Decorating for the holidays can be a fun way to get into the festive spirit. But this Halloween, if you’ve found yourself terrified of draining your wallet, then we are here to help. We are sharing a list of easy, DIY craft decorations that are quick and affordable. We are keeping cost of these Halloween decorations under ten dollars! So keep reading to get some great inspiration, and click this link for the full list of ideas and pictures!
What’s easier than marching into the backyard to clip branches—or gathering a few off the lawn? Plain sticks in a glass vase instantly send out a Halloween vibe on their own. But you can also perk them up with tiny construction paper bats or spider rings secured with fishing line.You could also borrow the candy-in-a-vase idea from Jamie Novak, the organizing pro at BiteSizeLiving.
“I’ll fill a vase with dollar-store candy corn and then place branches and twigs in the middle,” Novak says.
A few corn stalks are only a couple of bucks at a farm stand or grocery store. (You might even score some for nothing in an abandoned field.) Try tying them to your mailbox, on the front fence, around a lamppost, or on the columns that flank your front door. This Halloween look is made even better with the addition of a few mums (often three for $10 at home and garden centers).
Stuff a scarecrow
Check your Goodwill-bound bags of clothes for a pair of pants and a shirt and then rake up a pile of leaves, suggests Cynthia O’Connor O’Hara, aka The Harried Housewife.
“Stuff the arms and legs with leaves and then tie them closed with twine,” she says. Pin the shirt to the pants, use a Halloween mask or old ball for the head, and then prop him under a tree or covered porch. You can also fit the legs into an old pair of boots to stand him up.
For another filling idea: Grab those pool noodles before putting them away for winter, says Julie Coraccio, the home organization pro at ReawakenYourBrilliance. “Thread the noodles into jeans and a shirt or make a ghost by twisting them in circles for a head and body and throwing a sheet over it.”