Halloween Decor Ideas

Want to decorate for Halloween, but don't know what you'd like to use?

Chances are, your local dollar store and farmers have quick and easy solutions that you can afford on budget, and can display in a matter of minutes!

When it comes to decorating for Halloween, it can be difficult to decide if you'd like to stick to the spooky theme or the seasonal harvest theme.

I say, why can't you have a little bit of both?

One easy way to decorate your porch for Halloween & fall is to stop by a local farm. Out here in the Midwest, there are tons of farmers selling pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks and gourds on the cheap. All you have to do is load up the car (in my case, Chelsea's), hand over some cash, and you're all set!

I decorated our porch with several items I purchased from one of our local farms, and spent next to nothing! Typically a spread like this would probably cost close to $150 if you purchased everything at a pumpkin patch, orchard, or decor store. Mine was less than a third of that cost!

The stalks were a bit taller than I thought they'd be, but that's alright, since the hay bales keep them in order.

I also came across some Indian corn and gourds this year at his farm, and scooped up a few of those for color. Plus, the squirrels & chipmunks can feast on them happily and provide the cats with entertainment from a safe distance.

These massive pumpkins are only $3-5 at the farm. Buying somewhere else, I'd probably have easily spent almost twice that amount, plus tax. Farmers don't tax, and the money helps support someone local- it doesn't get much better than that! 

Now onto the typical Halloween decor- spiders, jack-o-lanterns, and bats.

Everything I used for our front window was purchased at Dollar Tree, and I still have way more stashed away for the party at the end of the month. For now, I'm keeping it simple by just decorating the window and hanging up a bubble wreath on our front door.

For the bubble wreath, I used the same technique as I did in my tutorial post, only with different colors, a spider instead of flowers, and a sign from the dollar store underneath. 

To secure the spider, and ensure that he would stand out on the wreath, I wrapped the bottom middle with orange ribbon and hot glued everything in place.

For the window I used paper decals and tape. Oh, and scissors to cut the webs for the corners. Super easy.

Since these are paper, they had to be on the inside of the window, so the tape shows up from the outside during the day a bit, but at night it looks perfectly fine!

Once it gets closer to the party, I'll probably throw some fake webs over the bush out front, maybe cram some solar lights out along the edge of the garden, and spook it up a bit more inside. But for right now, this is perfectly fine!

It's so easy to decorate on a budget for the holidays when there are places like Dollar Tree around. And the best part is that most of this stuff can be taken down, stored in a Sterilite bin, and brought out again next year. 

Do you have any ideas for Halloween decorating that you'd like to share? Feel free to post them on the Facebook page!


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