09/30/2015 01:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Pumpkins, Monsters and More: The Best Halloween DIY

by Victoria Reitano for This Old House's The Snug

In case you hadn't heard, we launched a brand-new DIY community Called The Snug (! At The Snug, we spotlight top-trending DIY ideas, handpicked by the editors of our parent company Time Inc. and DIYers like you!

It's officially October which means Halloween! We're so excited that we've started curated our favorites a little early and wanted to share some of the most requested on The Snug with you!

Mason Jar Pumpkin


If you've ever visited The Snug, you know we're drunk in love with mason jars. They're the most versatile, DIY-able item, ever and we've taken full advantage of them on our Mason Jars Forever Channel. This pumpkin mason jar tutorial has been on our popular page since Labor Day, so we think it's worth checking out for your holiday decor. It can actually last you through thanksgiving if you keep the colors neutral.

Gilt Foam Pumpkins


Use chalkboard paint to create these spook-tacular gilt foam pumpkins, perfect for a tablescape or entry way scene.

Martha's Cookie Cutter Pumpkins


The Queen of DIY, Martha Stewart, has an amazing tutorial for pumpkin carving using the tools you have you on hand. Cookie Cutter pumpkins are super simple and can be used to light the way for trick-or-treaters all month long.

Chicken Wire DIY Ghost


Scare the beep out of your friends with this life-size chicken wire ghost tutorial. You can get the full tutorial VIA This Old House on our site.

Quick, Budget-Friendly Makeup Tutorials For Halloween


You can never plan your costume too early and these low-to-no-cost makeup tutorials may help you get inspired before Halloween.

For more, visit The Snug to see what's trending and stay tuned for more posts to see how you can rock your Halloween!