Decorations are home or yard decor that stand alone (i.e., they aren’t part of your costume). How do you create a Halloween mood at your house or office? From cute to scary, we’re looking for all your homemade Halloween decor in the Halloween Decor Contest.

We’re giving away some ghoulishly great prizes from FrightProps, including pneumatic lid opener kits, motors, air horns, controller boards, gift cards, and much more. Plus, all winners will receive the much-coveted, limited edition Halloween Instructables T-shirt.

So what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves (or mummy bandages) and start decorating. Halloween is right around the corner…

Want to clarify what qualifies as decor? We’ve got guidelines!

Want more Halloween? Check out our other contests!
Costumes | Props | Food

The Halloween Decor Contest 2015 is closed.

Grand Prize

29 Prizes

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (10)

Ten Second Place winners will receive:

Runner Up (15)

Fifteen Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a limited edition Instructables t-shirt.
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 11, 2014 and Nov 9, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Decor Contest 2015. 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.