Monday, October 31, 2011

DIY ~ Halloween Decor Cheap and Easy

Happy Halloween!!  Do you love to decorate for Halloween as much as I do?  I love it.  This year I haven't gone all out as I did last year, but I did still decorate a bit!  You may have seen some pics of my spooky fireplace in some of my outfit posts, so here it is again :)
The skull on the pedestal is a plastic one I picked up at the dollar store, but thought it looked crappy.  So I lightly spray painted some silver over it and it looks fab now!

The best part of this decor is that everything cost about $1!  The majority of things came from the dollar store, and the rest I got on clearance at Target last year, the day after Halloween.  If you don't shop for the following year the day after, you are nuts and should!
My dining room.  Aren't the words so cute?  I'll give you the tutorial below :)

My jar of severed fingers, and my googly eye frame!  If you don't remember, here's the tutorial >> click here.  
There's three DIYs here :)  The zombie barbies are my personal favorite.  I used thrift store barbies, and followed these instructions.  The lanterns the kids made, using these instructions
Our little graveyard.  Super cute right?  I kind of wanted to put some trees in there but didn't get around to it.  The tutorial is below!

To make the graveyard, you'll need:

  • Shallow box
  • Newspaper
  • Spanish moss (dollar store)
  • Skull/skeleton necklaces (dollar store)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun (optional)
  • Gray cardboard for tombstones, and sharpie to decorate them 

Crumble up some newspaper to fill the box; I used three pieces.
Dissect all the necklaces for the pieces.  I saved the large skulls for something else.  I also chose to dissect one whole skeleton as well.
Spread the moss all over the top of the newspaper, and then decorate as you wish!  
For the words I hung in my dining room, I bought these glittered words at Target for $2.50 each.  I used a 3 foot length of this black sheer ribbon I had on hand for each word.  Thread the ribbon through the letters, as close to each end as possible, and then tie the ends up at the top in a bow.  Hang them up just below the bow!

Do you decorate for Halloween?  I cannot wait to live in a house again so I can decorate the outside as well as the inside!  I also know that I'll be stocking up on more things come November 1st for cheap cheap cheap!



  1. You really have done a fab job on all these decorations!!! I dont get into Halloween, not really. I remember putting up those spider webs one year, took me weeks to get themall off, lol.

    Happy Monday!

  2. wow, amazing!! you really know how to decorate a place. happy halloween!


  3. Haha, the zombie barbies are my favorite! Looks good! Your kiddos must love it! :)

  4. These are great ideas! The zombie barbies are my favorite too. They are so fun and different!

  5. You did an awesome job! I love the zombie barbies just like all the girls and also the spider web spooky! If you can make an apt look this awesome I can only imagine a single family home! AHHH!!!

  6. WOW- What cute ideas. You go all out for Halloween. I think the most I done was stuck a wreath I bought from Walmart on the door. It seems like Halloween just creeped up on me this year!

  7. Amazing, what a great effort! Very impressive :) Love the step-by-step instructions to make your own graveyard! x

  8. The best part is how easy these DIYs are! We always shop for the next year's decorations on the day after. It's the best time to get the best deals!

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  9. The spooky graveyard is adorable!

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist


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