“Bat cave” front door

bat cave front door

Photo courtesy of Country Living

This DIY Halloween decoration hack from Country Living is one of the easiest and cheapest ideas on the list. All you need are several pieces of black felt, a pair of scissors, and some stencils of variously- sized bats.

Trace and cut several bats from the felt and paste them all over your door until it resembles a spooky bat cave. This one is sure to be a hit with trick-or-treaters!

Abandoned house

Decorating your house to look very creepy is as easy as covering all your living room furniture with plain white sheets to make it look like it’s been vacant. This one is a win-win if you’re hosting a Halloween party, as it will protect your furniture from any inadvertent “black cauldron” cocktail spills.

Bonus points if you buy bagged cobweb material to leave the scene looking even creepier.

Goth garden

Decorate your house with black, gray or blood red homemade paper flowers. Make a bouquet for table centerpieces or use them all over to give your home a Gothic wedding kind of vibe.

If you want to decorate the doors in your house, you can even make wreaths from them. Lia Griffith provides both a tutorial for making the flowers and a downloadable stencil template for them!

Tissue paper ghosts

bat cave front door

Photo courtesy of Aunt Annie’s Crafts

Haunted house, anyone? Another super budget-friendly DIY decoration option, tissue paper ghosts require very few materials, most of which you probably already have laying around your home.

All you’ll need is white tissue paper, some yarn, a pair of scissors, a black marker and a ruler. If you’re feeling fancy, you can add another dimension to your paper ghouls by painting the edges of them with watercolors. Learn how to do it with this step-by-step guide from Aunt Annie’s Crafts.

Candy corn garland

If you’re not a fan of the spooky side of Halloween and more into the sweet side of the holiday, then the candy corn garland DIY project is for you. Plus, this one gets bonus points for budget-friendliness because you can use it for Thanksgiving, too!

All you’ll need for this project is candy corn, string, a hot glue gun and a pair of scissors. This tutorial from Momtastic will prove to you just how easy and fun making this garland will be.

All these ideas are sure to liven up your home for any Halloween party and make your visiting trick-or-treaters smile. If you want even more DIY Halloween decoration ideas, check them out here and here.

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