I love, love, love Halloween. I start decorating in September. It is really easy to decorate your entire home for Halloween with very little money, since there are so many low price options out there these days!
I get most of my stuff at Wal-Mart and the Dollar Store. Since I have two young kids, I don’t want items that are too scary or that can break easily, so the cheaper stuff works well for the look I am going for. I also don’t have time to make stuff myself. I see tons of cute crafty ideas out there, but by the time I buy all the supplies (since I own very few craft items, even the common ones!) and make it (and inevitably… screw it up) I could have just bought it! (and probably for less money!)
This year Wal-Mart was a gold mine of Halloween stuff… but if you are not into sparkles, then you will hate most of what they have. Lucky for me, I love everything that glitters and most of my holiday decor shows it. (glitter Christmas tree? Sure!! Why not?)
They had signs, skulls, and pumpkins all covered in glitter, and almost everything was less than $2! These signs were $1.97… the pumpkins were $.97 and the large skulls were a bit more (I think $2.97??) The glitter skulls are my favorite, since even though they are Styrofoam… they look way more expensive. I saw many similar glitter skulls at HomeGoods for $20 or more! I also got a bag of mini skulls for my apothecary jars and some tattered ‘scary’ fabric. My shopping cart was literally leaving behind a trail of glitter and I couldn’t have been happier.
The dollar store has great stuff for decorating outside. They have the cheapest spider webs there, which is a must have! I buy at least 5 bags. I let my son go to town with this stuff! He decorates all the shrubs with it however he likes! This year, I also used it on my large dining room mirror and I love it. They also have scary door knockers, pumpkins, spooky gates, and plastic skulls that we just throw around our yard.
This year I also got some Halloween cups, bowls, & skull goblets (hello… wine glasses!) since we host a big pumpkin carving party every year for the family and I like to be prepared with fun stuff! Dollar Store score!
Where do you go to find awesome Halloween decorations that are scary cheap?
*Nothing in this post was sponsored or given to me for free, I just love cheap, sparkly things*