Spooky Decor DIYs + Costume Ideas

Spooky season is upon us! There’s SO much Halloween content out there (hello, Pinterest), so if you’re feeling overwhelmed about decorating and figuring out a costume this year, all you have to do is get cozy, (maybe sip on something warm and pumpkin-y), and keep reading for our top picks this year.


This skull string art DIY is one of our favorite Halloween projects ever. We love how this can be used year after year (just be careful when you store it). And, here’s a skull pillow that can be made from an old sweater—you know, that one you’ve been meaning to donate. 😉Even though the title of this post has the word “spooky” in it, there’s still going to be some cute decor projects on our list, OK? These playhouse pumpkins are as cute as can be.

Throwing a kid-friendly Halloween party? Make a set of ghost piñatas and fill them allll the candy (so they have to work for it, haha).

Mix alcohol inks together to make colorful, marbled pumpkins.

Make a Halloween village out of wooden birdhouses. Elsie made these with her daughter Nova— so cute.

A super easy spider garland DIY. Hello, googly eyes!

Not into carving? Use straight pins to push fake flowers into a pumpkin. You can also drill holes and add glass beads to your pumpkins to create a pretty glow at night.

It really can’t get any easier than this. Use faux succulents and a plaster skull to make a centerpiece for a dining or coffee table.

Looking for more decor ideas? Elsie’s Halloween home tour is filled with them. ????


We’re going to share a mixture of DIY and pre-made costumes (like this adorable Toy Story one) because sometimes there isn’t enough time to make something. We’ve got you.Express your love for essential oils with this DIY costume. How much fun is this?!

Katie’s Bjork swan costume is the perfect throwback. She rocked it, and so can you!This Wayne’s World costume is perfect for a family (or you can pick a character to be). Lola as Garth is too much to handle! Here’s another option Laura put together last year. Once again, Lola stole the show …

That time Mandi made the ultimate plant lady costume. And, remember when she was a flapper girl?

“Thank you for being a friend.” There’s no sewing and minimal planning needed for a Golden Girls costume. Just head to your local thrift store!

Here’s a really cute (and easy) option that you can wear to work or to a party if you don’t want to dress up. Be sure to check out our clean beauty Halloween makeup tutorials to add a little something extra to your look.

The most epic Goldilocks and The Three Bears costume.

Transform into the prettiest pink-haired mermaid using Laura’s mother + daughter costume tutorial.

Here’s one more mother + daughter idea if you don’t have time to make something. Nova’s hair! ????

And a Few Treats, Just Because!

We had to include a few treats to try, like our all-time favorite—candy corn jello shots. And here’s a spookier version.

Spider web chocolate bars taste better than you think …

These filled crackers are the perfect mix of sweet and salty and great for a party. And, don’t forget to save your pumpkins “guts” to make roasted pumpkin seeds.

XO and happy Halloween season! -The ABM Team.

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