I always get in to decorating our house for the holidays. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because it’s the first in the fall and signifies the start of the holiday season, so I usually go all out. We had the floors in our house re-done last week so I didn’t think I’d get my decorations up this year, but I made it happen a few nights ago and I’m so glad I did! It really feels like home now and has me thinking of all the festivities with family and friends in the coming months. So many of these decorations are easy and cheap DIYs to get you inspired to haunt your own house with spooky decor.
I decorate three areas in our home: the entry table, the fireplace mantle, and a side table in the living room. I start by covering each surface with a fabric, either black tulle or a tea towel, and a strand of Halloween lights. I then use a mix of DIY Halloween decorations that I’ve made over the years, vases/decor items that I already own and use throughout my house, and a few store-bought Halloween decor items.
The sign on my entry table, the large black spiders, the potion bottles, and the black branches that flank my fireplace are all easy DIYs that are very budget-friendly. The sign and the branches didn’t cost me anything because I used supplies I already had. The potion bottles and the spiders can be created for under $20 total. The framed print on the mantle was a free printable from pinterest that I put in a dollar store frame. I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to Halloween decorating ideas that you can check out for more inspiration! Click each picture above for detailed steps on how to make these DIYs.
I’ve accumulated the store-bought Halloween pieces over the years. Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite destinations for holiday decorating (the seasonal stock is always on sale!). The ceramic plates, tea towels, and both candy bowls on the entry table are all from Hobby Lobby. Some other stores I love to shop for Halloween goods are Pottery Barn, Pier One, Target, World Market and Wayfair. As I mentioned before, I like to mix in regular decor from around my house, like the star-shaped mirror on the entry table, the vases that hold the branches, and the hanging piece of driftwood. The tan and brown swirled vase on the mantle is a souvenir from my and Blake’s honeymoon in Belize! Using things you already own is a great way to save money and make your decorations completely unique to your home and style.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own holiday scene in your house to kick off this wonderful season! I’ll be sharing another post soon with tons of Halloween party food ideas!