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Create DIY Décor for Your Halloween Party

Although it can be overwhelming to plan your party, clean the house, and make time for DIY décor, our cleaning professionals at Merry Maids® can make the whole process a little easier on you as the host. While we take care of the pre-party cleaning, you can focus on creating some fall décor for your Halloween bash and through the autumn months that follow!

In honor of the season, our experts have also curated a list of “must-have” décor for the fall, including Halloween. Check out our DIY suggestions below to get inspired!

Make Your Own Fall and Halloween Décor: The Essential List

Apple Crafts

A timeless staple of autumn, the apple is a versatile fruit for decorating and designing a fall party. Whether you prefer crafty 3D apples made from paper or decoupage apple bunting, there are a range of cute and easy apple crafts for adults out there that will make your home feel like a cozy haven. There are also plenty of ways to incorporate apples into a fun activity for your kids: Great for decorating the fridge or hanging up on the mantel!

Mini Painted Pumpkins

Ah, the mini pumpkin. Although small in stature, these tiny gourds are one of the easiest ways to decorate a table for fall, all without breaking the bank! Paint them up or keep them bare and beautiful – no matter how you decorate them, picking up a few mini pumpkins is sure to make your party pop.

We especially love these tiny white ghost pumpkins from the Crafted Life because they’re so perfect for Halloween and everything in-between. Plus, who doesn’t love a craft that only takes 10 minutes to make?

Tiny Paper Bats (or Spiders)

Creepy crawlies like bats and spiders make for surprisingly cute and minimalist wall decorations, and all it takes is a little bit of time, energy and some paper. Take inspiration from the goddess of hosting herself, Martha Stewart, by simply cutting out black paper bats along a template and using a bone folder to crease the wings. Then see how great the final result can look in this adorable Halloween movie night post from Sugar & Charm!

Fall Wreaths

No autumn house party would be complete without a gorgeous fall wreath to deck the halls. Even if you already have a fall wreath or two hiding in storage, it’s fun and easy to create your own DIY version, and they usually look much more warm and inviting than their store-bought relatives. For a clean and modern take, try decorating a simple metal hoop with some faux florals and air plants, like this elegant floral option from The Spruce Crafts.

Autumn Garlands

If you’re strapped for time, take some dried autumn leaves and string them together for a festive autumn garland that can brighten any mantel or door frame! For an extra touch of autumn pizzazz, try spraying them down with clear acrylic paint spray and glitter, or using a dark red silk ribbon to string the leaves.

Pumpkin Vase

There’s a reason that pumpkin vases are all over Instagram and Pinterest! This easy DIY craft combines faux pumpkins and dried autumnal flowers to create a long-lasting (and memorable) centerpiece for your tables. Check out this post from A Pumpkin & A Princess to get started.

Carved Pumpkins

While a good old-fashioned Jack-o’-lantern is always a great addition to your porch, why not branch out a little this year? From carved pumpkins filled with ice to a spooky skeleton jail, this post from House Beautiful has 50 different pumpkin carving ideas to boost the haunted atmosphere at your Halloween party.

Relax, the Cleaning Is Covered!

As you get ready for fall parties and all the holidays that follow, you don’t have to stress about the mess around your home. When you rely on the professional cleaning experts at Merry Maids®, we’ll provide a top-tier clean that makes your home feel, smell, and look clean for your guests. We also provide special event and holiday cleaning services to make your life easier before and after a party.

Contact our team today to request a free estimate on cleaning service.