Decorating Your Home for Halloween on a Budget!
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Decorating Your Home for Halloween on a Budget!

Halloween decorations

It is exciting to decorate for Halloween, but it can run into a lot of money.  Or, you can use items from around your home to make great, scary items. This will make your Halloween scary, and exciting. It will also be a lot cheaper, for those of us on a budget.

Scary Ghosts:

Scary ghosts can be easy. Get an old white sheet. Most of us have them around. If you do not, go to your local dollar store, thrift store, or retailer, and buy the cheapest white sheets you can find. Put a pillow or two in the center of the sheet. Combine the sheet with a rope, or thick string, directly beneath the pillows. Now it is ready, just hang it in a tree, or your prefered place.

Tombstones and caskets:

These are easy to make. Use old cardboard you have around your home, or check a few grocers to see it they have any boxes you can have. Use a sharp blade to cut shapes (parents only). Paint them black, and use white shoe polish to decorate. You can make sunny sayings, or any other decorations you choose.

Spider webs:

Buy a small roll of black yarn. You can use this to drape an area. I tie sections to give it a web appeal. You can then buy cheap plastic spiders to hang from the web. I like to tie the string around the spider and hang it in front of a doorway.

Extra people in your yard:

Get old clothing and stuff it with newspaper. I use plastic jack-o-lanterns for their heads. You can paint them different colors, for different effects. I have also used a paper bag stuffed and coated with ketchup. Place it in theie laps; it makes it appear that there heads are in the bag.

Dead flowers:

Dead flowers are easy. Buy yourself flowers a couple of weeks before Halloween. They will be dead by the time you want to put them out. (Or just go outside--your summer flowers are probably prime subjects by now.)  You can then paint them black, and put in an old vase. It is also fun to put them into a large glass vase, and use red food coloring to give the water a blood effect.


You can use different methods to make blood. You may use food coloring in water. Use ketchup outside. It is easy to clean up after. Red lipstick is great too.

These are just a few things that can be made at home. Decorating can be fun, and inexpensive. Be creative and get your children involved. You do not have to spend a fortune. Use items around your home, and put them together for a scary Halloween. Be creative, and have fun.

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Sounds like fun.