24 Hilariously Horrific Halloween DIY Fails

They're so funny, it's scary.


They're so funny, it's scary.

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P.S. Heart
THE GOAL: Dipped in Glitter

The thick coat of golden sparkle on these pumpkins is all thanks to a craft-room staple—Mod Podge! (For those who don't know, that's a glue/sealer often used in decoupage.)

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Instagram User Megan Perret
THE FAIL: Barely Sparkled

We're not sure what went wrong here (Too little glitter? Not enough glue?). But, sadly, the result is decidedly lackluster.

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Courtesy of A Spicy Perspective
THE GOAL: Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

We are not going to say no to anything chocolate and peanut butter flavored, ever.

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Courtesy of Instagram
THE FAIL: Flattened Critters

Well, this person sure did nail down the creepy part.

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Family Chic
THE GOAL: Tightly Wrapped Mummy

Flexible garden ties make this charming little mummy a posable figure.

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Instagram User Kiddo Approved
THE FAIL: Loose Ends

This poor mummy is clearly not very well-dressed for the occasion.

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Courtesy of Pillsbury
THE GOAL: Crescent Mummy Dogs

Crescent rolls and hot dogs? What's not to love. Mummies in a blanket might be our new favorite snack inspiration.

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Courtesy of Fail
THE FAIL: Loosely Wrapped

There's literally no resurrecting this mummy dog fail. He's a goner.

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THE GOAL: Slimy Worms

The color, texture, and detail make these creepy crawlers look completely realistic.

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Masshole Mommy
THE FAIL: Sticky Situation

This almost worked — they're certainly slimy! But that's about as close as this blogger got with her creepy worm craft.

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THE GOAL: All Smiles

A cheerful little baby had nothing but a good time when she was plopped inside of a carved pumpkin.

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THE FAIL: Not Amused

There are so many wonderful things about Halloween, but this little one just doesn't want to get on board. Sorry, mom.

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Courtesy of Fail
THE GOAL: Skeleton Egg

Oh, what a little ketchup and mustard can do...

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Courtesy of Fail
THE FAIL: Sad Skeleton

This guy is just not a morning person.

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Recaptured Charm
THE GOAL: Subtle Accent

This blogger's handmade pumpkin décor looks totally chic and lights up to create a dim glow.

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It All Started with Paint
THE FAIL: Messy Gourd

Somewhere between the balloon deflating and the glue drying, this pumpkin didn't exactly turn into an elegant centerpiece. But we think this blogger is being a little hard on herself — they're pretty cute!

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Courtesy of Fail
THE GOAL: Spider Web Pizza

Halloween doesn't always have to be about candy.This spider web pizza is perfect for getting kids interactive in the kitchen.

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Courtesy of Fail
THE FAIL: Burnt to a Crisp

It looks like this little girl went a little heavy with the cheese! A kid after our own hearts.

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Crafty Morning
THE GOAL: Rainbow Bright

A pumpkin splattered with crayons is supposed to look a tiny bit messy, but this blogger made sure the colors still came out just right.

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Instagram User Sara J Creations
THE FAIL: Dull Hues

In what this crafter describes a "hot mess," the once brightly colored wax didn't transfer over to the white gourd.

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Courtesy of She Knows
THE GOAL: Pumpkin Pound Cake

Impress your friends with this seemingly simple cookie cutter hack.

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Courtesy of Fail
THE FAIL: Smushed Effect

Womp. The good news is that at the end of the day this is still pumpkin cake, and pumpkin cake is always delicious.

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Courtesy of Gooseberry Patch
THE GOAL: Pumpkin Cake

An edible centerpiece is the best kind of centerpiece.

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Courtesy of Fail
THE FAIL: A Little Wobbly

This pumpkin mess with slimy green frosting is brought to you by Nickelodeon in the '90s.

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Room for Seconds
THE GOAL: Carefully Carved

The only thing messy about this pumpkin is the (rather unpleasant) trail of guts and seeds falling out of its mouth. Not the prettiest DIY, but we applaud the execution.

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Instagram User Katie Loeb
THE FAIL: Tiny Spillage

A messy mini-gourd just doesn't have the same effect as its larger cousins.

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Courtesy of Domestic Sugars
THE GOAL: Witch Finger Cookies

Things just got REAL with these incredibly lifelike finger cookies, complete with sliced almond fingernails.

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Courtesy of Pinstrosity
THE FAIL: Fat Fingers

A little swelling happens to the best of us. The good news is that this is almost a cookie cake.

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The Beauty Insiders
THE GOAL: Sharp Art

This comic book-esque makeup is completely on-point.

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THE FAIL: Less Defined

Two eyebrows that almost run together and a squiggly line where the face outline should be makes for a messier version of the look.

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