You will love this list of easy and cheap Halloween decorations if you’re in search of some cute Halloween decor! From printable Halloween decorations to dress up party favors to cheap outdoor Halloween decorations you can put together at home, we’ve got so many fun, kid-friendly ideas.

For even more spooky fun, check out more of our favorite DIY Halloween Decorations!

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Most of these are cheap Halloween decorations you can make yourself, and you can even get the kids involved in making them. Simple Halloween party decorations, Halloween props, and fun décor ideas for outdoor decor will transform your home for Halloween night and trick-or-treaters!

Cheap Halloween Decorations Ideas

Yes, these Halloween decorations ideas are cheap and easy, and they’re also guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.  Dress up black lunch sacks to make adorable hanging bat party favors, and make your party even more festive with our free printable Halloween bottle labels!

Hanging Bats and Halloween Bottles by Skip to my Lou

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Make these fabulous and creepy hanging Halloween ghosts to greet guests on your front porch. They cost next to nothing.

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Using trash bags to make a spider web is a very inexpensive way to create something giant and eye-catching, which is perfect for either indoor or outdoor decorating.

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At our house, we love things that glow! Can you believe ping pong balls can make the perfect glowing eyes for your pumpkin? If you have a yard light, just a little bit of black tape easily turns your light into a jack o lantern.

Glowing Pumpkin Eyes (ping pong balls with battery operated tea light provide the glow) and Jack o Lantern Light are two super easy and cheap outdoor Halloween decoration ideas to light up your porch and yard!

pumpkin lights

A boa wrapped around a wreath form creates a dramatic, festive wreath for your front door in minutes. Tin cans are not only cheap, they are free! Recycle those tin cans into charming luminaries that make excellent accents to a party table or cute Halloween decor for your porch.

Halloween Wreath and Halloween Tin Can Luminaries by Skip to my Lou

halloween wreath

Cheap DIY Halloween Decorations

For more DIY ingenuity, recycle glass jars and turn them into cheap Halloween decorations for your home. Create pretty garlands of pumpkins using paper strips. Halloween candy also makes a sweet decoration in practically any presentation you can think up!

Halloween decorations don’t have to be scary to celebrate the holiday. Are you looking for a quick, kid-friendly way to dress up your home or classroom? Turn orange paper into a cheap Halloween decoration with some meaning in just a few simple steps.

Pumpkin Garland by Skip to my Lou & Somewhat Simple

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Here is another festive decoration that is FREE!

I hope that you will find a fun and easy idea to help make your Halloween decorations cheap in our DIY Halloween Decorations!

printable halloween banner

outdoor halloween decoration ideas

These outdoor decor ideas are so fun and spooky. They really bring your neighborhood’s trick-or-treat to the next level.

Be the talk of the neighborhood with these climbing skeletons. These will wow your neighbors. I have found that they’re just shivery enough, without being too gross or frightening for younger children. I like to keep things on the fun side without going too far into scary Halloween decorations.


To let yourself and your little trick-or-treaters enjoy the spook of the festival, add a bit of that ooey-gooey element to your Halloween decor this year by constructing your very own spider egg sacs that hang at your entrance in the most creepy manner. All you need to collect is your old white tights, some large and small plastic creepy crawlie spiders, baseballs and a hot glue gun to bring this amazing project to life. Perfect for a haunted house!


These dancing ghosts look extra creepy in your front yard! With some styrofoam balls, garden stakes, and lightweight fabric, you can whip these up and keep them up all month long. These don’t cost a lot of money to make and use from year to year.

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This outdoor Halloween sign is so simple and clever! I love how it is a totally unique Halloween Decoration. You can make one too!

halloween sign

For another eccentric and cool twist, this hanging cage Halloween prop is the perfect amount of creepy and crazy! It looks so unusual yet it’s a cheap Halloween decoration you can do yourself!

cheap outdoor halloween decorations

More halloween decoration ideas

You will love this cute Halloween decor: candles are one of the easiest ways to add a festive atmosphere to any home for just about any occasion, especially as the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter. This DIY project has a million variations so let these ideas get your creative juices flowing!

Round up a few jars and get creative with paint, tissue paper, decoupage, tape, and permanent markers. You can easily make them match your Halloween decor, and the kids will really enjoy making them with you!

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Recycled baby food jars turned into jack o lanterns are a fun Halloween craft. If you don’t have baby food jars, glass votives from the dollar store also work great!

Halloween Candles and Halloween Votives by Skip to my Lou

Halloween candles

For a cool and creepy twist on glass jar Halloween decorations, these DIY Poison bottles are just the thing to create some witch’s potions!

DIY poison bottles

These bats are a great combo of spooky and fun!

printable halloween decor

You can DIY this spooky Halloween village with dollar store finds in minutes for ten dollars.

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These cute, cheap Halloween decorations are sure to liven up any party and make your home more festive!

Free Halloween Printables

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  1. Those little lawn ghosts are adorable! I love it! These are some great ideas! The skeletons on the house…so great. And the Halloween wreath…some really fun ideas here I’m going to have to try!

  2. My daughter is obsessed with Halloween and she is going to have so much fun making these to decorate up the house with, especially those ghosts! Thank you for such great ideas.

  3. Lovely ideas and decorations! I love the tin can idea – very practical as we all have tons of the at house and we don’t know what to do them.

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