How to Spook Up Your Home on a Budget This Halloween
Love Halloween, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on decorations? No problem! With a little creativity, you can spook up your home without breaking the bank. Here are some great ideas to get you started.
Hang Bats in Windows
Bats are an essential part of any Halloween décor, but they can also be quite expensive if you buy them pre-made. A much cheaper option is to make your own out of black construction paper. Just cut out bat shapes, punch small holes in the top corners, and thread string or fishing lines through the holes. Tie the string to the inside of your windows, and voila! You’ve got yourself a spooky (and frugal) decoration.
Make Graves in Your Front Yard
Want to turn your front yard into a creepy graveyard? You can do it easily and cheaply with some foam board and black paint. Cut gravestone shapes out of foam board, paint them black, and then write whatever spooky phrases you like on them. Stick them in the ground, and you’re all set! If you want to take it a step further, you can even add some fake plants or lights around the graves for extra effect.
Decorate with Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a classic Halloween decoration, but they can also be quite costly if you buy them pre-carved. Save yourself some money by carving your own pumpkins at home. You can find stencils online or in craft stores to help you get started. And if carving pumpkins isn’t your thing, no problem! You can still decorate with them by painting them or even just putting them out as is. They’ll look festive either way.
Cobwebs in Every Corner
An oldie but a goodie, fake spider webs are an easy way to transform any room into a haunted house. Drape them over furniture, around door frames, or hang them from the ceiling. You can find a roll of fake spider webbing at most party stores or craft stores for less than $10. For an extra creepy touch, add some plastic spiders throughout the webbing.
Candles are an easy way to set the mood for any occasion, and Halloween is no different. Buy some inexpensive candles and holders from the dollar store and arrange them throughout your home. If you want to get really creative, you can make your own holders out of mason jars or empty wine bottles. Just make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t start any real fires!
Pumpkins are synonymous with Halloween, so of course, you need to have at least one (or more!) carved pumpkin on display. But pumpkin carving doesn’t have to be expensive – you can find small pumpkins for just a few dollars each. And with some imagination (and maybe a few online tutorials), you can create a masterpiece without breaking the bank.
With a little bit of creativity, you can spook up your home for Halloween without spending a lot of money. Try making your own bats, graves, and pumpkins to save some cash this holiday season. Your wallet will thank you!