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5 Cheap DIY Halloween Decorations

5 Cheap DIY Halloween Decorations

Halloween is just around the corner. I absolutely love Halloween. It’s literally a holiday where you get to dress up like your favorite fictional character- which is called cosplay every other day of the year- and get free candy! What’s not to love?

If you’re like me, and you have an obsession with decorating every chance possible, Halloween is a great opportunity to showcase your decorating skills. To show that you are indeed, a Thrifty Chick *insert witchy cackle*. However, one problem I encounter (way too often) is that decorating takes money. Well, look no further. I’m going to share 5 cheap Halloween decorations you can make on a budget.

1.Flying Bats

The materials you will need for this are:

  • Paper (black if available)
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Tape
  • Black paint or paint pen (optional)
  • A ceiling fan
  1. Print out a free bat template like the ones found here. You will need 5.
  2. You can either print multiple or simply trace it onto another piece of paper. I just used white paper and traced the bats in different sizes.
  3. Cut out your bats and fold them in half (symmetrically).
  4. If you are using white paper, use black paint or a paint pen to fill in the bat (omit this step if you are using black paper).
  5. Poke 2 holes in the middle of the bat (on the folded line), closer to the head.
  6. Loop the string through both holes and tie it in a knot.
  7. You should essentially have a paper bat on a leash. Name it Carrie and walk it around the neighborhood. Ask people if they would like to pet Carrie.
  8. Okay maybe don’t do that.
  9. But seriously. Using a sturdy surface, (eg. bed, table, chair- but not the rolly kind) preferably a step ladder, tape the end of the string to the end of each fan blade. Make sure it’s secure.
  10. Turn on the fan and watch the bats fly!

2. Bloody Candles


  1. White candle- Get them <a href="http://<iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//"> here on Amazon
  2. Blood-erm, I mean red wax (crayons work)
  3. A lighter

The tutorial for these super easy and cheap blood dripping candles can be found here

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3. Eyeball Jar

All you need is:

  • Plastic eyeballs (dollar store)
  • Dish soap
  • Mason or glass jar

This one is the most self explanatory, but I’ll explain anyways.

  1. Put the eyeballs in the jar.
  2. Pour the dish soap into the jar.
  3. That’s it.

You could even print out some spooky labels if you wanted. Or don’t. It’s whatever.

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4. Halloween Paper Garlands

You will need:

  1. Various colors of paper (white, black, orange, purple)
  2. Black marker
  3. Scissors
  4. Clear tape
  5. This template

You can find the full tutorial Here


5. Bloody Hands Window Clings

If your Halloween consists of haunted houses and scary movies, then this is the craft for you. These window clings are seriously spooky, and you only need a few things:

  1. Elmers glue
  2. Silicone mat
  3. food coloring
  4. Latex gloves and old clothes (optional but this can get messy)

I’d recommend putting your hair up for this one. You can find the instructions here

I hope you have fun with these! I’d love to see anything y’all make. Like and comment how it goes for you, as well as any topics you’d like me to cover. Until next time!

Love these 5 cheap diy Halloween decorations! #ThriftyChick


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