I can be pretty stingy when it comes to spending money on decorations. Though I appreciate how much decorations can contribute to the mood or ambiance of a place, I’m never quite convinced that the dollars equal the effect. So when it comes to decorating for parties or for holidays, I like to find as many free or inexpensive options as I can. Here are my favorite ideas for Halloween.
To entice daring Trick-or-Treaters to approach your home on Halloween night, try these nifty ideas for dressing up the exterior of your home.
Because Becca at Who Arted is super talented, she free handed the images above. If you are like me, and can barely sketch a ghost, here are some downloadable templates to help you create your own silhouettes:
To create a fun Halloween atmosphere inside your home, try some of these clever and easy ideas.
You can also use these cute decorated bottles to hold treats instead. Or, add tea lights to them and use them as luminaries.
Inside or Outside
These decorations can be used inside or outside your home, depending on where you want to use them.
You can hang these ghosts from a chandelier inside your home or from a tree in your front yard. Also, if you don’t have styrofoam balls laying around, substitute a small ballon, ping pong balls or large bouncy balls to shape the head.
When it comes to DIY Halloween decor, don’t limit yourself to the ideas found above. Instead, use them for inspiration. Use the silhouette templates on paper bags and pumpkins to create quick and easy decorations.
Don’t forget to check out my other tips for Halloween. Find fun, but healthy, Halloween treats and several easy DIY costumes. I also have a fun way to spread Halloween cheer around your area with these You’ve Been Booed Printables.