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Spooktacularly Easy Halloween Decorating

Trick or Treat! Are you getting ready for Halloween? It is one of my favorite holidays and I love getting our house set to celebrate!

When it comes to decorating for any occasion, I believe it need not be expensive or stressful. With two toddlers — ages 2 and 4 — our Halloween is on the friendly side. I tried taking it up a notch this year with life-sized skeletons whose eyes glow red and jaws move in sync with scary sound effects… umm, that was a big no go. My kids wouldn’t even allow it in the cart! Instead, I settled for some pint-sized ones and a handful of terrific DIY projects to enhance my existing decor.

So if ghoulish and ghastly aren’t your cup of tea either, check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

1.  BATS!

Bats are kinda creepy, but when they’re made of paper and flying in a cloud above your fireplace mantel, they are very cool.

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

I first saw the concept on Made Everyday, where they zoomed across the dining room wall.

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

And then again in Country Living. Spooky cute, right?

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

Just a few cuts of black card stock {or foam for outdoors} and you’ve got some great Halloween ambience. I’ll help you get started with a template and instructions to download and print. Go batty!

2.  FABRIC PUMPKINS

Skeletons, check.
Bats, check.
Now it’s time for pumpkins!

These adorable pumpkins were made from the sleeves of old sweaters.

Perfect for decorating the fireplace mantel or table centerpiece! These adorable fall pumpkins are made from the sleeves of old sweaters!

Almost any fabric will work; I especially like the crushed panne velvet from In the Loop.

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

They bring the perfect touch of fall to a mantle or centerpiece and can stay up through the Thanksgiving holiday. Make a few of your own with this step-by-step tutorial. Pumpkins, check.

3.  POM POM GARLAND

You could spend your day wrapping yarn around a fork, or you could just pick up a couple bags of felt pom poms from the dollar store to make a fun Halloween garland. String the pom poms together on black yarn or baker’s twine using a yarn needle. Easy peasy.

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

I supplemented the pom pom garland with a few strands of plastic beads. I planned to use only the gold ones, but my kids wanted creative input and so we have an interesting pop of color now.

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

4.  SHADOWY FLORALS

Strike an eerie effect by spray painting wispy artificial stems or bare branches a flat black. String cobwebs and plastic spiders throughout for an added dose of creepiness.

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

For a more elegant but still dark effect, make up a bouquet of these black flowers from crepe paper streamers. Find the tutorial at Country Living.

Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

5.  DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH

And last, but not least, welcome trick-or-treaters to your door with this simple black glitter tulle wreath. Click here for the step-by-step tutorial.

Welcome trick-or-treaters with this simple, affordable and adorable door decor.

For more creative ideas and inspiration for Halloween,
be sure to check out my Pinterest board.

Do you like decorating for Halloween? What’s your favorite part of the holiday?
Thanks for reading and sharing your comments below! — v.

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