DIY Halloween decor – easy ways to decorate that won’t break the bank

DIY Halloween decorations to transform your home this fall without all the scary price tags!

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I love decorating for the holidays. Halloween decorations are always so much fun to shop for, and I love finding new ways to create more of a festive atmosphere at home. My best friend Shelby is one of my biggest decorating inspirations, as she is incredibly creative, loves color and is constantly adding fun pieces to her house. Her and her boyfriend Jason are always collaborating on fun house projects, constantly leaving me inspired for when I buy a place of my own. I recently visited their home for a Halloween party, and wanted to share some of the great decor options they had displayed for this years festivities.

We all know decorating can get expensive quickly. It can be hard to want to splurge on a bunch of items your only going to use once a year then throw in a box to be buried until next season. I am always on the lookout for great deals and cheaper ways to save while still being able to fill up my shopping cart with spooky fun come Halloween time.

Do-it-yourself projects are a great, inexpensive way to use some of that creative energy to make some fun decors and bring the festivities home without breaking the bank.

Below are a few spooktacular Halloween decor ideas to check out that bring the spirit without breaking the bank!

Create a photo wall with handmade photo booth props! You can get Halloween themed backdrops like the Amscan Home Decoration Chop Shop Scene Setter on Amazon and a Halloween Photo Booth Props Kit and create a fantastic photo wall similar to the one inspired by Shelby which is pictured below for under $60. All you need are some basic craft supplies like scotch tape and glue. Once you’ve hung your backdrop and built your props, be sure to invite some friends over and grab some epic photos in front of it.

Give your porch a makeover with some cute Halloween themed decor! Jason hung some Outdoor Stretchy Spider Webbing and Brizled Purple Halloween Lights, which I loved. He also bought a haystack which he added some fun signage too. You can purchase signs pre-made or you can make them yourself using old cardboard, chalkboard or wood. He also added a few Giant Halloween Hairy Spider Propswhich are fun and inexpensive. Make sure that you do not forget the pumpkins, either!

Hang sheer doorway curtains in common areas. Shelby hung one entering her hallway from the living room, so everyone could see it right when they walked through the front door. Check out the Spooky Halloween Lace Web Curtain that Amazon has on sale for only $9.99. It’s a great option and will add some of that holiday vibe to your living space.

Display candy all over the house in a cauldron! For only $14.99, you can purchase The Twiddlers 4-piece Halloween Cauldrons Set and display sweet treats all over your home or workspace for everyone to enjoy. It’s a great way to share the sugar rush while keeping festive, and it’s great for serving all those trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

Add some cool skeleton hands to your outdoor walkway! Jason got creative and used plastic skeleton hands to line the walkway leading up to their porch. It was a quick, simple way to bring some fun to their outside space and was a good intro to the rest of the fun decor that came next. You can purchase a set of plastic skeletons hands, or if you want to do something a little extra with it, check out the Home Accents Lighted Skeleton Pathway Markers on Amazon for only $24.99.

Whatever your budget, there is no excuse not to get creative, pull out some craft supplies and have a little fun getting in the Halloween spirit while creating pieces you could have for years in the future. Both Shelby and Jason work a million hours a week, but still manage to find the time to create and decorate together, so no excuses! When you are finished and the holiday is over, pack up your decorations in a storage bin and tuck them away to reuse for next year. There is no project too big or small, just find a way to get in the mood and use your imagination. That is what the Halloween spirit is all about, isn’t it?

“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.” – Tim Burton


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