

  57. I am a Mom Endeavors fan on Facebook. :)

  58. This year most of my DIY projects involved my printer. I made several “potion bottles” and “spell books” to decorate at our costume party.

    Congratulations on being an Ambassador!

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  62. I’d love to try your spooky tree. That’s really cool!

  63. I am doing a major front porch project with pine cones and branches. I love decorating with lights too.

  64. I haven’t done any DIY projects for Halloween but I am determined that the new year will see a freshly painted and newly floored laundry room!

  65. Okay, we are totally doing the tree project! Love that!!! So far, we’ve made some paper bag jack o’ lanterns. We haven’t carved the real ones yet since it’s been warm and we wanted them to last at least until Halloween!

  66. I love the totem idea mentioned earlier! I am going to try a few of these especially the wreath!

  67. I used a ton of Dollar Store decorations to make my own. I got a pumpkin basket there and added pinecones and mini-pumpkins to it to make a centerpiece. We used cut-outs and streamers to hang them on our walls. We hung white trash bags made to look like ghosts in our trees. Fun, fun! Thanks!

  68. Im on Google Friend with you, thanks!

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  70. i made glitter pumpkins!

  71. i like you on FB steph sweeper

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  73. We made spider webs with spiders, and spider hands. I’m going to have to try the wreath -super cute and spooky!

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  78. Oh, and I love the pumpkin totem idea too! That sounds so cool!

  79. Linda Southward says:

    I love the idea of using a stick of pipe tubing!!! In fact I just finished a wreath I made for a friend using it!!! So much better than paying $5 at a craft supply store for a 10″ wreath!!! Plus, who doesn’t love Lowe’s?!? come on now!!!

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  81. Amylynn H says:

    We are starting a DIY project in the laundry room today! This card would be such a help with it. We are taking a wall down and extending the area so that we are not forced to use stackable washer and dryers anymore. We hope to put shelving across the back for storage.
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  85. I am starting to make my
    Christmas cards early this year

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  89. Kathy Moore says:

    Love the wreath. Definitely going to use pipe insulation for a Christmas wreath.

  90. Thank you very much, I am super excited to have won!

  91. My DIY Halloween project is carving pumpkins, LOL!

  92. Great idea, love the spiders wreath, my son will think this is awesome!


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