DIY Budget-Friendly Halloween Decorations

Skip the holiday superstores: Homemade Halloween decorations are always fun to make yourself. Prepare your home and yard for Halloween with these homemade Halloween decorations.

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Simple Halloween Decorating Ideas

Decorate your home for the spooky season with these fun and creative homemade Halloween decorations—and they don't take days to complete! You'll be ready for Halloween in no time with these ideas for homemade Halloween crafts that are quick, easy, and inexpensive.

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Spiderwebs You Don't Need to Clean Up

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Only during Halloween time would you want to bring spiderwebs into your home! This is probably one of the most budget-friendly DIYs you'll ever attempt because it requires just three things that you already have around your home: black trash bags, tape, and scissors! Head over to Fast Forward Fun for the entire step-by-step instructions. Remember to have some fun while making this one! No two webs are ever exactly alike, after all...

Get step-by-step instructions at Fast Forward Fun.

Scary-Cheap DIY Skull Ghosts

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Your house will be the best-decorated house on the block with these easy (and cheap!) skull ghosts. Houseful of Handmade swears that these spooky skull ghosts are only $3 a ghost. Sign us up! If you can score some cheap plastic skulls (which seem to be everywhere this time of year), all you have to do is locate some cheesecloth and hooks. 

Get the full instructions at Houseful of Handmade.

It's Magic! Floating Witch Hat Luminarias

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Are you in a scene from Harry Potter or in your own living room? You might not even know the difference once you make Polka Dot Chair's crazy-cool floating witch hat luminarias! With some inexpensive hats, plastic candles, and good old-fashioned fishing line, you can create a magical world of floating hats. Just don't blame us if the neighbors start whispering about your superpowers.

Get the full DIY tutorial from Polka Dot Chair.

Outdoor Halloween Decorations

A haunted yard display is a creepy welcome for trick-or-treaters, and you can save money by making your own. Carve pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns with scary faces, write warning messages that line the sidewalk, or create a bewitching display on your front porch with a broom, black shoes, and a witch's hat.

Haunted Outdoor Halloween Decor

Yard Games with DIY Cardboard Tombstones

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Attract trick-or-treaters who will love your yard's spooky 3D tombstones! EHow lays out the instructions for creating your own. It's a little more involved than some of the other DIYs on our list, but we think the end result speaks for itself!

Get started with this eHow Cardboard Tombstone tutorial.

Spooky Halloween Decorating Themes

The easiest way to decorate your home for Halloween is to start with a theme. Begin with one room, and focus on decorating one space at a time, which makes the process less stressful. Some spooky ideas for decor include ghastly ghosts, wicked witches, creepy-crawly spiders, haunted cemeteries, and pretty pumpkins.

See some of our favorite Halloween decorating themes:

Spooky Halloween Decorations

Handcrafted Witch Decorations

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