How to Make Glam Halloween Decor from Regular Household Items

Instead of buying a whole host of Halloween tchotchkes and decor, take a look around the house first to see if there is anything you can spook up with some simple craft supplies.

After a few minutes of digging around my house, I found an old picture frame, a black charger, and a glass candle vase. I thought it would be fun to add sparkle to these everyday items and glamorize Halloween this year. Using anything spooky and glittery—from sparkly spiders, monochromatic glitter, and rhinestones (plus, a plain skull I found on sale!), I was able to whip up some glam Halloween decor this year without adding a slew of new items to put into storage after the season is over.

Here’s how:

Photo Frame


  • Old picture frame
  • Sparkly spiders
  • Glue dots
  • Black card stock
  • Scissors
  • School glue
  • White glitter

Frame Supplies glitter spiders, glue, glitter, glue dots


Frame Step 1 spider web drawn on black piece of paper with glue

Step 1: Cut a piece of black card stock so it fits your photo frame, and then draw a spider web on it with glue.

Frame Step 2 glitter sprinkled on glue drawn spiderweb

Step 2: Sprinkle white glitter on the glue. Shake the glitter off and let dry.

Frame Step 3 glitter spiders on black photo frame

Step 3: Use glue dots to attach the spiders to the photo frame.

Frame final spider web photo frame with glitter spiders on it

Step 4: Place your spider-web art into the frame.


Charger diy Supplies, black charger, glue and glitter


  • Black glitter
  • Black charger
  • Tacky glue


Charger STep 1 glue around the rim of a black charger

Step 1: Squeeze glue out so it circles the rim of your charger.

Charger Step 2 glitter on a black charger

Step 2: Sprinkle black glitter onto the glue. Shake it off and let dry.

Candle Vase


  • Glass candle vase
  • Black glitter
  • Tacky glue

Candle Supplies glass candle vase, black glitter and glue


Candle Step 1 glass candle vase with glue dripping down it

Step 1: Squeeze the glue around the rim of the glass a few times. Let gravity pull the glue down so it drips.

Candle Step 2

Step 2: Sprinkle glitter on the glue.

Step 3: Watch it as it dries—the glue might drip down even more. If so, sprinkle more glitter on it.

Step 4: Wipe the excess glitter off with a wet paper towel.


Skull Supplies with rhinestones, glue and sparkles


  • Ceramic skull
  • Rhinestone stickers
  • Tacky glue
  • Sequins


 skull with rhinestones and sequins on it

Step 1: Carefully peel off the rhinestones from the plastic backing and stick them onto the skull.

Step 2: Add a dot of glue to sequins and stick onto the skull.

I chose to only do a portion of the skull. You can do the whole thing if you want.

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