Decorations are stand-alone embellishments that are not props or part of a costume. In the Halloween Decor Contest, we’re looking for all decorative Halloween projects, whether they’re spooky, sweet, or somewhere in the middle.

Attention, cost-conscious folks: we have a special judges’ prize for the best low-cost project, so keep that in mind when you start brainstorming for your entry.

Our friends at Ting are supplying the prizes for this contest, and this is one contest you want to win! You could walk away with an Oculus Rift, a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, a Samsung Galaxy S4, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Oh, and of course… all winners will receive the limited edition Halloween Instructables T-shirt!

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Want more Halloween? We’ve got three other contests!
Costumes | Props | Food

The Halloween Decor Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

20 Prizes


One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Low-Cost Project

One Judges' Prize winner for best low cost project will receive:


Three First Prize winners will receive:


Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a limited edition Halloween 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 10, 2015 and Nov 7, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Halloween Decor Contest 2016. 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.