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How Can I Decorate For Halloween Cheap?

When it comes to decorating your home for Halloween, chances are you’re looking at DIY options to save money.

And that’s exactly what each of these DIY Halloween decorations have in common!

In addition to being cost effective, many of these DIY ideas are also easy to make with simple household supplies.

With 50+ ideas in this post you’re sure to find several decorations you’ll want to make this year!

Shopping for clearance decorations after Halloween is another great way to snatch some spooky decor on the cheap!

In fact, by adding a few new Halloween decorations each year whether they are DIY or purchased, your collection is sure to be so large it’s scary!

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Dollar Tree Wreath made from a boa. Sunny Side Design

What Is The Most Popular Halloween Decoration?

Clearly there’s a plethora of new and clever Halloween decorations each year.

So which are the most popular?

We’ve scoured the internet to find the best DIY Halloween decorations this year. 

So kick up your feet and grab a drink as you scroll through these clever ideas.

Most of which are accompanied with tutorials right at your fingertips!

A special thanks to all the creative bloggers who willingly allowed us to share their ideas with you!

DIY Wreath Ideas

One of the most popular Halloween decorations is a wreath!

The front door is the first visible area of your home visitors will see that you’re celebrating Halloween.

Don’t be shy! Make a statement!

Easy DIY colorful mesh Halloween wreath decoration

DIY mesh wreath by Allison at Upright & Caffeinated

spooky DIY ornament wreath for haloween

Halloween Ornament Wreath by Christine at Where The Smiles Have Been.

Spooky Spider glam themed wreath by the DIY mommy.

simple DIY crescent moon wreath for halloween

Crescent Moon Wreath by Updated Interiors.

Witch Wreath by Our Crafty Mom.

Dollar Tree bat wreath quick DIY Halloween decoration

Pottery Barn dupe bat wreath for less than $15 in less than 15 minutes! Sunny Side Design

DIY Garland and Mantle Decorations

A fireplace adds architectural interest to any space. 

Embellishing with the right mantle decor and your fireplace will stand out as the prominent focal point in the room!

Try one of these ghoulish DIY garland ideas for the perfect ghastly touch!

Dollar Tree hanging bats perfect DIY mantle decoration idea

Although there isn’t a tutorial for this DIY Halloween decoration, it’s so simple anyone can recreate it!

For less than $5 this bunting came to life with Dollar Tree skeleton bats, a can of black spray paint and a wooden bead garland we already had on hand. 

You can see even more cheap DIY bat themed decorations from my parents home last year!

Simple pom pom halloween decoration

DIY Pom Pom Garland by Hootshack.

Easy DIY ghost garland decoration for halloween

DIY Ghost Garland by Jenna Kate at Home.

simple paper ghost garland decoration idea

DIY Book Page Ghost Garland by Thistle Key Lane.

simple DIY Halloween tassels

Fabric Tallel Garland by A Loverly Life.

Stenciled Halloween DIY Garland by DIY with Amber the maker’s map.

Dreadful & Deadly Skeletons. Sunny Side Design

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DIY Halloween Decorations for a Tabletop

Whether it’s for a dinner party or merely for decoration, these DIY ideas will give you a little trick with your treat!

Easy Halloween Cricut DIY using Dollar Store Items by Southern Crush at Home.

a little trick for your treat, DIY faux caramel apple decorations

Did someone say treat?

Don’t these caramel apples look divine? 

Faux Caramel Apples by House of Hawthornes.

If you’re asking me, that’s quite the trick because they look so real!

DIY Pumpkin Decorations

Halloween and pumpkins go hand in hand.

Celebrating Halloween wouldn’t be the same without plenty of pumpkins right?

Craft your own or embellish the real deal.

These creepy ideas will have you asking “Why didn’t I think of that?”

simple DIY snakeskin pumpkins

Pastel Painted Pumpkins by Making Manzanita.

Easy Dollar Tree Spiderweb Pumpkin Topper Decoration

Using real pumpkins to decorate with is always a popular choice!

This DIY spiderweb pumpkin topper just may be the easiest decoration you’ll ever make!

Turn it upside down and you’ll see it’s nothing more than a plastic bowl from The Dollar Tree!

Cut through the webbing on the bottom of the bowl just big enough to fit the stem and you’re finished!

quick and easy DIY chalky pumpkin decoration idea

Chalky Wood Pumpkin Halloween Decor by Elle Marie Home.

DIY denim pumpkins for halloween

DIY Denim Pumpkins. Sunny Side Design

Spooky Scary Skeletons

Another iconic Halloween decoration is the skeleton!

Human skeletons, bats, vultures, cats, dogs, it doesn’t seam to matter what type of bones we’re dealing with here. 

Bones are bones.

They resemble death, and that in and of itself is somehow creepy!

I’m not dismissing the fact that I like to decorate with skeletons!

In fact, last year I went all out with a skeleton theme!

Lets just say that these DIY skeleton decorations are bone fide!

scary DIY 3D skeleton mirror

Bone chilling 3D Skeleton Mirror from Unique Creations by Anita.

DIY skeleton candlestick

Skeleton Candle Holder by Salvaged Living.

DIY Halloween skull flower arrangement

Spooky Vase Hack by Lemon Thistle.

Halloween Flower Arrangement from Unique Creations byu Anita.

inexpensive skeleton bust dupes

Cheap Copycat Bust Skull Decor for Halloween. Sunny Side Design

DIY skeleton silhouette wall art

Easy DIY Family Portrait Skeleton Silhouettes wall art. Sunny Side Design

DIY dollar tree napkin rings

Quick and Easy DIY Skull Napkin Rings. Sunny Side Design

Spooky DIY Neon Skull Decor by Picture Box Blue.

Witch Halloween Decorations

Witches are one of the most traditional icons we associate with Halloween.

When picturing a witch, notorious details of an ugly old woman with a long pointed nose, brewing her favorite potion in a cauldron come to mind.

Clearly Halloween and witches will always go hand in hand.

Which of these DIY Witch Halloween decorations will you be brewing up this year?


quick and easy DIY halloween scroll decoration idea

Halloween Wall Scroll Hanging by Our Crafty Mom.

Creepy Apple Head Doll Witches by Hearth and Vine.

DIY traveling witchy suitcase

Decoupage Witch Hat Decor by Elle Marie Home.

Easy DIY witch hat decoration

Halloween Witch Hat by Southern Crush at Home. 

DIY Potion Bottles

Where would a witch be without her potions and spells? 

DIY halloween potion bottles

DIY Potion Bottles by Upright & Caffeinated. 

Halloween Potion Bottles from Unique Creations by Anita.

witches potion bottles

Potion Bottles and Spell Books. Sunny Side Design

DIY Halloween Lights

These easy and spooky lights for Halloween look awesome in the dark! 

festive DIY Halloween votive jar decorations

DIY Halloween Lights with Old Bottles by Pillar Box Blue.

Frosted Mason Jar Lanterns by Attempts at Domestication. 

DIY monster eye votive decoration idea

Cheesecloth and Paper Wrapped Votives by Thrifty Decor Chick. 

DIY Halloween Throw Pillows

Dollar Tree rug pillow, reversible for multiple holidays

Simple Dollar Tree DIY Reversible Rug Pillow. Sunny Side Design

$3 tea towel pillows, perfect inexpensive DIY Halloween decorations

Easy Halloween Tea Towel Pillows for just $3! Sunny Side Design

How Do You Make Spiders For Halloween Decorations?

Between you and I, spiders are the creepiest decorations for Halloween.

Scroll down to see how these creative DIYers made gigantic spiders all the way down to itty bitty spiders.

As well as plenty of decorating ideas using spiders.

DIY giant spiders for halloween decorations

DIY Giant Halloween Spiders by The Curated Farmhouse.

DIY spider pom pom garland

The cutest little Pom Pom Garland Spiders by Jessica Welling Interiors. 

DIY spiderweb wreath idea

Simple Halloween Spiderweb Wreath by Crafting My Home. 

DIY spiderweb paper lanterns

Spiderweb Halloween Paper Lanterns by Crafting My Home. 

Dimensional Spider Sign by The Handyman’s Daughter. 

simple DIY spiderweb wall decoration for halloween

Spiderweb Sunburst Mirror by Houseful of Handmade. 

DIY Halloween spiderweb pumpkin decoration

Spine Tingling Spiderweb Pumpkin by Made in a Day. 

creepy crawly spider decorations

When Should You Decorate For Halloween Outside?

Although there is no set time to start decorating for Halloween outside, the most popular time is within the first two weeks of October. 

While other Halloween enthusiasts start as early as late September. 

Easy DIY Halloween Tombstones

Super Easy DIY Halloween Tombstones by The Handyman’s Daughter.

darling DIY outdoor monsters for Halloween

Cheap Halloween Porch Decorations with Recycled Materials by Making Manzanita. 

clever DIY cement pumpkin decorations

DIY Concrete Pumpkins by Charleston Crafted. 

simple white pumpkin decoration

White Pumpkin Decor from Cheap Thrift Store Foam Pumpkins by Making Manzanita. 

brilliant DIY solar pumpkin Halloween decoration

Solar Jack-O-Lantern using a real pumpkin by Momcrieff on Woodland Lane. 

Clever DIY Minecraft Enderman Halloween Candy Dispenser
Simple DIY Monster house perfect for outdoor Halloween decorations

This clever Halloween idea will make you want to be “that” neighbor!

Thanks to our friends the Reeder family for coming up with this clever idea to safely distribute candy during the pandemic!

Slip and slide monster tongue for the win!


We hope you’ve been inspired by theyse DIY Halloween decorations!

Which ones are you dying to make this year?

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Juliet | A Loverly Life

    Thank you for including my fabric tassel garland in your post.
    So many fun projects, but that haunted house with a tongue is a RIOT!

    Looking forward to your next collection of DIY Projects!

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you Juliet, for allowing us to include your fun garland. We love all of these creative ideas and feel grateful we can include them.

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