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The weather is starting to cool just a bit, and many of us are starting to collect ideas for cheap Halloween decorations.  It can be a lot of fun to create just the right mood in your home that gets everyone excited about the season.  The good news is that you can decorate without breaking the bank!

Here are 13 cheap Halloween decorations that are easier to put together than screaming in a haunted house.

13 Cheap Halloween Decorations

13 Cheap Halloween Decorations, Easier than screaming in a haunted house! These frugal Halloween decoration ideas are so simple that you might already have most (or all!) of the materials on hand. Check them out and give your home that spooky feeling without breaking the bank.


Witch Broom

This broom is neat, because it’s understated and a bit unusual.  (“Wait, is that a broom?”)  Best of all?  You might very well have everything you need on hand for a free project!  Details to create this look can be found at Earnest Home Co.

Halloween broom diy

Black Cat Wreath

This wreath is adorable!  You’ll love the cute nod at Halloween, especially if you’re a cat lover.  Get a great look at a dollar store price.  Visit Shaken Together for the full details.

Halloween Black Cat Wreath

Skeleton Hands Wreath

If you want decor with a little spook, this wreath will keep the fright in your eyes (and out of your wallet).  Head over to Tried and True for instructions on making this frugal wreath.

Halloween spooky hands wreath

Spider Webs

If you aren’t willing to take the easiest route to having spider webs in your home (you know, just don’t knock down the real ones in the corners of your home), then go for this simple idea instead.

You probably have big black garbage bags already on hand, which makes this a #yearofno approved decoration!  Be sure to check out how Lilly from Fast Forward Fun achieved this very cool look at an even cooler price.

Easy DIY Trash Bag Spiderwebs


Mason Jar Luminaries

These luminaries are easy enough that the kids can pitch in and help.  It will be fun to light these as the days grow shorter and it gets dark before bedtime.  Check out Where Imagination Grows for all of the crafty details.

Mason Jar Fall Luminaries Craft


Mummy Wine Bottle

What a fun way to dress up a hostess gift!  Did you save a few bucks on a cheap bottle of wine?  No one needs to know!

Or you could pull out an empty wine bottle and put it to good use at home.  Learn how to create this mummy from Tikkido.

Mummy Wine Bottle


 Trick or Treat Halloween Banner

Get the free printable to create this beautiful Trick or Treat banner from Ella Claire Inspired.

Halloween Trick or Treat Banner


Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Banner

If you’re looking for a more understated look, try this colorful banner from Home Remedies.Halloween Banner


4×4 Post Ghosts

If you have scraps of wood lying around, turn them into ghosts.  You’ll also find ideas for making them into jack o’lanterns from My Repurposed Life.

Yard Ghosts

Halloween Mantel

If you find the idea of putting together a festive mantel to be challenging, Lillian Hope Designs gives you step by step directions for replicating her ideas here.  You’ll be amazed at how little it costs to put this look together!

Halloween Mantel


Free Printable

Free printables are often my “go to” when I’m looking for frugal home decor ideas.  Halloween is the perfect time for a fearful quote.  Try this fun one from Sugar Bee Crafts.

Halloween printable quote

 DIY Printables

I love the freebies that Toot Sweet 4 Two offers.  Even better are the tutorials she offers so you can make your own printables!  So if you haven’t found a printable that’s just right, do it yourself.

Free Halloween printable

Googly Eye Halloween Door

Even the front door can get in on the Halloween spirit!  Give your door the googly eye treatment without worrying about your paint.  Craftaholics Anonymous will show you how.

Halloween door idea


These 13 Cheap Halloween Decorations are simple and frugal enough to help you enjoy Halloween in your home without breaking the bank.

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And be sure to check out my 5 Frugal Ways to Find Cheap or Free Halloween Costumes.

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13 Cheap Halloween Decorations, Easier than Screaming in a Haunted House
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13 Cheap Halloween Decorations, Easier than Screaming in a Haunted House
Looking for cheap Halloween decoration ideas? You'd never know that most of these creations were made with objects people had on hand or found at the dollar store! Get that spooky house feeling without the scary cost.