5 Ways to Decorate For Less During Halloween


Halloween-Decor-For Less-Inexpensive-Hobby Lobby-Home Goods-Michaels-PicMonkeyIt’s Throwback Thursday and so in honor of it, I’m sharing 5 ways to decorate your home for less during Halloween. These are a few of my favorite ideas I’ve shared over the past couple years on TheMotherOverload.com. The best part is they’re all inexpensive and the DIYs are easy to make. Plus, I’ve teamed up with my DIY blogger friend Gisella from Serendipiteny.com to show you how she decorated for less. Hope you enjoy!

 1. Boo-tify Your Entry Way

Entryway-DIY-Halloweena. These cute little-framed designs are simply scrapbook paper from Michaels (Sale:7 sheets for $1) plus the critters are PicMonkey.com designs I printed, cut out and pasted onto the scrapbook paper. I also used the same exact frames I already had up on our wall.Halloween-DIYBe sure to use the ‘Design’ mode on PicMonkey.com to work with a blank space. The picture below shows how you can add these critters onto your photos as well.

PicMonkeyb. What’s a Halloween entryway without some spooky family photos? I used PicMonkey to edit our Christmas family photos from 2013 taken by the beautiful and talented LilyRo Photography. So much fun creating these! Plus, I printed these out in our home printer. Here’s the before and after.

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Photo Credit: LilyRo Photography


c. You can create any type of design on PicMonkey.com. For our entryway, I decided to use our wedding canvas and place a Halloween canvas design over it. Use what you have! I simply covered the canvas using a large paper (to avoid getting any marks or glue on our beautiful canvas). I then placed my canvas artwork which I had printed out on canvas at Staples for $9.99 (Note: Or print on poster paper for less than $3) onto the canvas frame using small pieces of clear tape on each corner.











d. Spray painted an old bird cage in black and added a fake raven that I purchased at our local dollar store.

e. Old candle holders topped off with black pumpkins from our local dollar store.

f. – g. White pumpkins and Boo! banner from my 2013 Halloween post! Click here to read post.

Here’s the before and after.


This year’s version: Includes a $10 trick or treat art piece from Hobby Lobby (50% off) and a gold monogram for $9 (50% off). The framed ghosts are cutouts from the dollar store placed onto scrapbook paper from Michaels. And the black and white striped vase is from HomeGoods, $9.99.

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2. Artificial Pumpkin Topiaries

Pumpkin Topiary

These $1 artificial pumpkin topiaries continue to be a big hit. Click here to find out how to make them.

3. Bat Decorations


Super inexpensive and fun to make with the kids. Click here to find out how to make it.

4. DIY Dinner Table Runner


Can you tell by now I’m obsessed with black & white? Find out how to make this DIY table runner here.

5. Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) Art

DSC_1450-1Can you believe we used an item from the dollar store to make this art piece? Yes, we did! Find out how here. Also, our updated version includes La Catrina and El Catrin (Day of The Dead paper mâché figurines) from Guadalajara, Mexico and $1 Day of the Dead candles from Food For Less.

And don’t forget to stop by Serendipiteny.com to find out an additional way to decorate for less!

Abrazos — Gladys

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