Halloween is a great time for decorating. Many people spend days, not to mention a small fortune, making their homes look scary and fun. The truth is that you don’t really have to spend a fortune on Halloween decor.
You can actually make some great pieces to display for the holiday. Because its fall, the colors are great for the period between Halloween and Thanksgiving so many of these DIY projects can carry you through until the Christmas decorating season. There are so many wonderful ideas in our Halloween decor collection and you get instructions on how to make everything.
If you want to spook up your home or just add a bit of autumn to your decorating, you can find a number of great ideas to give your decor a Halloween look, without spending a lot of money. The projects are easy and so great that you may even have to help your neighbors to spruce up their Halloween decorating!
Tin Can Luminaries
Tin can luminaries are a great way to add a bit of Halloween to your home without spending a lot of money. If you already have the cans on hand, you actually won’t have to spend anything. These are great for lining your drive, sitting on your porch or you can add an extra hole and hang them. The project is really easy to make and looks so unique. Via – jollymom
Floating Witch Hat Luminaries
These witch hats are the perfect things to light up your porch, and give it just the right Halloween touch. Easy to make, and cheap we might add, anyone can add a little whimsy to their décor with these. They light up, so you can use them to let neighborhood kids know that you’re ready with that trick-or-treat candy. We love them just because they’re adorable, and did we mention cheap and easy to make? Via –Polkadotchair
Black Cat O’Lanterns
Give your front porch, entryway, or even your living room a great Halloween look with these cute black cats. If you’re tired of carving pumpkins, but still want them incorporated into your holiday décor, this is the perfect alternative. Black cats are created from stacked pumpkins, and a candle gives it that eerie Halloween glow. Stack them on the front steps to give your trick-or-treaters a real thrill. What we love most about these is that they’re simple to create and there’s no mess to clean up afterwards! Via: Sunset
Reuse those old plastic soda bottles and get a great Halloween decoration at the same time. We love anything that includes repurposing, and this floating ghost is so adorable that you’ll want to make one from every bottle you have on hand. You just need a few basic supplies, and this one is so easy the kids can make it, with adult supervision of course. Go ahead, put those old bottles to use and create this cute little guy to decorate the porch or living room. Via: Youtube
Candy Corn Centerpiece
No table is complete for Halloween without a candy corn centerpiece. These great décor items are super easy to make and look great on any table. You just basically have to spray paint the candy corn colors onto old glass bottles and then decorate however you want. This is a great project to keep for next year. You can make one or several and create a beautiful display. Don’t forget to add a little real candy corn though, just because it’s so yummy. Via – ashbeedesign
So, pumpkins have to be part of your Halloween décor, right? Instead of carving them however, you can decorate them in other ways. This lets you have really great décor for the holiday and you can save the inside of the pumpkin for Thanksgiving. Decorate your Halloween pumpkins with ribbon, buttons, markers or whatever you have on hand. You can be as creative as you like. Via – pompandcircumstanceevents
Add flying bats to your wall for a really spooky Halloween look. You just have to cut bats in all different sizes out of black cardstock and then just add them to the wall with tape. You can use these inside or out so if you have a party, you can have bats flying from room to room or decorate your porch and the exterior of your home. These are really easy to make and look great no matter how many you create. Via – danamadeit
Every holiday deserves a wreath and they are so easy to make that you really should have one for Halloween. You can buy a grapevine wreath at any hobby supply store and then just add whatever you want for decoration. Have spiders, bats, mummies or any other spooky creatures and finish it off with a cool Halloween ribbon. You can hang wreaths on the front door or just anywhere that you want a little extra spook going on. Via – womansday
If you really want to be creative, you can turn your entire house into a jack-o-lantern. You just need corrugated cardboard to create the “face” and a dedicated window for the jack-o-lantern to live. You will need to ensure that the cardboard fits tightly into the window and then just cut the face out so that light shines through it. This is one of the easiest ways to get your house decorated for Halloween and if you have cardboard on hand, it won’t cost you a cent. Via – spoonful
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