Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays of the year; for good reason, it is a lot of fun. In addition to trick or treating and costume parties, decorating for the holiday is catching on in a big way. Perhaps you too have considered decorating your home this year. You may hesitate because of the associated cost–after all, you want to save your money for the candy and costumes. However, if you’re willing to put in a little effort and get creative, it is possible to decorate for Halloween and stay on a budget. It’s not too late for your home to look its spooky best. Check out these tips and get started now!
- Decorate Naturally – Halloween isn’t just about ghosts and goblins, you can find some great Halloween decorations at your local grocery store or even in your backyard. Utilize pumpkins, squash and colorful leaves to create an effortless display that is perfect for the holiday. If you have a “spooky” tree in your yard, it can be a great place to decorate too.
- Pinterest – If you haven’t already joined the Pinterest bandwagon, now is a great time. The site is filled with tons of projects and other great ideas for decorating throughout the year, but especially around holidays–many of which you can complete on a small budget.
- Reuse Old Costumes – Last year’s Halloween costume can become this year’s decor. Use that old witch’s hat, ghost costume or other pieces to decorate. Create a scarecrow and dress him or her in last year’s costume to sit on your front porch rocker for a very cheap and easy decoration that looks like it cost you a bundle.
- Only a Dollar? – Dollar stores are a great place to pick up a few little decorations like window clings, cutouts and porch decorations without spending too much. Even if the quality isn’t the best, you’ll only use them for a couple of weeks, so they are still a good deal.
- Sales Abound – Whether online or locally, there are great deals to be had. If you shop online, don’t forget to stack offers to get the best deal. For instance, use that Kohls coupon code on an already-marked-down Halloween decor item and you’ll save big!
- Shop Secondhand – While your local thrift store may not have a huge Halloween selection, there are likely plenty of items that can be re-purposed into spooky decor. Ghosts made from old bed sheets are only the beginning. Look at things with an open mind and see what you can create.
As you can see, you can purchase and create great Halloween decorations without spending too much money. If you take care of your bargain finds and creations you can use your decorations for years to come. Get your whole family involved in the process of creating decor and dressing your house, and you will find that it can be a lot of fun too. One last financial concern you want to keep in mind is that you need to save plenty of cash for your candy budget–when your house looks nice and spooky, you’ll have plenty of trick or treaters on Halloween night!
Author Bio: Lis enjoys Halloween and all the decorations that come with it. She recently purchased her first home and is excited for all the trick-or-treaters!