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Don’t blow the budget this Halloween! Give your home a spooky makeover for less with these dollar store Halloween decor DIY ideas. You can get most of the items at your local dollar star or for only a few dollars from Amazon.
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A trail of newly hatched baby spiders is enough to bring out the arachnophobia is anyone. An easy, creepy addition to any space.
This is an inexpensive way to give any room a huge eerie impact! Crafty Lumberjacks pulled this look together for less than $3.00!
Buy a bunch of white candles and one red candle, then melt the red candle wax and drip it onto your white candles for a blood dripping effect. Here’s the tutorial on how to do it.
Black Snake Pit
Vampire Bat Invasion
I love this simple but super effective bat attack. Cut a bunch of bats out of card stock, then tape them up on your walls or ceiling. The more the better I think. You can get a printable bat template here.
DIY Trashbag Spiderwebs
All you need are some trash bags and sharp scissors for this easy, spiderweb DIY. You can find out how to make the spiderweb shape here.
3D Ghost Faces
Eerie ghost faces trying to escape from these picture frames are sure to scare the pants off of anyone whom encounters them this Halloween season. Created using a simple cheesecloth and starch technique, you can make a single framed ghost head or an entire set to hang and spook the halls. Full Video Tutorial here.
Body Bag Crime Scene
Stuff some pillows or clothes into black bags and tape up to look like bodies in a bag. Craftabilities has an awesome tutorial on pulling off this DIY.
Bloody Bathroom Scene
What you need to pull this off this spooky room makeover: white shower curtain + paint brush (for writing on the toilet bowl and strokes of blood on shower curtain) + cheap or old white towel + fake blood (here are 8 DIY recipes)+ red food coloring in toilet bowl + cheap white bath mat (or cut a piece of towel). Image credit.
DIY Bloody Handprint Window Clings
Sticking with the blood splattered theme … make these eerie looking bloody hand prints using supplies you most probably already have in your kitchen. Get the full How to here.
DIY Apothecary Jars
Decorate your shelves and tables with these DIY Apothecary Jars. All you need to pull off this look are some recycling jars, modge podge and to print off these creepy labels from Frynes Designs.
There’s not much creepier than a bunch of dangling dolls and knives. Sure to send shivers down your spine. Raid the toybox for old toys (the more damaged the better) and hang them with rope from the ceiling. Here are the full instructions on how to make this creepy doll mobile.
You can find these skeletons all over the place this time of year. Get creative with your skeletons and stick them to the side of your house to make it look like they are trying to get inside! (Image Credit)
Crime Scene Investigation
Grab a bag of bones and use your imagination to create a gory crime scene in the yard. Complete the look with police crime scene tape to block off the area (great if you’re trying to keep the kids off an area of your garden).
Dancing Lawn Ghosts
Poke a styrofoam ball through the top of a garden/fence stake or dowel, and then cover it with white fabric or cheesecloth. Staple or tie them together to make it look as if they are holding hands. Instructions here.
I love this spooky looking serving platter by Four Front Doors. To make this DIY you will need a plastic skeleton + taper candle holder + glass tealight holder + glue + white spray paint + silver spray paint + black acrylic paint.
Skeleton Hands Wreath
Wrap a Body in a Spider Cocoon
Use dirty bandages and spider webs to ‘cocoon a body on your front door. (Image Credit)
Creepy Crawly Pumpkin
This creepy crawly pumpkin would make an awesome table decoration. Get the tutorial here.
I can’t even look at these creepy little creatures without getting the urge to look over my shoulder. A trip to the Thrift shop should get you a stash of old (even chipped) figurines. Simply spray paint black and paint the eyes an eerie red. Full tutorial here from Sadie Seasoned Goods.
These DIY Tombstone Candles are made using a paper towel & toilet paper rolls, glue gun, led candle and paint. Take a look at how to make them here.
DIY Spell Books
Recycle old books that you’ll never read again into a library of Spell Books that are sure to add a spooky touch to your Halloween decor. What you will need: hardcover books + adhesive craft foam + tissue paper + craft paint + mod podge + glue gun . Source: Popsugar
Printable Potions Book Covers
If you’re not quite ready to spray paint your books, then wrap them in printable covers. You can get them here from the Idea Room.
DIY Witches Brooms
Make these fun and easy witches brooms for FREE! Perfect for your Halloween Porch. You can get the tutorial here from Tastefully frugal.
DIY Crystal Ball
Use an old fish bowl to create this spooky Crystal ball decoration – complete with black and white ghost inside. Get the instructions here.
You’ll never look at loved ones the same way after transforming their images into a ghostly display. Find out how to make them here.
Black Lace Candles
Here’s a simple DIY to add a little drama to any regular candle. Image Source.
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