Creative and Inexpensive Halloween Decororations



As October 31st creeps ever nearer, my home undergoes a transformation.  Decorating our home for Halloween is something I look forward to every year.  I do like to find creative and inexpensive ways to add Halloween decor to my home.

For the spidery display over my fireplace mantle, I used spider webbing from the store with a few plastic spiders and draped them over the corner of my mirror.  For my spider candle, I used a glue gun to affix plastic spiders to it for an easy decoration.

To create ‘rat’ pumpkins, I used small, fake pumpkins, but you could do this with real pumpkins.  Simply affix a rat decal, which are available in stores or on Etsy.  I used black paint and painted the rats on my pumpkins.  *After Halloween ends, I simply turn my pumpkins around for a lovely fall decoration.

Homemade mummy

Last year, I was inspired by a pin I found on Pinterest on how to make mummies using wire, cotton balls and strips of muslin.

homemade mummy

I think mine turned out pretty good, don’t you?  You can learn how to make your own by clicking here.

paper-mache pumpkins

These paper-mache pumpkins are perhaps my most favorite fall holiday decoration.

applying-paper-mache pumpkins

I made them by applying newspaper strips to beach balls.  I think they turned out really great and they are decorating my Halloween table again this year.  I blogged about how to make these pumpkins last year and you can read how to make them yourself here.

Black candles candy corn Halloween

Another Pinterest inspired decoration was using black candles and candy corn.


Here is the decoration I made and all I had to buy was the candy corn.  I did not have black candles, but I did have small white candles and black spray paint, which worked just as well - just don’t light up these painted candles.

Halloween tabletop

I didn’t want to have to spend money on a Halloween-themed tablecloth, so I created this Halloween tablecloth using butcher paper that I had and decorated it using Halloween stamps that I found in the bargain bin at my local craft store.

Halloween decorations don’t have to stop with your home decor – you can also use the food for your Halloween get-together to continue the theme.


This spooky graveyard is made using guacamole dip, tortilla strips and chopped olives.


With all the sweets being consumed at Halloween, I wanted to offer some healthy alternatives, so creating a jack-o-lantern veggie plate making the face out of carrots and cucumbers.


Now, back to sweet offerings. I made marshmallow pops using homemade marshmallows, inserted lollipop sticks and then dipped them into orange candy melts and then into chocolate candy melts.  You can do this with store-bought marshmallows if you like.  If you would like to make your own homemade marshmallows, click here for the recipe I used.  Lollipop sticks and candy melts can be purchased at your local craft store.

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These are the ‘Melted Witch’ cupcakes I made.  They were delicious :-)


Halloween decorations don’t have to cost you a lot.  Display ‘poison apples’ by simply grabbing some apples out of the refrigerator and printing out a ‘poison’ sign or a skull and crossbones for a fun addition to your Halloween table.


Create a costumed pumpkin for Halloween by adding a witch’s hat and glasses from your local dollar store.  After Halloween is over, simply remove the ‘costume’ from your pumpkin and use for your fall table.

I hope you have been inspired by these creative and inexpensive Halloween decor for your home and table.  I’d love to hear about how you decorate your home for Halloween – please share them!

Birds & Blooms have a great Pinterest board called “Fall Inspiration” which is filled with great ideas for your home.

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