Decorating for Halloween does NOT have to be expensive! Don’t believe me, check out the stores below that offer hauntingly awesome Halloween decorations for the same cost as your pumpkin spice latte!
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Cheap Halloween Decorations
I could SO get out of hand when it comes to spending money on Halloween decorating…or decorating in general!
At this point in time, I just can’t spend a ton of money on Halloween decorations every year, even though it hurts not to. That’s not dramatic or anything.
I figured that I might not be the only one who hides shopping bags from their husband like she’s hiding bottles of alcohol, so…
I thought I’d share where I find AMAZING Halloween decorations on the cheap!
My go to stores are Michaels, the Target Dollar Spot-Bullseye’s Playground (Did you even know that it had a name?), and the Dollar Tree! Yes, I said the Dollar Tree!
It’s hard to believe that you can find cool and spooky decor at these places for the same cost as a cup of coffee, but it’s true!
Take a look at this Instagram pic that I posted. All of these items are under $3.00 each! (except the candles)
Rat | Tombstones | Spider | Skulls | Danger tape | Black and Orange striped candles
Of course I have champagne taste with a beer budget. But since this mama has got to save some money on decor, I love browsing higher-end sites and trying to come up with ways to recreate what I see!
Take these skulls in a glass vase from Pottery Barn for example. They are perfection, but $29.50 is a bit much to spend on six skulls, when there are so many other little lovely skulls floating around the internet or stores! (I feel like it’s weird that I just called skulls perfection.)
I found the ones below at Michaels! They might not be exactly the same, but they evoke the same feeling! And at $0.99 each, plus a 20% your total purchase coupon, I was able to buy 12 for $9.50! It would have cost me $60 at Pottery Barn. Bam. (If you like this knock-off Pottery Barn decor, you’ll like my DIY Knock-off Potttery Barn Halloween Wreath HERE!)
Skulls | Black Halloween Tree | Glass Container
I purchased this Frankenstein head from Michaels a couple of years ago and placed it under the glass cloche and cake plate as a humorous Halloween decoration. I get a kick out of it every year and so do my guests!
Frankenstein Head | Glass Cake Dome | Cake Stand | Black and Off-white Candles | Candle Holders | Rat | Skeleton Hands
It works perfectly because his head is flat. The glass cloche fits over his head and can rest on top! The best part is that I didn’t even have to DIY anything on him. I just bought him as is and slipped him under the glass! You don’t have to use Frankenstein. You could use any type of head! Check out these inexpensive options:
Here are a few more great Halloween finds that are totally affordable!
You could buy yards and yards of this creepy cloth below, because it’s only $1.00!
Creepy Cloth | Skulls | Gray Metal Lantern | Mercury Glass Candle Holders | Skeleton Bird | Black Small Pumpkin | Black Pillar Candle | Black and Orange Striped Candles | Rat | Trick or Treat Sign | Gravestones | Paper Mache Pumpkin | Mummy | Spider web
My sister-in-law thinks these skulls below look totally real! I found them at JoAnn Fabrics for 60% off! Although JoAnn Fabrics isn’t one of my number one places to go to for a Halloween deal, it is certainly number two! The spider was my dollar find!
Black Crow | Skulls | Moss | Spider | Similar Three-Tiered Wooden Server | BOO | Dining Table & Chairs | Buffet
I found this little beady-eyed rat at the Dollar Tree! He and his buddy on all fours came home with me.
Rat | Glass Cloche (Set of 3) | Similar Set of 3 Glass Cake Stands
I love dressing up the zebra in our powder room for the holidays! This fun witch’s hat was another Dollar Tree find!
And here’s the best deal yet! These cute Halloween prints are FREE right HERE on my site!
It really was the year of the Dollar Tree for Halloween shopping! Of course DIY-ing decorations can save you some money also. Check out my DIY Witch’s Legs Doormat and my DIY Knock-off Pottery Barn Halloween Wreath for some inspiration!
Sometimes it takes a little searching to find some great deals, and not everyone is into that or has the time, but that’s why you have me! So keep coming back to see what I’ve found! Do you have a place where you get inexpensive Halloween decorations!? Please share!
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Melanie L Ross says
Love your ideas BUT… Where and how do you store all your decorations?
Thank you so much! Ha! I store all of my seasonal decorations in large storage bins with lids in my attic crawl space. I label each bin so that I know what holiday or season is inside. Every new season, I go through the items and get rid of anything I don’t use anymore. Hope that helps!