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On the JJ Barnes Blog, I check out top tips from interior design experts at Porcelain Superstore for how to do Halloween on a budget, but still get the most fun from your home this spooky season.
My children absolutely love everything about Halloween, from the pumpkin carving to the spooky movies to the excessive allowance of sweet treats, in our house Halloween is all about creativity and having fun. With circumstances as they are, we want to try and keep the costs down on celebrating, but still make sure our kids have the best time possible. Luckily, you don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve a spooky and festive atmosphere in your home, so the interior design experts at Porcelain Superstore have sent over seven tips on preparing for spooky season without breaking the bank!
How To Do Halloween On A Budget
1. Upcycle And Repurpose
Scour your home for items that can be repurposed for a budget-friendly and eco-conscious approach to Halloween decor. Neglected glass jars can be converted into sinister potion bottles with a touch of paint and eerie labels. Worn-out sheets that have been forgotten in your linen closet can be effortlessly transformed into ghost. The key is to let your imagination run wild and get inventive with items that are going unused and unwanted.
2. DIY Paper Jack-O’-Lanterns
Paper jack-o’-lanterns can be created with orange and black construction paper. Cut out pumpkin shapes and give them spooky faces with a trusty black marker, and decorate them with any crafty bits you have waiting to be used. These handcrafted jack-o’-lanterns make fun and versatile decorations, whether you hang them in your windows for passersby to admire or string them together into bunting to enhance the festive atmosphere in your home.
3. Mason Jar Lanterns
Transform ordinary mason jars into spooky lanterns that cast a magical glow in your home. Paint the jar with either orange or black paint for a classic Halloween look, or, if you’re feeling more artistic, you can create a stunning stained glass effect using tissue paper and glue. Put battery-operated tea lights into the jars and watch as they come to life with a spooky and enchanting glow. Scatter them around your home, hang them from tree branches, or use them to line your walkway, creating an inviting yet eerie atmosphere.
4. Spooky Window Silhouettes
Create spooky silhouettes that can captivate both your household and passersby by using black paper and cutting out shapes like bats, cats, witches, and skeletons. Trace or print these shapes onto the black paper, carefully cut them out, and use tape to attach them to your windows. As daylight turns to dusk, the shadowy figures will come to life, providing a spine-tingling effect that will send shivers down your visitors’ spines.
5. Craft Halloween Wreaths
Welcome guests with a unique Halloween touch by crafting your own wreaths that don’t break the bank. By using materials from the pound shop and your back garden, like branches, leaves, or pinecones, transform these natural elements into a bewitching base with black or orange spray paint. Add some plastic spider webs, spiders, and a splash of ribbon, and you’ve got an affordable Halloween wreath that sets the stage for a festive celebration.
6. Decorate Your Pumpkin Differently
Skip the traditional carving and get creative with paint and embellishments from your craft box. Acrylic paint, glitter, and even fabric scraps can be used to give your pumpkins a unique and personalized look, and these decorated pumpkins will stay fresh for a longer period so you can get even more pleasure from them!
7. Budget-Friendly Halloween Decorations
Don’t underestimate the budget-friendly Halloween decorations treasure trove waiting for you at your local pound shop or discount retailer. These stores often carry an array of inexpensive candles, fake spider webs, plastic skeletons, and other spooky items that can add a festive touch to your home without hitting your budget too hard. Take advantage of the wide selection to complement your DIY creations and enhance the overall Halloween ambience in your home. These affordable additions can significantly impact the overall spooky atmosphere you want to achieve.
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