5 Budget-Friendly Halloween DIYs


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Halloween is on its way very soon, and if you haven’t started decorating, I’d suggest you get on that ASAP. It’s simple and much cheaper than you’d think!

It’s the perfect time of year to do DIYs, so here are a few ideas to get you started!


Apothecary Bottles

These are super easy to make. Find some glass bottles, and decorate them however you’d like. Distress them, paint them, or cover them in spider webs. You can even fill them with drinks!

Then, find some spooky labels online, print them out, and either tape or glue them to the bottles. Voila, you’re done!

Crystal Ball

This is probably my favorite out of the bunch. Take a glass bowl and some sort of pedestal. Print out a photo of a ghostly head on some transparent paper and hot glue it inside.

You can also add a light, a mini fog machine, or anything else to give off the crystal ball effect!

Distressed Mirror

Spray the frame of your mirror with chalkboard paint. Once it dries, sand it to create a distressed effect. That’s it! Adding some spiderwebs would be a great touch on this one.

Ghostly Painting

Get a painting from a thrift store. Remove it from the frame, and use a mixture of permanent marker and rubbing alcohol to paint on top of the painting it, giving it a ghostly look.

Making it look like a skull or a demon is always a great Halloween touch. Put it back in the frame, and you’re done.

Holographic Portrait

Buy an antique looking frame and one of those shapeshifting portraits from your local dollar store. Cut to size, place inside, and you’re finished!


What kind of decorations are you making this year?