Halloween Décor on a Budget

Halloween Décor on a Budget

Halloween Décor on a Budget

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Few holidays bring out your inner child like Halloween, so there's no better time to decorate your home with spooktacular decorations. Fortunately, you don't have to break the bank to get into the Halloween spirit. Check out these budget-friendly DIY ideas from CreditBox. 

Welcome Trick-or-Treaters with a Candy Wreath
When it comes to easy fall decorations on a budget, few are as welcoming as a wreath. To make one that all the trick-or-treaters will love, gather an assortment of candies in Halloween hues — think orange lollipops and black licorice taffy. Purchase a foam wreath form at your local craft store, and wrap it with wide, black ribbon. Using a hot-glue gun, attach the candy to the form, making sure to layer as you go. Finish your wreath with a big bow crafted from extra black ribbon. 

Design a Charming Porch Vignette
When you're on a budget, you can find a treasure trove of items for decorating your front porch at your local thrift store. To save money on Halloween decorating, look for old galvanized metal pails or watering cans to stuff with autumn-colored flowers. Find vintage bird cages to cover in gray spray paint, and fill them with a few inexpensive faux ravens. For a finishing touch, top an outdoor seat with a DIY scarecrow and line your porch railing with dried corn stalks. 

Get Creative with Pumpkins
While it's fun to carve up scary jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween, you may want to shake things up this October. For easy fall decorations, all you need is a little imagination and a power drill. Scoop out the insides of your pumpkins as you normally would, and use an erasable wax pencil to draw fun designs on them. Next, use your power drill to create dotted outlines of your designs, leaving the same amount of space between holes. Stuff your pumpkins with LED tea lights for a festive glow. 

Make Your Entryway Extra Eerie
To save money on scary-looking decor, consider these entryway ideas. Blaze a terror-inducing trail on your sidewalk with "bloody" footprints. Just dip your bare feet into washable red paint and walk toward your door. 

Here's a great DIY idea when you're on a budget. Create creepy laboratory specimens for your front porch by stuffing large mason jars with doll heads or plastic rats and filling them with colored water. Wrap the lids with twine, and make ID tags for an authentic haunted-laboratory look. 

Your eerie entryway isn't complete without a swarm of bats for your front door. To make these easy fall decorations, trace a bat silhouette onto black felt with a wax pencil. Create dozens of bats, cut them out, and tape them to your door for an ultra-ghoulish greeting.   

It's always wise to save money when possible, but when it comes to having wicked-good fun, there's no better time to celebrate than Halloween. If you need extra cash to really get into the spirit this year, apply for a loan from CreditBox. Be sure to complete the application steps before 11:30a CST to get funded same day! Restrictions may apply. Contact our customer support team if you have any questions during the application process.
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