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.
You can take a peek at how we used to do things plus see one of my easiest and cheapest Halloween crafts here.
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.
Dollar Store Halloween Finds
My number one tip for getting the best dollar store finds is to shop there at least two months before the holiday.
That’s how I found these fantastic crows.
And these fun plastic skulls.
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 love how creepy it looks in this antique bird cage!
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
I love adding botanicals into my decorating.
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 a roll of it from the Walmart garden center for my photography business.
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.
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?
We were selected by Wayfair for their Fireplace Upgrade campaign and that one piece has transformed my family room!
You’ve got to see what used to hang over my fireplace to see what a big difference it makes.
What’s your favorite budget-friendly way to decorate for Halloween? Tell me in an email or leave a comment below!
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