You’ll love these simple, budget-friendly ideas to help you get a spooky look in your home with dollar store Halloween finds.
There was a time when my house was that house at Halloween.
You know the one.
With tombstones all over the front yard.
Giant spiders and ghouls on the front porch.
And the entire first floor decorated to the gills.
My husband and I hosted an annual Halloween party that was pretty legendary!
Some day I’ll have to share some of those ideas with you!
But over the past few years things have changed.
I’ve been scaling back.
Keeping it more simple.
Only pulling out one or two of the Halloween bins…
And year after year, some of my favorite items to decorate with at Halloween are some dollar store finds.
This year I added in something new, and you’re not gonna believe where I found it!
But let’s start by looking at my favorite dollar store steals.
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Dollar Store Halloween Finds
My number one tip for getting the best dollar store finds is to shop there well before each holiday.
That’s how I found these fantastic crows.
If you miss them at your dollar store, Amazon has very similar crows with real feathers.
And these fun plastic skulls. Amazon sells a pack of six faux skulls with the same aged look for a great price!
Plus a bag of Spanish moss that I’ve reused for over a decade!
These three elements, crows, skulls, and Spanish moss are often the foundation for my Halloween decorating.
I love taking a few creepy items and adding them to pieces I use to decorate my home throughout the year.
This styrofoam skull came from our party store. I found a similar realistic-looking polyresin skull on Amazon.
I love how creepy it looks in this antique birdcage!
A few more crows perch atop this rustic candle lantern.
Isn’t the big guy saucy?
I love the expression on his face!
Some more Spanish moss in the base of the lantern gives it instant Halloween cred.
This large skull was a dollar store score from Five Below.
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Add Some Craft Store Finds
Even at Halloween.
These ferns have a fuzzy texture so they feel perfectly creepy to me!
I bought the burlap 31 sign at Hobby Lobby, but it would be so easy to make one of these with a block of wood, a piece of burlap, a few nail heads, and some black paint!
My new favorite spooky-looking Halloween decor is this piece of jute erosion fabric.
I actually bought it for my photography business and used it when I photographed newborns! LOL
I washed it a few times to get it soft and distressed-looking.
You would not believe how much fuzz it left in my washing machine!
And lint in the dryer. We ended up using this brush system to clean out our dryer vents to be safe.
But the mess was totally worth it.
I love how it adds so much organic texture to the mantel.
Safety Tip: definitely stick with battery candles with all this Spanish moss and that jute cloth.
And can we talk about that mirror?
The 36-inch round mirror with the window panes adds the perfect amount of curves to my linear family room.
What’s your favorite budget-friendly way to decorate for Halloween? Tell me in an email or leave a comment below!