Dollar Store Halloween Decorations
You can find the best and cheap Halloween decorations at the dollar store, Target One Spot, or by using materials that you already have to create Halloween decorations for 2021. I put together this post with 25+ Halloween decor ideas from the dollar store so you can see how easy it is to decorate for Halloween while on a budget. Keep reading for where to get cheap Halloween decorations!
This post was originally published on Sep 29, 2016.
How can I decorate for Halloween cheap?
You can easily decorate for Halloween using cheap or free items and a little creativity. Dollar stores offer the best Halloween decorations to help you stay on budget. Keep reading to find several ideas to decorate for Halloween for little or no money!
How do you make easy Halloween decorations?
You can make your own Halloween decorations by using items you already have around your house. Paint an old farmhouse sign or scrap wood for fun lawn signs. Use old toys and dolls to create creepy decorations. Use cardboard boxes to create a scary front door. Ideas are limitless to make easy Halloween decorations!
How do you store Halloween decorations?
I store Halloween decorations in plastic tubs in our attic or shed. Some Halloween decorations are too big for storage tubs (like a 6-ft skeleton) so I store them in oversized black trash bags with a label on the outside.
25+ Halloween Decor Ideas from the Dollar Store
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You will never guess how easy it is to create this creepy window spiderweb window from Better Homes and Gardens! This DIY spider door only takes a few minutes and $1 in supplies! You can add to your mirrors inside your home too and would look great for a Halloween party!
Supplies to make the Spiderweb Window:
Easy Dollar Store Halloween Tablescape
Create this simple dollar store tablescape using items found at the Dollar Store! I love creating a table setting using decorations found at Dollar Tree. The Dollar store has cute dishes and vases that you can easily decorate for a Halloween party or special occasion.
Supplies to make the Halloween Table Scape:
- Plastic Rat
- Plastic Bird or Bat
- Glass Vases
Dollar Store Halloween Book Covers
Wrap scrap paper around books and decorate with Halloween images and quotes. Or Design your own book covers using Word, PicMonkey, or PowerPoint. Use books from the Dollar Tree or DVD cases! Sit these Halloween stamped books on a mantle, shelves, hutch, or coffee table.
Supplies to make the Halloween Books:
Dollar Tree Halloween Stamped Book Covers (Free Printables)
Farmhouse book covers are all the rage on Instagram and Simple Made Pretty makes it easy to decorate your home for any occasion using her printable Stamped Book Covers. Print and wrap around any book or DVD cases, then wrap with ribbon or twine. Sit these Halloween stamped books on a mantle, shelves, hutch, or coffee table. The best part about these covers is they can be printed on any color paper!
Supplies to make the Stamped Book Covers:
- Free Printable (get it here)
- Dollar Tree books
Pumpkin Candy Bowl DIY
I love the idea of decorating a pumpkin and filling with treats for trick or treaters! Clean out a huge pumpkin (use a real one or a plastic one found at craft stores) and decorate with die-cut letters or sticks found at Dollar Tree. How cute would these be to hold party favors for a Halloween party?!
Supplies to make the Pumpkin Candy Bowl:
- Pumpkin (real or plastic)
- Stickers/Die-cut letters
Spider Glass Plates DIY
Dollar store glass plates get a makeover by stamping the bottom with a spider stamp! If you don’t have a stamp, you could use a Cricut machine or stickers from Dollar Tree! These would look great on the clear throw-away plates from Dollar Tree too!
Supplies to make the Spider Plates:
Witch Brooms Party Decor DIY
Make these paper straw witch brooms using raffia and washi tape from the Dollar Tree to add a fun accessory to your Halloween celebrations! These would make a cute party favor with a little treat tied to them too!
Supplies to make the Witch Broom Party decor:
- paper straw
- Hay bails/Raffia
- Washi Tape
Glow-Stick Ghost Balloons
Make these glow-in-the-dark ghost balloons using white balloons and glow sticks from the dollar store! Actually, I saw these ghost balloons at Dollar Tree this year! All you need are your own glowsticks to stick inside the Dollar Tree Ghost Balloons to make these fun Halloween decorations. They also double as a party favor for kids to take home!
Supplies to make the Glow Stick Ghost Balloons:
DIY Halloween Front Door
This DIY creepy front door was made using dollar store finds and other basic household supplies. DIY your own tombstones or pick some up from Dollar Tree. DIY your own chain (the Dollar Tree also sells a fake chain) and use cardboard boxes from Dollar Tree to create a faux boarded-up door.
Supplies to make the DIY Creepy Front Door:
- Dollar Tree Faux Chain
- Cardboard Boxes
- Old sheet (for ghost)
DIY Halloween Pumpkin Topiary
This dollar store pumpkin topiary can be made in minutes using a few faux or real pumpkins, Dollar Tree alphabet stickers, and some greenery. Bonus if you have a cute pot to place the pumpkins in!
Supplies to make the Pumpkin Topiary:
- Plastic Pumpkins
- Alphabet Stickers
Raven Wreath DIY Halloween Decor
This creepy raven wreath is made from dollar store birds and a Dollar Tree wreath form. From afar, this wreath might look elegant. But once up close, these blackbirds will creep you out!
Supplies to make the raven Wreath DIY:
- Fake Birds
- dollar store wreath form
- Glue or zip ties
DIY Skull Wreath for Halloween
This skull wreath is made using mini skulls from the Dollar Tree and is probably less than $2 to make! The skulls at Dollar Tree are white, but you can paint them black to make it seem extra spooky.
Supplies to make the Skull Wreath:
- Dollar Tree Skulls
- Wreath Form
Halloween Twig Wreath
Spray paint a dollar store twig wreath black for a quick and easy Halloween wreath. Use this wreath on your front door or anywhere in your home to create scary decorations.
Supplies to make the Creepy Twig Wreath:
- Twig Wreath
- Black Spray Paint
DIY Halloween Ghost Candles
These ghost candles are quick and easy to make using a sharpie and Dollar Tree candles! Try making these candles in different shapes, sizes, and colors. I could see making a pumpkin face on orange candles too!
Supplies to make the Ghost Candles:
- Black Sharpie Marker
Halloween Framed Signs
Make these super easy floating frames using Dollar Tree picture frames and Dollar Tree Halloween stickers. These Halloween signs are easy enough to make that kid can help and the Dollar Tree has many different kinds of stickers and alphabet stickers to choose from.
Supplies to make the Halloween Framed Signs:
- Dollar Store picture frames
- Halloween Stickers
Halloween Garage Door
I love this creepy silhouette of hands and feet on the garage door. This DIY requires a bit more work (unless you have a Cricut machine) but you can find black vinyl ar Target One Spot and hand-cut the images to use on your garage door or windows.
Supplies to make the Creepy Garage Door:
- Black Vinyl from Target One Spot
- Stencil or Template to Cut Feet and Hands (Google search)
Snake Door Mat Halloween Decor
Spray paint dollar store snakes black to create this creepy doormat. Add some spotlights on this doormat so trick or treaters will be scared when approaching your doorstep. I just love how simple but creepy this Halloween front door decor is!
Supplies to make the Snake Door Mat:
- Plastic Dollar Tree Snakes
- Black Spray Paint
Halloween Witch Legs DIY Decor
These witch legs in a bush are hilarious and spooky at the same time. This DIY is really easy… all you need are Use pool noodles, tights, and shoes to make witch legs. Stick them in a bush or plant (or even coming from under the house) for a funny Halloween decoration.
Supplies to make the Witch Legs:
Halloween DIY Witch Hat Decor
Make mini witch hat decor out of leftover party supplies and use around your house for Halloween decorations. Use these little witch hats on tiered trays or give as party favors.
Supplies to make the DIY Witch Hat Decor:
- party hats
- paper plates
Halloween Creepy Lawn Signs
Use a dollar store fake hand and a DIY sign in the yard to create some creepy yard decor. Use a Dollar Tree cardboard sign and paint to write Help Me and stick in your front yard. This is such an easy and fun Halloween decoration.
Supplies to make the Creepy Lawn Signs:
- fake hand
- cardboard box
- red and white paint
DIY Halloween Graveyard
Turn your yard into a graveyard with DIY tombstones and lanterns from the Dollar Tree. The Dollar Tree sells both (foam) Halloween tombstones and mini lanterns so you can create a spooky graveyard like this one for super cheap!
Supplies to make the DIY Graveyard:
Halloween Creepy Lawn Dolls
Spray painting dolls white makes them ultra-creepy, don’t ya think? Head to your local thrift store and ask if they have any dolls with missing parts, lol. Spray paint them white and place in your yard. You are sure to scare someone!
Supplies to make the Creepy Lawn Dolls:
- White Spray Paint
Decorating for Halloween is fun and incorporating some of these cheap and easy ideas will add excitement to your Halloween festivities. Have fun and Happy Halloween! Booohaaahaha!
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