Looking for ways to decorate while being thrifty and without unloading a bunch of cash? I am showing off my cheap Halloween decorations today! My kids have been begging to decorate the entire house for Halloween since I accidentally roamed the Target aisle in September and had to decorate our mantel early! I did hold off on pulling the Halloween bin down from the attic until last week, and the kids got SO into it. This post is picture heavy with a tour of all our decor- I hope it gives you ideas on how to decorate for Halloween without spending a lot of money- you can be thrifty! I linked all the sources as well.
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Cost Saving Ideas For Cheap Halloween Decorations
Don’t just dress the kids up- dress the pumpkins up too!
One of my favorite ways I decorated cheaply this year is sticking googly eyes on pumpkins. We found these sticky eyes on Amazon- I bought these giant goggley eyes, and these just slightly smaller ones. They come in a pack and have adhesive on the back! We went around slapping them on a few real and fake pumpkins. These would look great on your porch pumpkins too!
You can buy these felt bats from various places including this Etsy shop. But you could save money by cutting bat shapes out of felt! Make sure you get the stiff felt so the bat isn’t floppy. If you use this felt here, it already has an adhesive back to make it easy to stick on! If not, use painter’s tape to adhere to wall (so it doesn’t pull your paint off!) or I used these command strips that are made for posters.
Click to shop: black geometric pillow
The Hyde and Eek line from target is great quality and makes up most of my newer Halloween decorations. The popular ones are always sold out in store – search “Hyde and Eek” on the Target website instead. That’s where I found the happy ghost my kids love!
Fall & Halloween Go Hand & Hand
How about grabbing some branches from outside? If you’re looking for cheap Halloween decorations -it doesn’t get better than free! I had these and they are fuax- but this time of year it’s easy to bring in the change of season without any cost to you.
Orange flowers from the supermarket. Mini pumpkins in a bowl. I like the white ones too!
Reuse What You Already Own & Love
Look through your kitchen supplies and see if you have any orange or black kitchen ware to display. I love these orange bowls. Switch out photos to some winter/ fall photos or even better- display some photos from past Halloweens!
Mr. Bones is everyone’s favorite old Halloween decoration to get out of the bin. He was smaller – 36″ but still posable. (Somebody added the glasses).
Mini boxwood wreaths just say festive to me! Leave them up through the Holidays because they look great at Christmas. These are ours– they are actual real boxwoods and they are a great price point – but sadly not sold in the actual store year round.
We like this Spiderweb because it’s large- it made it easier to tear apart to use in multiple places in our home. I just stuck little spider rings inside.
We love our hey there pumpkin doormat– I have seen people make these but I am not convinced about cost savings. Most of my DIY days are over unless it’s really going to be cheap and easy!
Sources For Affordable & Cheap Halloween Decorations:
buffalo mat / Hey There Pumpkin doormat / birds / Mr Bones / Happy Ghost wreath / giant googly eyes / mini pumpkins / fabric happy ghost / white pumpkin / lantern / mini boxwood wreaths / geometric pillow
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