Halloween decorations can be expensive. Nevertheless, you can decorate your home in the spirit of the holiday without purchasing expensive decorations. Instead use a little creativity to give your home an eerie aura for less. Cheap decorations can be made with inexpensive construction paper, household items, and even branches from your yard.
Decorating The Exterior of Your Home with Cheap Halloween Decorations
Trace some bats on construction or crepe paper. Cut them out and tape them to front windows to create an appearance of flying bats. Create a full moon out of white paper and gently coat it with pale white glitter. Place it near the top of the window.
Take an old broom and place it outside in a corner by your front door. Take a piece of black cloth leftover from last year’s Halloween costume and toss it in a heap next to the broom.
Cut down a few leafless branches .Spray paint them black. Place them in a large chipped flowerpot by your front door. Add interest, by placing a few dead flowers in the arrangement.
Create your own “Beware” sign to put on the door. Take a plain piece of paper and steep it in tea. Remove the paper from the tea mixture and let it dry. It will look old and be stiff. Use a black marker to write “Beware” on the sign or choose an eerie looking font and print it on red paper in black ink. Cut out a square with the letters and glue it to the tea stained paper.
Make small ghosts by cutting squares of white trash bags and stuffing the middle with a small ball of paper. Twist the plastic square closed. Secure it at the neck with a garbage twister of clear thread. Hang the mini ghosts on a tree.
Decorating the Inside of Your Home with Cheap Halloween Decorations
Display tarnished silver vases or bowls and fill them with dead flowers.
Place inexpensive spider webbing across books or furniture.
Place a pumpkin next to your fireplace.
Throw some black tablecloths on tables to give them an eerie look. Set a table with white napkins tied with black and orange ribbon.
Put a clear bowl filled with spaghetti sauce or another blood like condiment. Light some dark or orange candles a around the room.
Replace some light bulbs with orange or black tinted ones.
Use pieces of old Halloween costumes to create a decorative touch. Put a pitchfork in a corner with a red piece of fabric. Fill a plastic witch’s cauldron with toy frogs and mice or make some out of paper. You could also fill it with small bottles of hair, red tinted water, or other unsavory looking ingredients. Make a book cover out of tea tinted paper and write “Stew Recipes” on it. Leave it next to the caldron covered in spider webs.