DIY Budget-Friendly Halloween Decorations

Skip the holiday superstores -- and their prices! Homemade Halloween decorations are always fun to make yourself - prepare your home for Halloween with these budget-friendly homemade Halloween decorations.

Under $5 Wreath

This spooky look is an easy way to decorate on a budget. Instead of letting sticks clutter your yard, collect and arrange them into a fun Halloween door decoration. We used a mix of cut sticks and natural ends to add texture to the wreath. 

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Spooky Halloween Decorating Themes

This modern take on the classic needle-and-thread project is the perfect budget-friendly decoration from DIY Candy! A large, exaggerated cross-stitch pattern allows you to play up the holiday's most well-known silhouettes -- characters like spiders, ghosts, skulls, and pumpkins -- in a decoration that you can keep for next year. Try festive designs on simple, painted canvases for a fun and bold look. 

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Decoupage Pumpkins


You won't believe how easy (and cheap!) these pretty no-carve pumpkins are. Use leftover wrapping paperwall paper, or patterned craft paper to make fall decorations that match your style perfectly. Plus, you can easily recover them in a different print next season! 

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It's Magic! Floating Entryway Ghosts


Handmade ghosts are a kid-approved decorating project the whole family can make together! Buy several inexpensive plastic bowls and drill holes in the bottoms, running twine or fishing line through the holes and attaching with duct tape. Then cut two large squares of white cotton or cheesecloth, snip holes in the centers, and thread onto the overturned bowl. Add felt shapes for faces, and hang the ghosts for a super scary entryway! 

Spiderwebs You Don't Need to Clean Up


These spooky spiderwebs might be the most budget-friendly holiday project ever! Just gather three things you have around your home: 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!

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Scarily Simple Decorations

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 painted pumpkins. Paint faux or real pumpkins a solid color, and use a permanent marker to add a saying. 

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Batty Silhouettes


Haunt your house -- or at least your windows -- with paper bats flying every which way. Cut several sizes of bats from black poster board or plain black cardstock. Tape fishing line at to the backs and head; hang the lines from a curtain rod or cup hooks. 

Download a free bat stencil. 


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