Decorations are home and yard decor (office, bedroom, etc.) that stand alone. Whether you’re hosting a haunted house or preparing for trick-or-treaters, we want to see you get spectacularly spooky with your décor this year! A fog-breathing werewolf, haunted Lego mansion, or portrait with eyes that follow guests around the room — these ideas just scratch the surface of what’s possible when you enlist the magical combination of your imagination and DIY skills. Creating a fun, immersive atmosphere for youngsters and oldsters alike is the goal. So share your Halloween decorations for a chance to win an Apple iPad Air. All winners will receive a limited edition Instructables Halloween T-shirt!

If you are confused about what qualifies as decor, here is the definition we are using.

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Grand Prize

18 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

Once Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (9)

Nine runner up winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 12, 2013 and Nov 10, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Decor Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.