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These bone-chilling Halloween Decorations won’t Cost you a Dime!

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‘Tis the season of fall and month of October, we know what that means:

Little spook-tacular (yet adorable) Trick-or-Treaters

Ghouls and Goblins


Most importantly, Haunted House vibes!

The spirit of Halloween is here to stay for the whole month; in fact, it would be a sheer injustice to celebrate Halloween for just one single day. We just need to make the most of it- decorations, costumes, jack-o-lanterns.

No matter how ‘festive’ the occasion is, we can all agree on one thing: Halloween spooks the life out of our wallet. Those lip-smacking evil wall mounts and sexy nurse costumes cost a lot more than what we plan on spending for just one day.

But we are here to celebrate Halloween in all its fervor, and the best Halloween decorations don’t gulp all your money like Godzilla. Contrary to the popular belief, best Halloween decorations are the ones that make every buck count.

Having a Halloween party? Down below is a list of 8 straight-up creepy and petrifying decorations for your place that would bring the chills to your party (they’re kinda cute, too).

Also, these cheap Halloween decorations are much better than the store brought good-for-nothingdales. After all, great horror comes with a great imagination!

We got these awesome ideas for cheap Halloween decorations from DIY Network. See for yourself! Credit for pictures goes to DIY Network; you’re the best in DIY biz!

Here’s a list of 8 best Halloween decorations that are cheap enough to scare your local prop-shop. Muahahaaaaaaa!

1. Bloody footprints

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Lead trick-or-treaters to your door with a trail of blood-curdling footprints. It’s easy, messy, and fun! Simply step into the washable red paint with bare feet, and then carefully walk towards the front door.

Carry your paint supply to re-do your feet, and keep a towel handy at the end of the bloody trail for an easy cleanup. Mix up red-paint with yellow to make the trail even filthier.

2. Designer Pumpkin

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Halloween without a carved pumpkin is like Thanksgiving without Turkey- its criminal NOT to have a carved pumpkin in the month of October!

This Halloween, we’re going to make sure that your pumpkin is the talk of the town. PumpkinPile is a free, easy to use website for free Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Stencils and Templates!

Be a pro pumpkin carving artist- simply find a pattern you like, print it off, follow simple instructions, and your carved pumpkin will be a superhit! Never thought designer pumpkins would be a cheap Halloween decoration, eh?

3. Pumpkin bonfire

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Keeping a real bonfire too much of work for you? Come to think of it, a real bonfire is too dangerous for kids and keeping it lit is a pain in the butt. What could be better? A low-maintenance fire pit with faux pumpkins, battery-operated candles and a few logs might come to the rescue.

Also, nobody wants ash-laden, tar-filled smoke filling their lungs and tearing their eyes. A pumpkin bonfire is a cheap Halloween decoration and is best-suited for a mishap-free Halloween.

4. Glowing Halloween Light-pods

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This Halloween eve welcomes little trick-or-treaters with lit up paper-mache lights that you can dangle from the trees or your patio. They give out an eerie glow into the night and unleash true Halloween spirit.

Check out the step-by-step guide on how to make glowing Halloween light-pods.

5. Picture frame lanterns

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This Halloween, make your guests gasp in awe with a terrific first impression. These illuminated picture lanterns are perfect for the front door. Pick out 4 old picture frames and nail them together. Print Halloween drawings on vellum paper and insert them in the frames.

Top it off with a candle in the middle and the best front-door Halloween decoration is ready! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make Picture Frame Lanterns.

6. Specimen Jars

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Specimen jars are really cool if you plan to go with the ‘mad scientist’ theme.  Fill old glass jars with plastic rats, toy bugs and doll heads then add a little-colored water. The weirder it looks the better.

Use manila tags to name your specimen – serpent-sapiens, shrunken heads, poisonous tarantulas, baby rats– run your imagination! Wrap the jar with twine and the tag. Don’t use real rodents, you freak.

7. Paper Lanterns

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In my house, Paper Lanterns are the spirit of Halloween party. They turn out to be the best Halloween decorations if placed at the right places. Paper lanterns are cute and scary at the same time, and they’re dead cheap.

Print those creepy crawlies, spiders, bats, and snakes and stick them to your paper lanterns. They really set the mood every Halloween, and the kids have a new craft-project to take care of.

8. Flying Ghosts

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It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare. But this cute family of flying ghosts will melt your heart. Fill your trees or front porch with free-flying Caspers. Made inexpensively from balloons and gauze fabric, these little babies catch the wind to add movement to your outdoor decor. Awww!

These 8 cheap Halloween decorations are a must-have, and our pals at DIY Network never let us down. Go check it out for more Halloween decorations that go easy on your pocket.

Now that you have a list of best Halloween decorations that don’t spook your wallet out, get yourself to work and showcase your house décor on Instagram. DM us or Tag us! (@everybuckcounts)

This Halloween, follow our lead and forget about the money. Eat, drink and be Scary!


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