So…Halloween is next week and you might be like me and realize that there’s not much Halloween-ish-ness going on at your house. While I do like to decorate during the holidays, I generally just have a few places in the main living area that I put up decorations. (I’ve also got littles in my house who like to play with the decor if it’s not out of reach.) I’m not into creepy or spooky so my Halloween decor leans more towards pumpkins and witches, rather than skulls and zombies. But whatever your Halloween decorating style is, there are a few staples that you can’t go wrong with.
Chalkboards: Chalkboards are a great year-round decor piece because they are so easy to change. I feel like chalkboards are especially fun in the fall. Depending on the size of yours, you can put a simple “Happy Halloween” or something a little longer like “Something wicked this way comes…”. I have a couple of chalkboards in different sizes and shapes that I change out. I found a cute one at Hobby Lobby the other day for $4 and used my 40% off coupon. Talk about inexpensive!
Pumpkins: Maybe this one goes without saying, but I love to decorate with pumpkins in the fall. Halloween is the obvious time of year with all the jack-o-lanterns popping up everywhere. Real or fake, carved or not, putting a couple pumpkins on the front porch or on a table will instantly Halloween-ify your home.
Balloon spiders: My kids love the balloon spider we have up in our front room! It’s so easy to make and inexpensive too. You could put multiple ones around the house or on your front porch. Just pick up a bag of balloons and some crepe paper at the dollar store next time you go. Unless you’re planning on using black balloons and crepe paper at some other time during the year, you’ll have supplies left over for next year which is that much less that you have to spend on decor.
Spider webs: There are two different kinds of spider webs you can do: the white polyester kind or black yarn webs. I usually do the polyester kind but this year I did the black yarn webs and they look so fun around the house! If you’d like to do some too, check out this tutorial. Either type of web would look awesome with the balloon spiders (or any spiders). You can put these webs almost anywhere, including outside on your porch. Plus, neither one cost much to buy.
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Apothecary Jars: These jars come in all different shapes and sizes, so feel free to mix and match to create interest. I bought a couple at Hobby Lobby last year when they were running a sale on their glass items and they only cost me $3-$4. To make it more Halloween-ish, you just fill them with water and food coloring and finish them off with a label. I used a chalkboard label and chalk pencils to label my “contents”. If you don’t want to deal with chalkboard labels, there are lots of free printables available. I like these labels from Lia Griffith. If you like the labels from the above picture, click on the link in the caption.
Printables: Speaking of printables, they are easily one of the least expensive ways to change up your decor any time of the year and there are endless possibilities and styles to fit everyone’s preferences. I have a couple of frames that I cycle through depending on the color scheme I’m using. And if you like printables, or just need a new one, I’ve created a fun FREE 5×7 printable for you to print out and pop in a frame of your choice. Put a couple pumpkins next to it and voila! Instant Halloween-ification!
I hope you found some fun ideas to Halloween-ify your home! What other easy ways do you decorate for Halloween?