How-to-Tuesday: DIY Halloween Decor on a Budget

Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays! It’s a perfect way to channel your inner child and I encourage you all to do so! Get creative, dress up, make spooky recipes and have fun with your friends! Whether you throw a Halloween bash, or just want to impress the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, decorating for Halloween has never been easier! Check out this list of DIY Halloween decorations that are sure to add to the holiday fun while saving you some extra cash!

  1. Floating ghosts: Blow up a balloon and drape a white sheet over it. If you place the tied end of the balloon at the top, you can insert a safety-pin through the sheet and the tied end of the balloon to suspend the ghost from the ceiling or from a tree using ribbon, string, etc. Once the sheet is on, secure the bottom with a rubber band to make the shape of the head. Use a black sharpie to draw the face.
  2. Tombstones: Use Styrofoam to shape gravestones. Color the tombstone with gray spray paint. Use a black marker or paint to write on the front of it. Hang your tombstone on a door, or to stake it in the ground, by inserting long dowel rods through the bottom of the gravestone.
  3. Spider Webs: Hang fake spider webs and plastic spiders to spook up a hall, corner, or chandelier.
  4. Window Silhouettes: This is more of an indoor/outdoor decoration. Cut out popular Halloween shapes in black paper and stick them to your windows. When the indoor lights are on, the shapes will come to life!Window Stencils
  5. Glowing Eyes: These spooky eyes are super easy to make. Cut the eye shapes out of cardboard tubes and place a plastic glow stick inside the tube. Once they are finished, tuck a few sets of eyes in bushes around your front yard to give the trick-or-treaters a little fright.EyesGlowing Eyes
  6. Specimen Jars: Fill old glass jars with plastic rats, toy bugs and doll heads or whatever you have lying around the house, then add a little colored water. Stick a label on the jar with the name of your specimen – shrunken heads, poisonous tarantulas, baby rats, human brain, etc.


What are your favorite Halloween decorations to make? Share with us in a comment below!

Until Next Time,

Jessica M.

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