Do you want your home to be festive and frightful for Halloween but don’t want to spend a fortune? Go frugal and fancy for Halloween with these six tips. They’re easy, inexpensive, and edible. Green is the theme – and it’s not a bit slimy!
- Focus :: Focus on one or two areas to decorate – entryway and mantel are good spots for me. Don’t feel like you have to decorate the entire house – unless you want to. If Halloween is your thing – go for it! Tips for decorating a mantel for Halloween.
- Find :: Look around your house and garden for Halloween or harvest items. I like garden pots, candlestick holders, string lights, statues or heads, pictures, and books. Ghoulish, creepy, and scary themed items are the theme.
- Lasting :: Tablecloths are my go-to for decorating quickly and they last. Head to your favorite fabric store and find a fabric that can be hemmed easily – like cotton. Because they’re used only once-a-year, seasonal tablecloths always look new and fresh.
- Go natural :: Decorate with nature – acorns and branches can be very spooky! Take a walk in the park and collect items. They’re free and can be composted when you’re done.
- Eat your veggies :: Pumpkins and squash give a harvest feel and then when the season changes, you can eat them.
- Shop til you drop :: Well, not really but if you find yourself needing an item that you can’t live without, wait until after Halloween to buy it. Stores have drastic mark-downs once the holiday has passed. Missed your item? Look for it at a second-hand store. Used seasonal items are plentiful at estate sales, garage sales, and second hand stores.
So shop – at home, first, and then go for a walk and gather. Next, roast your decorations and eat them as soup. Simple, green, frugal, and still fancy. All my favorites! Oh, if you’re sewing the tablecloth, I suggest lining it with gingham. There’s never enough gingham.
What do you look for when gathering or shopping for items that are Halloween-ish?