If you’re like me, you like finding inexpensive decorating ideas for Halloween too. After a quick search on the net, here are my favorite ideas:
Pumpkins/gourds: Nothing says Halloween like a carved pumpkin on your front porch. You can buy them at a local pumpkin patch or look for specials at your grocery store. You can carve them or decorate with a sharpie – it’s up to you. We like to carve ours and put a candle inside.
Ghosts: Cover some small/medium balls with small/medium size (cut) white sheets and tie around ball securely with string/twine. Use a black Sharpie and make eyes. Viola! You have ghosts – which you can hang outside on your tree or front porch or around your house.
Tombstones: Cut some old moving boxes or Styrofoam into tombstone shapes. Use remaining scraps for the stands. Spray paint them gray or use aluminum foil. Then, use a black Sharpie to write a simple R.I.P. or other amusing epitaphs.
Spider Webs: You can get cheap “webs” at the store or make your own with cotton balls — just pull them apart until they’re thin and feel like a spider web.
Also, check out your local dollar stores. Sometimes you can get creative by combining some of the items you find there.