Halloween time is upon us. No longer a single night event, people treat it (pun intended) like an entire season. But between costumes and entertaining, it can be expensive; unless, of course, you know the best sites for creating inexpensive Halloween decorations.
With our handy website list, you won’t have to take out a second mortgage to pay for your decor or become a crafting genius. You just need to be clever and use the internet for a guide.
For example, many years ago, I bought greenery on sale at a craft store and spray painted it black. We still use the garland around our front doorway every Halloween. Add in some twinkly lights and it morphs a Christmas look into the perfect Halloween entry.
Using your imagination and the internet for guidance, you can easily transform everyday items into spooky decorations. Here’s a list of top resources and tips we love for wicked, wonderful, and inexpensive Halloween decoration ideas.
9 Best Sites for Halloween Decorations on a Budget
This site is devoted to self-sufficient living, often with a focus on gardening and livestock. That said, there’s much to recommend it for city dwellers, too — especially in the Halloween post linked above.
The famous listacles site has compiled 24 ways to decorate for Halloween on the cheap. Simple tricks such as painting pumpkins matte black and treats like black sugar-rimmed glasses for drinks are simple and stylish.
Similar to the Buzzfeed list, CafeMom has tips for whimsical decorations using many using objects you likely already have in your home. A ghost fridge, magnetic spiders, and spooky portraits are just a few decoration tutorials.
Savings and Sangria
This budget-conscious site features simple swaps that can make for really elegant decorations. They offer tips such as swapping pillow covers and using bathroom canisters to double as apothecary jars, or using plastic spiders to maximum affect. With a dash of good taste, this is proof that you don’t always need a second set of home decorations for Halloween.
Prudent Penny Pincher
The Prudent Penny Pincher shows how a trip to the Dollar Store can produce a party that looks like it had a much higher price tag. Your imagination with continue to spark with ideas once you see their inexpensive Halloween decorations.
This home decorating site has no less than 53 ideas for Halloween decorations. Some are more macabre than others but all are visually inspiring.
Living off Love and Coffee
This motherhood blog encourages thinking outside of the box. For parties, borrowing supplies, throwing a potluck and easy tips like sticking with a simple color scheme can take the terror out of the event.
The Budget Mom
This site has advice for kids, entertainers and homebodies alike, but the author also shares the sites that inspire her. Her tips keep Halloween festive on a small budget, and remind you about some simple tricks — like asking to borrow supplies or enlisting help — that will keep the day festive and sane.
This site usually focuses on financial matters, but we stumbled on their Halloween post and loved it. They offer step-by-step instructions for outdoor decorations such as a front yard cemetery using cardboard and paint, as well as a coffin cooler.
Halloween brings out the kid in every adult. It’s also become the kickoff to the holidays. But it doesn’t have the break the bank. Sites like Pinterest and budget-focused parenting websites offer many decorating options from quirky to horrific that fit every craft skill and price point.
Have fun, and enjoy the season of screams.