Transform your home into a haunted mansion this Halloween with spooky party decorations and props.
It’s that time of year again when all the ghouls and ghosts come out to play. Join the Halloween freakiness with spooky decorations to transform your home into a ghostly graveyard or haunted mansion. We’ve done the hard work and found the top websites where you can buy all your wicked decorations and scary props for Halloween.
How to save money on Halloween decorations
Turning your house into a spooky haunted mansion or fun fall retreat is one of the best parts about this time of year. But with the holidays fast approaching, you might not want to spend a fortune on Halloween decorations. Here’s how to spookify your home on the cheap.
- Save pumpkin carving for Halloween-eve. Wait to visit the pumpkin patch until closer to Halloween to score a deep discount. You might not have quite as many gourds to choose from, but the money you’ll save will be well worth it. Plus, your jack-o-lantern will likely outlast your neighbors’.
- Shop early. Buying Halloween decor in the off-season can earn you huge discounts. Shop earlier in the year for your decorations and candy or snatch up discounted merchandise the day after Halloween and save it for next year.
- DIY costumes. Look online for printouts and tips for making your own costumes this year and save big.
- Check your local dollar store. Need some last-minute decorations before your Halloween party? Check the dollar store to snag some on the cheap.
- Look online for free printables. This tip can come in handy if you’re looking for fun craft ideas for the kids or small window decorations for trick or treaters.
How to make DIY Halloween decorations
Making your own Halloween decorations is a great way to save some cash while still getting the the spooky spirit. Find all the arts and crafts materials you’ll need to knock these DIY decor ideas out of the park from stores like Office Depot, Walmart and Wholesale Party Supplies.
- Paint a pumpkin. Upgrade your home’s Halloween look with beautifully painted pumpkins. All you need is a little paint and a pumpkin!
- Baker’s twine pumpkins. Wrap a little fancy twine around small pumpkins and you’ve got yourself an elegant DIY decoration that’ll double for Halloween and Thanksgiving.
- Cheesecloth ghosts. Hang these fun little fellas in trees, on railings or even from your ceiling.
- Spooky cutouts. Some black paper and white chalk can make your Halloween budget stretch far. From bats to ghosts to cute black cats, the possibilities are endless.
- Homemade wreath. Browse through a craft store and you’re sure to find plenty of supplies to make the ultimate decor for your door.
When do Halloween decorations go on sale?
Starting the day after Halloween, be on the lookout for deep discounts on candy, decorations and other Halloween goodies. Sales usually last for about a week before retailers kick it into high gear for Christmas. If you notice stores starting to pack up their fall merchandise to make room for holiday cheer, ask a sales associate if there are any clearance items left. You might be able to snap up huge savings on leftover wares stored in the back.
Wondering what else is on sale this time of year? Check out our handy guide for the best time to buy just about anything.
Best Halloween decorations 2018
Embroidered Bats Table Topper - 58" x 58"
Zombie Head Cookie Jar
Spider Web with Spiders
Trick or Treat Halloween Celebration Card
Laboratory Shot Glasses
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