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October is the month of falling leaves, crisp air, and of course, the eerie charm of Halloween. And as the chill in the air brings the spooky vibes of the season, it’s time to transform our spaces to echo the enchanting vibe of Halloween! Elevate your spooky decor game this year by creating hauntingly stylish and original pieces using industrial steel pipes. Here are five DIY Halloween decorations you can build with pipes for Halloween.
Let’s start things off with something simple. Creating a simple pipe candle holder not only adds a unique touch to your Halloween decor but also acts as a conversation starter. Pipes offer a raw, industrial aesthetic, adding a hint of aged sophistication. It’s an easy build that anyone can build and the design can be as simple or as complex as you want. PIPE DECOR® pipes and fittings are threaded so it’s easy to connect them to form the structure of your candle holder.
Be it a single candle holder or a more intricate design that can hold more candles, building it with pipe adds a personal, artistic touch to your space. Add artificial cobwebs with small spiders dangling about, or even a skull decor beside it to give it a more spooky look.
Having a dedicated stand to display your pumpkins elevates your decor to a new level. With a few pipes, fittings, and some wood (using live edge or reclaimed wood adds a grittier effect), you can easily make a display stand for your Halloween pumpkins whether they are carved, painted, or left naturally.
You can also build this as a multi-tier display stand to add more dimension. However you choose to design it, don’t forget to add spooky embellishments to enhance its look for Halloween.
A customizable arch built from pipes to showcase not just Halloween but other holidays is a great way to decorate for every season. Think of it not just as a display piece but as a seasonal storytelling device you can use for the whole year with just a few tweaks on accessories.
We’ve covered this DIY build in our previous blog “Frightful Flexibility - Crafting a Versatile Halloween Mini-Display Arch with Pipes”. This post is a detailed guide on how to build it as well as some helpful tips on how to easily transition the piece for every season. Check it out if you’re interested in building one.
Another easy DIY build is a pipe wind chime. Using pipes of various sizes, you can construct wind chimes that create haunting melodies, adding an auditory element to your spooky setting. Accessorize the wind chime sail with a bat, ghost, or skull and you’ve got yourself a spooky decor for your front porch.
Craft a large, imposing outdoor pumpkin spider with pipes as legs, making your front yard the focal point of spooky outdoor decorations. This eight-legged horror isn’t just your typical Halloween yard decor; it's a neighborhood landmark, drawing eyes and igniting curiosity, turning your yard into a haunted Halloween haven.
Want to add more to your Halloween yard decor? Try building a DIY skeleton statue with pipes. It doesn’t even have to be a skeleton, you can use the pipes as your base structure and add in fabric and a scary mask, or even a pumpkin head to create your own monsters. This will surely give neighbors and trick-or-treaters a fright.
If you’re up to it, you can level up this build by turning it into a statue of Jack Skellington from the movie A Nightmare Before Christmas. Industrial steel pipes are sturdy materials and are perfect for matching Jack’s physique. Dress it up with his signature coat and bowtie and add a white colored pumpkin head with Jack’s face carved on it and you’ll have a Halloween yard decor that is both a tribute to a classic and also a spooky sentinel, inviting guests into your world of Halloween wonders.
Crating DIY decor using pipes not only brings an industrial, chic flair to your spaces but also evokes an ambiance of haunting elegance. Each piece tells a story of eerie enchantment and sophistication. So, this Halloween, let’s transform our home into haunted havens, filled with whispers of forgotten tales and the soft glow of spooky elegance. Who knew spooky could be so stylish?