5 Frugal DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

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by on October 10, 2013

frugal DIY halloween decor5 Frugal DIY Halloween Décor Ideas

Have you noticed how expensive holiday décor can be? It is like stores know how much we love getting our homes festive and so they put out décor at high prices, hoping that consumers won’t know any better and will just snatch it up. Well this Halloween season, you don’t need to fall for this trap! Instead, why not consider making some of your own Halloween décor? You don’t have to spend big bucks, and you don’t even need to invest a great deal of time. If you just get a little creative, you can come up with some fun and frugal Halloween décor you can be proud of! Take a look!

5 Frugal DIY Halloween Décor Ideas:

1. Make a dollar store fallscape.
Buy a colorful red, orange, or gold runner at your local dollar store as well as a few faux pumpkins or gourds. You can even snag some colorful faux flowers and battery operated votives. Arrange the objects on your dining room table and voila, you have a lovely and warm fallscape!

2. Use candy corn creatively.
You can fill a vase with candy corn for a colorful centerpiece or even super glue it onto frames. It is so cheap, usually $1 for a big bag at your local dollar store. Grab a bag or two and take advantage of its bright colors.

3. Craft with what Mother Nature gives you.
Gather twigs, pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, acorns, leaves, and other colorful elements nature provides during the fall season. Arrange these items in bowls, vases, on runners, or on gold or silver colored trays for a lovely and rustic look. You can even glue these items onto frames if you wish. It is so easy, plus, it won’t cost you a dime since nature provides these things for free!

4. Find fun Halloween print outs.
The internet is full of free printables. Do a search for free Halloween printables, print them out, then lay them on top of Halloween themed scrapbook paper. You can then frame the arrangement in a simple orange or black frame (spray paint a dollar store or thrift store frame to get this look) and you have instant art!

5. Get spraying!
Find inexpensive knick knacks at your local dollar store or thrift store that fall into the Halloween theme. You can look for ceramic owls, pumpkins, or even just simple vases. Then, apply coat of inexpensive black, orange, or purple spray paint. This a great way to give these cheap knick knacks a fun and festive look!

When you give these simple DIY’s a try, you can have all sorts of cute decorative elements in your home for less. There is no need to spend big bucks on Halloween décor you will only have up for a few weeks anyway, so give these a try and see how easy it is to get your home hauntingly beautiful for less.
So gather your supplies and get crafting! Get the kids to help you or have a grand old time with your girlfriends creating these fun ideas. You are sure to have a good time and save a ton of cash. Happy crafting!


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  • Sabrina Bri Radke

    I love the decorating with candy corn idea, I’m not so sure my boys or I could not eat it though lol! Thanks for the easy deco ideas I can be decor challenged lol

  • Brett

    Great tips!! We like to bring the outside in

    We also grow our own pumpkins

  • Rita O’Neal

    These are great ideas! I love using candy corn and the Dollar Store! Thanks for the great post.

  • Karen

    I love the idea of hot gluing candy corn on to decorate items! I may have to try that!

  • Becky Ryan- Willis

    These are such neat ideas, I love the one about “use what mother nature gave you”, also you can enjoy the fall colors with the leaves changing.

  • James Smith

    I love this idea! This can really help to save money

  • Thanks Karen – it is nice now that there are different colors of candy corn available too :)

  • You are very welcome Rita!

  • We grew pumpkins last year and could only get 1 to get big – I need to try it again and see if we can do it better :)

  • Thanks James!

  • James Smith

    you really did a good job Melissa

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