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Author: Sarah Last updated: Tue 30 Mar 10:58
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Top 5 decorations for Halloween on a budget

Halloween brings out the kid in most of us. The air starts to cool, pumpkins appear in the shops, and before you know it, you’ve turned your house into a mad into a haunted house

Every household shop starts to sell Halloween costumes, decor, and party supplies. But while you might love those animated, life-sized skeleton decorations, you don’t need to drop hundreds of dollars to decorate.

Whether you throw a Halloween bash, or just want to impress the neighbourhood trick-or-treaters with your haunted house, you can decorate on a budget for Halloween, and still have the most impressive house around.

Most of these craft projects use reclaimed materials or items you already have in your home. You just need a few tools, some supplies, and your imagination to have a spooktacular Halloween this year.

1. Your own cemetery

This classic Halloween decoration idea turns your yard into a creepy cemetery. Use reclaimed materials to create a free graveyard. To create your haunted cemetery, cut different shapes out of cardboard and paint them to look like ageing tombstones. Once they dry, you can arrange them on the lawn to look like a miniature graveyard.

How to do

Flatten several shipping boxes.

Use a Sharpie to draw gravestone shapes.

Cut the shapes with a pair of scissors.

Paint the shapes a dark grey and let the paint dry.

Once dry, add sayings like" R. I. P " to the front of each tombstone. Stick a wooden or plastic garden stake on the back of the tombstone and plant in the ground.

By using real wood, you can partially waterproof the tombstones, so they last for more than one Halloween season. The thin pieces are easier to cut and stand up better in the grass.

2. Giant Spiders

Spiders fit right into a spooky Halloween theme. You can transform a few black trash bags into a giant spider that fits on your front porch, or up in a tree. You can also make multiple giant spiders and cluster them across the front and sides of your home.

You need nine black garbage bags and stuffs like newspapers, leftover packaging materials or even sheets.

Fill a garbage bag with stuffing and tie it closed to create the Spider's body.

Hold the second garbage bag aside and fill the length with filler.

Wrap the empty bag around the filling several times, so that it looks like a spider's arm, and secure it with a tie. Repeat this for the other seven legs.

Use a glue gun to secure the legs to the body.

3.Ghost Lanterns

These DIY Halloween decorations are cheap and cheerful. Draw spooky faces on empty, clean gallon milk jugs, then fill with white holiday lights to decorate your porch or walkway with a ghostly Halloween glow

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