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Oct 11 2016
2 weeks ago
4:00 PM MDT

5 Frugal & Simple Halloween Decorating Ideas that Even Non-Crafty People Can Accomplish…

Oct 11, 2016 @ 4:00 PM MDT
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Decorating for Halloween doesn’t need to cost a ton of money or take a bunch of time.

Here’s how to create some super simple yet impressively spooky decorations on the cheap! More importantly, tons of crafty talent is not required. 👍

1.) Milk Jug Ghost Lanterns

Start collecting empty gallon milk containers now to make cute and festive glowing lanterns for Halloween. They would be so fun to have indoors stacked on the stairs or outside lining your sidewalk!

To Get This Look:

2.) Creepy Head in a Jar

This realistic looking decoration is an inexpensive Halloween mask inside a gallon sized pickle jar filled with water. It looks like a super creepy head in a jar and only took a few minutes to accomplish! My kids are the most excited about this idea.

To Get This Look:

  • Wash and Dry Jar.
  • Take label off of jar. (It helps to let jar soak in hot soapy water first.)
  • Place mask inside jar and fill it with water.
  • Optional Step* Paint or color lid with a black Sharpie Marker.

3.) Spider Balloons


Make these fun whimsical spiders using black crepe paper streamers and black latex balloons. First secure balloon to the wall using transparent tape and then use the crepe paper for legs, making sure to twist each piece of streamer, then tape to wall.

You can place these on the wall and ceiling for an eye catching decoration!

4.) Orange Jack-O-Lantern Balloons

Draw Jack-O-Lantern faces using a black Sharpie marker on orange latex balloons to display anywhere in your house for an instant pop of Halloween fun! I found orange balloons at my local dollar store and used transparent tape to secure them.

5.) Spooky Halloween Glowing Eyes

This is a popular Hip2Save craft using toilet paper rolls and tea lights to make glowing eyes. We have featured before, and I thought it was worth mentioning again because of how clever and easy it is. What a great outdoor decoration to put in the bushes for Halloween night!

Get the full directions HERE.

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2  kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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