Money Saving Tips
October 18, 2019
By Emily Jones

6 Thrifty Halloween Decorating Tips

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With the Halloween holiday around the corner, one thing that might have crossed your mind is decorations. How will you keep your decorations classy yet inexpensive? Worry no more because we have a solution for you.

Though there are several ways to cut down on your budget during the holidays, one cost effective idea you need to explore is DIY projects. Here are DIY decorating projects to try out this Halloween holiday.

Do you want to surprise your guests with a freaky, yet fun party experience? If the answer is yes, then you will need these fancy boo bottles for your Halloween party. Boo bottles are a great way to serve your guest’s beverages.

To make the boo bottles, you will need glass milk bottles, white spray, and a black marker. Start by covering the opening of the bottle and then paint the entire surface. Once dry, draw ghostly faces on the bottle. As such, you’ll be ready to serve cold drinks in these amazing bottles.

One decorative item to ensure your house looks classy this Halloween is a cobweb coaster. There are several ways to make a cobweb coaster, but one of the easiest and time-saving technique is using hot glue.

You can make exquisite coaster decorations by using hot glue, black spray paint, paintbrush, and a wax paper. To begin, use the hot glue to create a spider web pattern on the wax paper, allow the glue to cool and dry for a few minutes and then remove the wax paper.

After drying, place the webs on the wax paper again and apply the black spray paint on the spider webs. While still wet, place the webs on a clean wax paper and allow to dry for a few minutes.

The vampire napkin rings are a chic addition for your Halloween party. To make the vampire rings you will need cheap plastic vampire fangs. 72 pieces may cost you less than $10. You will also need spray paint, preferably gold or silver and cardboard.

Now place the fangs on the cardboard and spray the paint, for a shiny look. Also, apply two coats, most teeth come shaped, but if you need to adjust the size and shape of the fangs do so before applying the spray. This entire process will take you from 10 to 20 minutes.

Wall hanging decoration gives you that Halloween feel and you do not have to break your bank account to have a creepy yet beautiful wall hanging. There are limitless scary wall hanging decorations for Halloween. However, today, we take a look at one of the easiest DIY projects.

To create this creepy wall hanging, you will need a loop, thick yarn, a hot glue gun, craft felt, and scissors. Start by tying the yarn around the circle and create a knot on the first point. Repeat this several times, until the yarn has covered half of the loop. With the craft felt, cut out the eyes and mouth in any desired shape and attach them on the yarn using the hot glue.

Ghostly lanterns are a great way to add life to a party and are quick, stylish, and easy to make. To make these ghostly lanterns, you will need different size lanterns, spray paint, candle holder, decorative skulls and tea light candles that have rechargeable batteries and last between six to nine hours..

Start by arranging the tea light candles in the lamp, then add the decorative skulls and ensure the faces are facing the front to give that spooky feel.

Pumpkin decorations play a big part in Halloween celebration and to ensure you stay on budget but still enjoy a great pumpkin decoration through the holiday. A DIY forever pumpkin project may be just what you need.

To ensure your pumpkins stay longer, looking fresh.  Start by cleaning out the pumpkin, next carve it and then treat the pumpkin by placing it in bleach water. The bleach water keep the pumpkin hydrated maintaining its natural glow, this should last for around 8 hours. Remove the pumpkin from the bleach and pat it dry with paper towels, then add silica and pumpkin preservatives.

DIY projects are a great way to get ahead of the planning for next year’s holiday. These items are also easy to make, cost effective, unique, and, most importantly, classy.

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