It’s simple to decorate your home for Halloween with these easy to follow ideas! All you need are a few dollar store finds, a little scrapbook paper, some cheesecloth, and a bag of Spanish moss.
Decorate Your Home for Halloween
Let’s start out with my fireplace mantel. The crows, gargoyle and small tombstone were all scored at my local dollar store. I swapped out the filler in my hurricane for some Spanish moss and added some little plastic spiders. Those furry rats were a find at our local party store and I got them for 50% off at the end of the season. And the large headstone was a find at Michael’s that I got with a 40% coupon.
I got a little bit crafty and used some Halloween-themed scrapbook paper to make the banner. I also found some scenic Halloween paper that I put in an album frame. It adds a little pop of color to the upper part of the mantel.
Adding Halloween to the Kitchen
In the kitchen, I swapped out the sign and picture frame. I used a set of stackable measuring cups that I got on clearance from World Market. The bust is another clearance item from Michael’s.
One of my favorite tricks to decorate your home for Halloween uses cheese cloth. You can purchase “creepy cloth” from most party stores or Halloween decor stores. But all it is is cheese cloth that’s been tea-stained and had holes cut into it!
I drape my homemade spooky cloth all around the chandelier in my kitchen eating area. Next, I attach a few dollar store crows and voila: an eerie Halloween decorating statement.
Here’s a different angle and you can see there’s a few little plastic spiders mixed into the cheesecloth too.
My kitchen table centerpiece features more Spanish moss and dollar store finds.
I love the way Spanish moss adds a little texture and natural spookiness. For this centerpiece, I started with my tiered stand, added a little Spanish moss, and then topped each tier with a skull, gargoyle, rat and white pumpkin.
The credenza area in my kitchen is another great spot to add a little Halloween decor too.
The bird cage hanging on the wall is where we hang greeting cards that we receive. But in October it holds my BOO sign. I used leftover scrapbook paper from the banner in the family room. The little shelf has another dollar store rat and headstone.
I found the white bird cage sitting on the credenza at an antique store for $10! Score! Add some Spanish moss to the bottom, and then a skull with some dollar store crows makes a nicely spooky vignette.
Do you decorate your home for Halloween? What are your favorite ways to add a little spooky?