Cheap & Easy Ways to Decorate Your House for Halloween

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Halloween decorations

We've only got a week to go before Halloween, so if you are planning on decorating your house to impress (or maybe scare) trick-or-treaters, now is the time to do it!

I know, I know -- there are so many holidays throughout the year that going all out in the decorating department for the sake of one night in October seems a little bit pointless, especially considering how pricey some home decor items can be.

But as the parent of a Halloween-obsessed 6-year-old who thinks putting up spiders and cobwebs is way more exciting than any Christmas tree -- I can tell you first hand that decorating your home for Halloween is a lot easier and less expensive than you think.

Take a look at this photo of my foyer, for example. (Yes, I know that it looks like Halloween threw up in my house.)

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Believe it or not -- nothing you see pictured cost more than about $10 or so, and actually, most of it came from our local dollar store. The signs, lanterns, spider, and skulls were all bought for less than the price of a cup of coffee -- and the haunted house? That came from a do-it-yourself craft kit that was really cheap as well. (But it's a pain to put together and that's why I made my husband do it.)

And if cheap store-bought decorations aren't quite your cup of tea, you can always just pick up a few small pumpkins and gourds at the grocery store and adorn your tables and shelves with those. Sometimes all you really need is that extra pop of fall color to make your home ready for a spooky and festive Halloween night.

How are you decorating your home this Halloween?


Image via Mary Fischer

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ash-lee ash-lee

Lol! This really seemed more like an excuse to show off your foyer than giving advice on cheap Halloween decorating ideas!

godde... goddess99

I just decorate our porch, not usually the inside.

Madel... Madelaine

I do the porch too.

Madel... Madelaine

Maybe we will do the inside this year too.

jessi... jessicasmom1

just our porch outside for us and others to see 

MamaM... MamaMandee

We go all out both inside and out. I got told a few times we had the best done house in town! 

gacgb... gacgbaker

Cute ideas!  We do more fall decorations then Halloween since we don't really celebrate Halloween and then you can also leave them up longer if they are just general fall ones.  

Rushn311 Rushn311

I've been collecting for years. Hubby took care of the outside. I did the inside. It takes me a good couple of days. I mostly do the living room, and dining room.

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

Just a little bit.  Not much at all.

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