Budget Friendly Decorating for Halloween with these DIYs + Hacks

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Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about how to decorate your home for the spooky holiday. If you’re looking for quick and easy hacks to transform your home without breaking the bank, look no further. In this article, you’ll learn about some creative and affordable DIY projects that you can do to make your home look festive and spooky this Halloween.

From decorating your staircase to creating a ghostly soap container, this article will provide step-by-step instructions for each project. You’ll also learn how to transform orange pumpkins into a decorative piece for your kitchen and how to create ghostly glass jars for your pantry. So, get ready to roll up your sleeves and get creative with these fun and easy Halloween DIY projects.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how to decorate your staircase with spider webs and pre-made garlands from Walmart.
  • Create a spooky soap container by dipping it in a bucket of water with white spray paint to mimic cobwebs.
  • Transform orange pumpkins into a decorative piece for your kitchen and create ghostly glass jars for your pantry.

Staircase Decoration

Spider Web Installation

To add a spooky touch to your staircase, you can use spider webs. You can purchase a spider web from Walmart.com and stretch it around the railings of your stairs. It is lightweight and can hold in place without the need for tape. If needed, you can cut the spider web to fit the size of your stairs. You can also use double-sided sticky tape to secure the spider web in some areas.

Garland Preparation

Pre-made garlands from Walmart are perfect for your staircase decoration. You can place them on your mantel or anywhere around your house. You can add more orange to the garland by using pumpkins and alternating them with The Witch’s Garland. To secure the garland to your staircase, you can use a command strip at the top and the bottom and pull it up in the middle. If the garland is not long enough to go all the way down to the end, you can overlap it on one side.

Jack-O-Lantern Placement

Inexpensive jack-o-lanterns with LED tea lights are perfect for Halloween night. You can place them on each step of your staircase.

Witch’s Broom Setup

A witch’s broom is a must-have for a spooky staircase decoration. You can purchase an affordable one from Walmart.com and wrap Halloween LED lights around it. To do this, you need to get about two packages of LED lights and loop them in at the top of the broom. Then, you can start wrapping them around the broom. To hide the battery pack, you can place it in one of your jack-o-lanterns or behind a post.

These quick and easy hacks are perfect to transform your home into a spooky place for Halloween. You can find all the necessary items at Walmart.com. Happy decorating!

Halloween Soap Container

Painting and Dipping

To create a spooky soap container for Halloween, start with an affordable soap container from Walmart.com. Remove the top and the piece inside, then spray it with two coats of matte black spray paint. To achieve a spider cobweb look on the base of the soap container, fill a bucket of water and add some white spray paint. Dip the container straight down into the water and pull it straight up, rotating the container to the other side and repeating the process. Do the same with the lid, adding more spray paint before dipping it. This will mimic the look of cobwebs. Let it dry completely.

Afterward, remove the lid and add a few spider confetti at the bottom of the container. Add clear soap up to about a third of the way, then add a few more spiders and keep alternating between soap and spiders until you reach the top. Finish it off by putting the lid on.

Spider and Soap Layering

For a spooky soap container, start with an affordable soap container from Walmart.com. Remove the top and the piece inside, then spray it with two coats of matte black spray paint. To achieve a spider cobweb look on the base of the soap container, fill a bucket of water and add some white spray paint. Dip the container straight down into the water and pull it straight up, rotating the container to the other side and repeating the process. Do the same with the lid, adding more spray paint before dipping it. This will mimic the look of cobwebs. Let it dry completely.

Afterward, remove the lid and add a few spider confetti at the bottom of the container. Add clear soap up to about a third of the way, then add a few more spiders and keep alternating between soap and spiders until you reach the top. Finish it off by putting the lid on.

Transforming Orange Pumpkins

Spray Painting

To create a unique and reusable decorative piece for your kitchen, take an affordable orange pumpkin and remove the black handle. Then, spray paint the underside of the pumpkin with a warm brown color, followed by the top and inside. Once the paint is dry, apply plaster of Paris using a sponge and let it dry. If desired, add a terracotta color with a sponge for a worn and cool look. This decorative piece can be used to hold your favorite utensils.

Applying Plaster of Paris

Another way to transform orange pumpkins is to use them to decorate your stairs. To create a garland, pick up pre-made garlands from Walmart and alternate pumpkins with witch hats. Apply hot glue to the top of each pumpkin and secure the string in the middle of two witch hats. Repeat this process for each pumpkin. Once all pumpkins are attached, use command strips to place the garland at the top, middle, and bottom of the staircase. For a finishing touch, add inexpensive jack-o-lanterns with LED tea lights to each step.

Adding Terracotta Color

For a spooky soap container, start by removing the top and spraying it with two coats of matte black spray paint. Then, dip the base of the container in a bucket of water with white spray paint to create a spider cobweb effect. Once dry, add spider confetti and clear soap, alternating between the two until the container is filled. Finish by adding a few more spiders and putting the lid on. This container can be placed in your bathroom or kitchen for a festive touch.

Remember, these hacks are quick, easy, and affordable ways to transform your home for Halloween. So, get creative and have fun decorating!

Ghostly Glass Jars

Jar Selection

To create spooky and reusable decor for the pantry, two glass jars were selected from Walmart’s online store. The jars were then picked up in-store, but they can also be delivered to one’s house.

Ghost Face Creation

To turn the glass jars into ghosts, black vinyl was used to cut out ghost faces. For the first jar, the face included a pair of eyes and a mouth. For the second jar, a different ghost face was created. To get ideas for ghost faces, one can look online for inspiration. The vinyl cutouts were then applied to the jars, resulting in ghostly glass jars that can be used to enhance the Halloween decor.