10 Inexpensive Halloween Decorating Ideas – Decorating on a budget

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Decorating for Halloween on a budget? Sharing 6 inexpensive​ Halloween decorating ideas and items that will turn your home into a spooky house without breaking the bank!

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Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to cost much money or take a lot of time. Year after year, I bring out the same inexpensive items.

A few items I use for several years and pack them away in my Halloween box. I purchase and use other items, like pumpkins, throughout October and November.

Beautiful Halloween flowers with skull and glasses on a bar cart for an inexpensive​ Halloween decorating idea., hot glue, halloween season, spray paint

I also don’t want to spend too much time decorating for Halloween. Easy and quick ideas are the goal for October.

10 Inexpensive Halloween Decorating Ideas (Decorating for Halloween on a budget!)

Here are my 6 must-have items to decorate your home for Halloween. These are cheap and easy Halloween decoration ideas that are also perfect for apartments and dorm rooms!

1 — Skulls

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Skulls are inexpensive, and you can pick them up at craft stores for less than $10! You can use them for many years. I’ve had the same four for years. They hold up very well in my Halloween box. Some of them are plastic, and some are ceramic.

They are very affordable and can be purchased at craft stores (use your coupons!), Halloween stores, Dollar Stores, or home decor shops. They are

Place them on bars, shelves, consoles, books… etc. Skulls are instant, inexpensive Halloween decorations!

2 — Bats

Felt bats on a kitchen wall. - diy halloween decorations, tea lights, holiday decorating

Bats are one of my favorite ways to add a little spook to our home in a charming way! The bats we use are felt bats from Grandin Road. The quality is so good, and they can be used repeatedly. They have wires in the wings to form them.

Just add a sticky dot on the back of the bat and place several in one area to make a big impact.

3 — Construction Paper

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Use construction paper to cut hats, masks, and more to decorate with. I cut out a witch hat and stuck it on our horse photos. You can also do this with paintings too. It adds a little spooky charm to your home.

4 — Spider Webs

Halloween decorations in a living room

Spider webs are the most inexpensive items to decorate for Halloween. Pick up a bag at the Dollar store or order on Amazon. Create webs around televisions, shelves, picture frames, doorways, plants, and mantels. It’s the easiest and cheapest way to add Halloween to your home!

Cauldron filled with eye balls

5 — Pumpkins

Pumpkins are one of the items I buy every year. You can purchase faux pumpkins, which will save money, but I like using real ones. There are several versions of pumpkins you can buy to decorate with!

  • Mini pumpkins fill vases and decorate shelves and tables.
  • Larger pumpkins are perfect for mantles, entryways, or stacking in areas that need height.
  • Felt pumpkins are great as decor accents.
Halloween flowers and pumpkins

6 — Flowers

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Floral arrangements add instant decor! You can make them with faux flowers or take a fall hike and gather sticks, branches, trees, and local flowers to pick from to create your arrangement for Halloween.

Halloween flowers and pumpkin and crow on a  marble table.

7 — Tombstone Halloween Decor

Tombstone Halloween Decor - halloween party

Looking for a fun and easy way to decorate your yard for Halloween? Look no further than our Tombstones Decor

The tombstones are professionally printed and cut, and they can be assembled in a matter of minutes. You can display each tombstone yard ornament by inserting two plastic stakes into it and pressing them into the ground.

Plus, they’re weatherproof, so you can enjoy them yearly. So add some haunting style to your yard this Halloween with our Tombstones Decor!

8 — Cobweb Table Runner

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Add some spooky flair to your home this Halloween with our Cobweb Table Runner! This festive table runner is made of high-quality polyester with black lace and knitted crafts. 

Our Cobweb Table Runner is perfect for adding a touch of holiday cheer to any room in your home.

The best thing about a Halloween arrangement is it can be sparse, dried, and organic as it adds to a haunted house feel.

9 — Party Garland

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Add a touch of Halloween fun to your decor with this Party Garland. This black garland features Haunted House, Star & Moon, Bat, Spider & Web, and Witch-themed decors that are perfect for any Halloween theme party.

With no DIY needed, simply hang, attach or swag this garland behind party reception, in the doorway, corridor, patio, porch, under a verandah, from ceiling/marquee, or on wall, tree, window, furniture, or door.

Made from environmentally friendly materials, this garland is sure to add some spooky fun to your next party.

10 — Artificial Wreath

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Looking for an eerie decoration to complete your Halloween display? Made of quality coral branches, this wreath is perfect for adding a creepy touch to your home. Three realistic spiders crawl among the branches, making it look like they’re ready to pounce at any moment. 

In the evening, purple lights make this wreath even more spooky. Hang it on your front door or window to greet trick-or-treaters, or use it as part of your party decor. Your friends will be impressed with your distinctive taste when they see this one-of-a-kind wreath.

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What are some of your favorite inexpensive​ Halloween decorating ideas? We would love to hear more ideas in the comments!

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