Are you tired of store-bought Halloween decorations that have become generic? Always see the typical witch’s hat or pumpkins sprawled all over everyone’s front doors, or the usual centerpieces on coffee tables? Then it’s the year to go all-out crafty and make your very own unique and creative Halloween decorations.
Wow your friends with these insanely creative and expensive-looking DIY Halloween projects with supplies from the Dollar Store. It doesn’t take a lot of money to turn your home into a spooktacular bonanza – with these ingenious and budget-friendly finds, your family and friends are sure to be scratching their heads as to how you made these incredible Halloween decorations.
Check out these dollar store DIY projects for the perfect Halloween home.
DIY Spider Halloween Vase from Dollar Store Vase
Take a basic glass or plastic vase from the Dollar Store, make a spider’s web with glue stick, and spray it entirely black. Fill it up with purple roses and black twigs, and you’re got a spooky centerpiece that’ll go a long way. And don’t forget the freakishly huge spider for the full Halloween effect. Get the step by step tutorial via kscraftshack.
Dollar Store Halloween Wreath
Wreaths are a staple for front door decorations. But wreaths don’t always have to be pretty. Make this super creative hand skeleton wreath and you’ve got a classy and creepy Halloween decor to welcome your guests. Get the step by step tutorial via eighteen25.
Dollar Store Spooky Bush Eyes
Use these plastic pumpkins to turn them into super large spooky eyes. Place them on top of bushes for some creepy Halloween decor that will surely turn heads.
DIY Witch Legs from Pool Noodles and Dollar Store Stockings
Got some old black kitten heels lying around? Then make this super easy and super fast Halloween decor. All you need is a couple of pool noodles and cheap striped stockings from the Dollar Store and a super funny decor is yours to display. Via source.
DIY Skull Candlesticks
Candles for Halloween are always a staple but you can turn it up a notch by making these super cool skull candlesticks. You can get a pair of candlesticks from a Dollar Store, glue a skull with a candle on the top, and you’ve got an ingenious Halloween decor that’s sure to shock. via capscreations.
DIY Skeleton Vase
Wrap any Dollar Store vase with these awesome tiny skeletons and decorate with twine for a creepy vase that you can place on coffee tables or your home office. Get the tutorial via source.
DIY Halloween Chain from Pipe Insulation
Turn your living room into a living dungeon by decorating with these Halloween chains made from Dollar Store pipe insulation. Paint them black and grey for a more realistic effect. via source.
DIY Halloween Crystal Ball Candlesticks
Turn these surprising objects into mysterious goblets. Cast a shadowy effect on squeaky clean transparent crystal balls by holding them on top of a burning candle. Transfer any creepy print you want – a spider, a crow, or a bat – and place the balls on top of vintage-inspired black candlesticks from the Dollar Store in varying heights. Get the instructions via flamingotoes.
DIY Bell Jar Halloween Tablescape
Showcase a collection of oddities with these super creative bell jars. Buy some really cheap Halloween objects and animals, place them inside or cover them with glass jars, and you’ve got a curious case of creepiness that’s super classy and super creepy at the same time. Get the tutorial via thepinjunkie.
DIY Skeleton Fairies
Simply glue some butterfly wings on tiny skeletons and place them everywhere in your home for some subtle Halloween decor that’ll surely surprise. Get the instructions via halloweenforum.
Dollar Store Witch Brooms with Spray Paint
Turn a couple of witch’s brooms from basic to awesome by spray painting them in dark colors. Don’t forget to add on the glitter for some added sparkle.
DIY Concrete Halloween Ornament from Dollar Store Plastic Pumpkin
Who wants to see some drab old plastic pumpkin? Make your very own creepy concrete pumpkin by using a plastic pumpkin from the Dollar Store as a mold. Get the tutorial via hometalk.
DIY Zombie Siamese Twin Dolls
Take any pair of plastic dolls from the Dollar Store, paint them in grey, including their hair, wrap them in some tattered piece of fabric, and you’ve got zombie Siamese twin dolls to bring on the creepiness to any area of your home. Get the tutorial via justcraftyenough.
Painted Halloween Goblets – Easy to Paint Wine Glasses Using Paint Pens
Turn any wine glass to Halloween-appropriate by doodling Halloween themes on the sides. Just don’t forget to leave the upper rim clean so your guests won’t have second thoughts of actually drinking from the glasses. source.
Creepy Pond Idea Using Latex Gloves with Glow Sticks
If you have a pond at home, or maybe a small inflatable pool, create this freaky creepy pond by using blown up latex gloves and placing glow sticks inside. via source.
DIY Pottery Barn Bone Yard Ceramic Hurricanes
Skulls are always a great idea when it comes to Halloween decorations. They’re classy, weird, creepy, but appeal to both kids and adults. Make this super creative pottery barn bone yard ceramic project and place on tables, bookshelves, and even on the floor. source.
Halloween Magnetic Spiders Door Decoration
If you don’t want the mess of paint and glitter, and all that cutting and pasting, then these magnetic spider project is definitely for you. Simply glue some magnets on tiny spiders and arrange them on walls or on your refrigerator door. Get the tutorial via deliacreates.
DIY Shadow Box Pumpkins
Make a few Halloween village scenes with cut out board paper, candles, and of course, these pumpkins to hold everything in place. source.
DIY Creepy Crawly Spider Pumpkin
A mass of spiders is the stuff of nightmares. Create the scene by covering a pumpkin full of spiders, and don’t forget to add a trail for some serious scary appeal. Get the instructions via thekimsixfix.
Turning Cheap Battery-Powered Lights Into Creepy Eyeballs
Simple use Sharpees to doodle creepy eyes into these battery-powered lights. Place them outdoors and you’re sure to spook away possible intruders, or your neighbors. Get the tutorial via southnorthsouth.
Spiderweb Wine Glasses
Buy a few Dollar Store wine glasses and decorate the bottom with some spider webs and spiders. source.
DIY Elegant Raven Wreath from Dollar Store Black Birds
It looks so elegant yet has that touch of creepy. Another elegant front door wreath to get your creative juices flowing. Cover a basic wreath with these Dollar Store black ravens and you’ve got a super cool Halloween wreath to greet your family and friends. source.
Easy DIY Skeleton Dish
Take a tiny skeleton apart and glue around a basic dish. Spray paint everything in white and an ultra-cool dish is yours to serve some treats to trick-or-treaters or your party guests. Get the instructions via fourfrontdoors.
Turn a $1 Plastic Pumpkin Bucket into an Awesome Stone-Look Planter with Just Some Specialty Spray Paint
Spray paint a $1 plastic pumpkin in the color grey to make it look concrete, and place some flowers or a plant inside. via source.
Dollar Store Mummy Vase
Turn any Dollar Store vase into a mummy by wrapping it in gauze and adding some googly eyes. via source.
DIY Cheap and Easy Candles Made Out Of Paper Towels
Turn your used paper towel rolls into these awesome candlesticks by buying some Halloween supplies from the Dollar Store. Ignite your inner crafter and your family and friends will never believe these used to be paper towel rolls. Get the tutorial via houseofdewberry.
DIY Spell and Potion Book Tutorial
With just a few plastic Halloween objects from the Dollar Store, some metallic paint, and an old hard cover book, you’ll have an ancient-looking spell and potion book in no time. Add plenty of ghoulish details and your family and friends will certainly think these books are real. via betterafter.
DIY Glittered Pumpkin Pails
This super fast DIY project will be done in just minutes. Spray paint these Dollar Store plastic pumpkins in black, and paint the eyes and teeth with glitter. Get the tutorial via eddieross.
DIY Skull Candle Holder
Pile on three plastic skulls together, top the bottom and top with plastic dishes, and paint everything in black. Place a candle on the top, and you’ve got a super awesome Halloween candle holder to impress your guests. via endlesslyinspired.
DIY Snow White’s Poison Apple from Fake Apples
Decorate these fake apples on the dining table for your party. Using some supplies from the Dollar Store, take Snow White and the Evil Queen to your dinner party with this creative take on Halloween decor. via letsgetthrifty.
Over the past few days I’ve been reading some blogs and all the fantastic things parents have been doing with their kids. My time with Sylvia is often limited to evenings after school and weekends and is then determined by how my health is each day.
To make sure we have lots of family fun despite being ill I have to plan. This is where the quote above comes in. I can dream of having more fun with my daughter and set a goal to spend more time with her but if I don’t plan anything, it wont happen and will just be a nice thought.
So after sitting down together we have planned 15 things we want to do in the lead up to Christmas. This is our Christmas Bucket List.
Go to a Pantomine
Make some Christmas Decorations
Make a secret santa gift
Make our Christmas Hampers
Read ten Christmas Books
Have a Christmas Movie night
Visit Santa at a Grotto
Make some Reindeer and Snowman Poop! (with marshmallows and chocolate raisins)
Make a Christmas present for Grandma
Write a letter to Santa
Do some Christmas baking
Create some Christmas outfits for Sylvia’s dolls
write Christmas cards for Sylvia’s school friends together
Make a Christmas parcel for Sylvia’s Cousins in New Zealand
Here are the things I’d realistically like to achieve by the end of the year. This is my Blogging Bucket List.
By December I would like to have 500 followers on Facebook. This is the one social network I struggle with and have not even attempted to try and build yet. My FB page is growing slowly and organically and 500 is a nice figure in my mind!
By the end of my first year of blogging, I’d like to have 8000 followers on Twitter.
I would like to change my blog template before my one year anniversary. (Start of January)
I hope to have the illustrations completed for my first book. Yes, I’ve not mentioned it up until now but I am working on a book which I hope to publish in 2017.
I hope to have grown my Instagram to 1000 followers.
I hope to have written an additional 4 Guest Posts. So far I have done two.
I hope to be contacted by a PR/BRAND (and get a christmas gift for my daughter).
I hope to have made my initial contact with Medtronic (The company- I need to impress in order for them to miraculously agree to giving me a free Adrenal Pump in 2016) You never know! They just might if I keep growing my following and doing my best. It’s worth a shot!
I hope to have received the money for two posts I wrote in August that I’m still waiting to get paid for.
I hope to get published on THE MIGHTY- a popular website which posts articles written by people with chronic illness, health conditions and or disabilities. This may be very difficult to achieve but I’ll try
I hope to find the time to have a media pack made. Yep, I still have not done one but I hope to have this sorted by December at least.
To have found a sponsor to help cover the costs of attending the MumpreneurUK Conference in November. I just found out last week that I am a finalist in the Voice category and so it would be lovely to attend and stay in accommodation close by so I can split the day up and rest part way through and have somewhere to get ready for the awards etc.
Well this is quite a lot and as Debbie who tagged me said in her post, some things may take a little longer or may run over into next year but that’s okay. If i have goals then I have something to look towards.
A few weeks ago I was tagged by Laura from Laura’s Lovely Blog to write this post, 8 Photos of Happiness. I was really excited to be tagged for this one as I love sharing photos and it’s an opportunity to look back on happy times.
Thankyou Laura for the tag and I hope you enjoy my pictures. Angela xx
This is me with my parents, my sister and her husband and my two brothers. I live far away from my family as we migrated to New Zealand in 1995 and I returned to the UK in 2010.This photo makes me happy and is a nice reminder of those that I love and miss.
Next is a photo of my daughter Sylvia when I still called her peanut. At the time i did not know whether i was having a girl or a boy so peanut was the name.
This was Sylvia’s first Christmas. It was a sad time because it was when I separated from Sylvia’s birth father and took out a protection order but it was a happy time as I was on my own and always listened to Leona lewis Song Happy which made me happy.
This was on tour in Paris with Sylvia. When Sylvia was 18 month, we went travelling to different countries and this was a great experience full of happy memories.
This is another travel Photo. This time we were in Amsterdam and had just been on a boat ride which was very cool.
This is a picture of John and I taken around the time we got engaged. We were both so excited and happy to have found one another.
Here is a lovely wedding photo. This was the best and most happiest day ever and a week before I collapsed and was diagnosed with Adrenal failure.
This is me at my daughter’s school play. I don’t get out much due to illness and it was wonderful to be able to go and see Sylvia perform as an angel. I loved it.
These photos make me happy but it also makes me really sad because I see my life and how different it is now I am unwell and on steroids. Not wanting to put a negative spin on it but I really do hope to get better treatment one day so I can feel happier about myself once more and go places and do things like I used to. No matter what though, I’ll always try to be happy and positive no matter what life throws at me.