How to Make Black-and-White Halloween Decorations

Make Halloween memorable for you and the kids with these spooky, yet chic displays.

©Vicki Lynn Photography

©Vicki Lynn Photography

©Vicki Lynn Photography

©Vicki Lynn Photography

©Vicki Lynn Photography

©Vicki Lynn Photography

©Vicki Lynn Photography

©Vicki Lynn Photography

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Spider Wreath

This fabric wreath is simple to make and can be used for many occasions by changing the embellishments. The mini black-glitter spider clips contrast perfectly with the bright white fabric. With just a few basic materials and tools from the craft store, you can dress up your front door for Halloween. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Head on a Platter

Off with his head! A scary skeleton head looks even creepier when presented on a pedestal cake plate. Just find the most frightening skull you can and put him on display. Screams and squeals are sure to follow.

Hanging Heads

We love using glitter for Halloween projects, especially black glitter. Find papier mache objects, like these skulls, at the craft store, add glitter using a spray adhesive or glue, then hang from your chandelier with ribbon or string. A sure bet for creeping out your dinner guests.

Hand Candy Bowl

Turn an average white bowl into a spooky candy container by attaching a creepy hand to a foam block (to keep it upright) and then fill with Halloween candy. Kids and adults alike will fear placing their hands into this eerie dish. Will getting the candy be worth the scare?

Creepy, Crawly Lamp

The simplest of ideas can often also be the most effective. This pretty ruffled lamp turns scary with a large rubber spider crawling up the shade.

Chair Garland

To create this garland, we used basic white coffee filters. You just need an easy-to-find inexpensive needle, ribbon or twine and a bit of time to create a ruffled chair garland. Another idea is to make it longer and hang from your mantel or banister. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Faux-Feather Garland

A regular green-leaf garland from the craft store turns into a fabulous Halloween decoration when spray-painted black. The featherlike leaves on the garland we used reminds us of black crows, perfect for the Halloween season.

Spooky Banner

I designed this spooky banner to hang on my fireplace mantel. If you like crafting with paper, you will love this project. The banner stores easily for you to bring out each Halloween season.

Chic Mantel

Here's another simple banner to make that can be hung on the mantel, a window or above a doorway. A simple witch silhouette, black framed mirror and white pillar candles wrapped in black lace complete the classy but creepy look. 

Black, White + Red

The addition of red roses and "bloody" candles make this mantel something to be beware of.