10 (Magical!) Natural or Handmade Halloween Decor Ideas
Natural or handmade Halloween decor can bring an indefinable charm to the holiday. Whether your preference is eerie or playful, you’ll find a Halloween decor idea here you’ll love. Ghosts and pumpkins and witches, oh my!
1. Carnivirous Cobra Lilies
First up we have an entry in the natural category: florals! What could be more unconventionally sinister than carnivorous cobra lilies? Similar to the more well-known Venus flytrap, these bright green, snake-like flowers feast on live insects. Read more about styling cobra lilies for Halloween…
2. Felt Witches
Although they’re definitely more cute than spooky, these colorful, hand-crafted, needle-felted witches (complete with a broomstick and tiny pumpkin!) would bring a charming touch of Halloween to any home.
3. Felt Pumpkin Garland
Speaking of felt, this soft, cozy, handmade felt pumpkin garland comes in two colors: classic orange or muted cream.
4. Wooden Bat or Pumpkin
These hand-carved wooden Halloween toys can effortlessly double as cheerful Halloween decorations. Perhaps the smiling jack-o’-lantern is your favorite, or the bat, or the entire wooden Haloween toy set, complete with all of the icons of Halloween: pumpkin, bat, cauldron, cat, and ghostie!
5. Crochet Pumpkins
Lean into the Hygge factor with crochet pumpkins. You can make these yourself (here’s a crochet pumpkin pattern complete with leaves and curly stems) or simply buy multicolored crochet pumpkins for a quick infusion of Halloween fun into your decor.
6. Paper Skeletons
Visitors to your home will do a disbelieving double-take when they see these ultra-realistic, eerie paper skeletons.
7. Paper Moths
Skeletons aren’t the only ultra-realistic (and ultra-creepy) type of paper Halloween decor available. The uncanny, beautiful paper moths—handpainted to look like “Memento Mori” Death’s-Head Hawkmoths—would look delightfully unnerving perched on top of a Halloween centerpiece.
8. Stained-Glass Spider
Send shivers down spines with a beautiful (but deadly-looking) handmade stained-glass spider!
9. Yarn Ghost Garland
If you prefer your Halloween sweet rather than scary, opt for this ghoulishly beguiling yarn ghost garland. The yarn ghosts are available in 20 different colors, for a fully customizable, mix-and-match look.
10. Carved or Decorated Pumpkins
Pumpkins are the original and arguably most iconic natural Halloween decoration. You can go the conventional jack-o’-lantern route or try one of these incredible, unconventional pumpkin carving and decorating ideas this year.
P.S. If you loved these natural and handmade Halloween decor ideas, read my recent blog post featuring understated unconventional fall decor ideas.