6 Ideas for Halloween Decorations on a Budget

6 Ideas for Halloween Decorations on a Budget

Jamie Goodwin

Jamie GoodwinOct 06, 20173 min read

It’s time to get into the Halloween spirit. Figure out what costume you’ll sport at Halloween bashes and deck your home with Halloween décor. Don’t have any Halloween decorations? Don’t have the money for extravagant ghosts and ghouls to adorn your home? That’s okay! Check out these easy to make (and easy on your wallet) ideas to decorate your home or office for Halloween:


Save empty milk jugs to make simple ghosts. All you have to do is spray paint the jugs white. Then, draw on eyes and a mouth on them using black paint or a permanent marker. You could even fill the milk jugs with white holiday lights to make them glow.


There are lots of ways to create your own bats to hang around the room. For one thing, you could recycle an egg carton. Cut the carton in half to make two bats. Paint the carton black, and attach googly eyes to it. Then, use a string to hang these bats to make them look like they’re flying.


Pumpkins are a staple for Halloween. Of course, you could go pick up a pumpkin at your local grocery store and carve or paint it. However, you could also create your own pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns that you can reuse year after year. For example, you could use old wooden pallets. Cut them into your desired pumpkin shape. Then, paint them orange and tie a green piece of burlap to the top.

Spider Webs

The easiest and quickest way to make a spider web is by cutting up a black garbage bag. You could also create a spider web using white yarn. First, soak the yarn in a mixture of glue and water. Make sure that the yarn is not too damp. Then, blow up a balloon and wrap the yarn around the balloon. After the yarn dries, pop the balloon, and attach plastic spiders to the yarn. Hang your spider webs from the ceiling for a cool and creepy Halloween decoration.

Candy Corn

October means stores are going to start stocking candy corn. Not only is it an addictive Halloween treat, but it also makes the perfect inspiration for Halloween décor. You could wrap candy corn-colored yarn around cylinders, spray paint old bottles or flower pots to look like candy corn, or even fill a clear container with candy corn for the perfect centerpiece.

Glowing Eyes

If you have a few paper towel rolls on hand, use them to make it look like you have monsters hiding in the bushes and foliage around your home.

To do this, cut two eye holes out of each paper towel roll. Then, add a glow stick in the paper towel roll. Place the paper towel rolls in the plants at night time. Watch the reactions of your Halloween party guests or trick-or-treaters as they see glowing eyes watching them as they approach your door.  

You don’t need a lot of money to deck your home for Halloween. Get creative and use items around your home to create décor you can use year after year.