40 Gothic Halloween DIYs for a Dark Aesthetic

40 Gothic Halloween DIYs for a Dark Aesthetic

Hello and Happy Halloween, DIY-ers!

This year, we’ve compiled a list of Halloween DIYs that a full of spook and low on the cheese! These eerie, gothic Halloween DIY’s are perfect to create a seriously haunting home for your holiday party or stand as proud décor all year long!

These projects range from beginner to advanced skill levels and are perfect for anyone who can appreciate a dark aesthetic! We’re sure that you’ll find something that suits your style, purpose, and skill level on our list of 40 Gothic Halloween DIYs!

Spell Book

Tongue of dog and eye of newt! What would Halloween be without a creepy spell-book?

Found: Just That Perfect Piece

Spectral Mirror

Looking for some haunting artwork to spook up your walls? This spectral mirror DIY is perfect and the ghostly images are included with the instructions!

Found: Country Living

Faux Insect Taxidermy

If the thought of having real bugs on your walls gives you the heebie jeebies, give this faux taxidermy a shot!

Found: The Gathered Home

Mice Infested Pumpkins

Get creative with your pumpkins this year!

Found: Martha Stewart

Neo Noir Heirloom Pumpkin Display

This beautiful and evocative display is sure to impress this Halloween season!

Found: Martha Stewart

DIY Crystal Balls

Gaze beyond the grave with these awesome DIY crystal balls on candle sticks! These would make a great centerpiece or addition to any arrangement.

Found: Flamingo Toes

Murder Wreath 

A meeting of the murder awaits trick-or-treaters this year if you should choose to make this awesome crow wreath!

Found: Celebrate and Decorate

Graveyard Terrarium

If you love plants and Halloween, why not combine the two by making this awesome graveyard terrarium?

Found: PPM Apartments


Adorable and punny steampunk pumpkins will be the talk of the neighborhood!

Found: Huckleberry Life

Skull Bookends

Bring your love of Halloween and books together with this wickedly awesome DIY!

Found: GummerGal

Witches Broom

With or without the sparkle, this witches broom would make a great addition to any porch this Halloween!

Found: HomeTalk


Spider Web Embroidery Hoop

Fast, easy, spooky! This is a great wall decoration that only takes about 15 minutes to make!

Found: My Sister’s Suitcase

Pumpkin Patch Archway 

Get the pumpkin patch up off the ground with this awesome and creative DIY!

Found: Don Morin

Tall Gothic Candelabra

The perfect for any gothic or Halloween décor!

Found: The V Spot Blog

Apothecary Cabinet

Upcycle an old corner cabinet into an apothecary cabinet of curiosities!

Found: The Witch at One and Seventy

Floral Skull Centerpiece

This gorgeous, gothic centerpiece will be the talk of the table!

Found: Honestly Yum

Apothecary Jars

Turn your medicine cabinet into something seriously spooky!

Found: Magia Mia

Faux Taxidermy Crow

Decorate your walls with faux taxidermy! No real birds required!

Found: Sisters Suitcase Blog

Small Caged Skeletons

Something spooky for the mantel!

Elegant Gothic Jars

Beautiful lace on jars makes for an elegant and gothic piece of décor!

Source: Hobby Lobby 

Pumpkin Diorama

Pumpkin Decorating just got a little bit more interesting! Why not try making a full on diorama?!

Found: Make Life Lovely


Super realistic tombstones to decorate your yard!

Found: Stolloween

Curiosity Cloches

Upcycling and curiosities all in one!

Found: Craft Your Happiness

Spiderweb Vase

For the Halloween or spider lover! This DIY Spiderweb vase costs only dollars!

Found: Home Talk

Haunted Dollhouse

Repurpose an old dollhouse into this haunting, Halloween décor!

Found: Jennifer Decorates

Ghost Face Art

Want some seriously spooky new artwork for your house? Check out these amazing frames complete with ghost faces!

Found: Ehow

Hanging Cages 

Problems with the neighbors? Show them you’re not afraid to take prisoners!

Found: The Navage Patch

Bloody Candles

This bloody candle display is impressive and surprisingly simple to make. Give it a shot!

Found: The Navage Patch

Specimen Jars

These spooky specimen jars would look great on any bookshelf!

Found: Dave Lowe Design

Skeleton Entryway Pots

Remove shoes before entering… or else!

Found: The Keeper of the Cheerios

Halloween Window Silhouettes

Spook up your windows with these awesome, printable Halloween silhouettes!

Found: The Graphics Fairy

Witch Lamps/ Swamp Lamps

Creative and adorable witch or swamp lamps will have your home feeling like a magical cottage!

Found: Halloween Forum

Glam Skull Wreath

Perhaps dark and mysterious isn’t your Halloween aesthetic. Give this glamorous skull wreath a try!

From: Curbly

Halloween Coasters

These spooky coasters will make a great addition to your home this Halloween!

Found: Art Club Blog

Easy Made Shackles

Spook up your home with these budget friendly shackles!

Source: Scary on QT Knee

Coffin Shelf

A fun place to store curiosities, crystals, or figurines!

Source: BatBones 

Galaxy Crystal Ball

This is an awesome simple and effective craft that makes an awesome addition for Halloween décor!

Found: Sugar Spice and Glitter 

Haunted Skeleton Mirror

It takes a special home to make room for this super spooky mirror! Could it be yours?

Found: TeeDiddlyDee

Faux Burning Embers

A fantastic addition to any corpse display!

Found: Instructables

Black Crow Halloween Wreath

Set the stage for your home with this beautiful and spooky Crow Wreath!

Found: A Pumpkin and a Princess