halloween diy

10 Budget-Friendly Halloween DIY Ideas For Your Eastern Shore Home

Halloween DIY

If you’re a Halloween fanatic, it’s likely you spend tons of money every year getting ready for spooky season. This year may be a good time to take advantage of all the amazing DIY ideas out there that can save you a ton of money while still being beautiful and fun! halloween DIY

At Swinson AC, we enjoy sharing ideas and inspiration for the comfort of your whole home. If Halloween and DIY ideas are what make you feel comfortable in your home, we’re here for you! Start getting your scare on by following this list of 10 great Halloween DIY ideas if you’re on a budget this year. 

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1. Giant Spiders Halloween DIY

Giant spiders to sit in the yard or crawl along the sides of your house are a super scary and simple DIY project! All you need to create these giant spiders are half styrofoam spheres, some faux fur, a few pieces of wire, and black foam tubes! For the full instructions on creating these creepy crawlers, visit: https://www.bhg.com/halloween/decorating/make-giant-halloween-spiders/?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bhg_bhg_7563334&utm_content=video_halloween&utm_term=halloweendecor_201910 

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2. Pumpkin Porch Light

For this DIY project, all you need is a pumpkin trick-or-treat basket. Simply cut a line down the back to create an opening in the pumpkin. Then, wrap it around your light fixture and you’ve got a great pumpkin porch light! This may very well be the most budget-friendly idea on our list, and it’s sure to be a hit! Halloween DIY

For ultimate home efficiency, be sure to switch your exterior lights to long lasting LED bulbs. Most last 10-15 years and you’ll save money on your energy bills! 

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3. Hanging Cages

Hanging cages are a cute and creepy decoration, great for your front yard! You probably already have a flower pot hanger and laundry baskets, and you’ll need them for this project. The only other things you need are plastic chains, some spooky decor to go inside your cages, and black spray paint. For the full DIY instructions, visit: https://www.thenavagepatch.com/hanging-cage-halloween-prop/ 

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4. Ghosts  Halloween DIY

Creating a ghost is easier than you’d think. Please don’t use your least favorite family member for this one. All you need is chicken wire! Just shape the chicken wire into a silhouette of a woman or man, and cover it with glow in the dark spray paint. That’s it!

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5. Eyes In the Bushes

For this project, you’ll need to save a few empty toilet paper rolls and grab a few glow sticks. All you have to do after that is get creative in cutting eyes into your toilet paper rolls, place glow sticks inside, and stick them in the bushes to watch your guests arrive. Spooky!

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6. Silhouettes In the Windows

Silhouettes in the windows are great decorating options if you’re really wanting to give off the haunted house feeling to passerbys. Using black poster board, or construction paper for smaller pieces, cut out figures of witches, ghosts, bats, and other scary figures. Simply tape them to your windows with a curtain behind them and turn the lights on in the room. They’re sure to look very scary to all the trick-or-treaters.

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7. Spider Web Wreath

Greet your guests at the door with a spider web wreath! All you need is a circle outline made of wood, styrofoam, wire, or twig. Then add some web material throughout the circle and finish it off by adding spiders all around it! Your guests are sure to be spooked when they knock on your door.

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8. Witch Hat Ring Toss

Need a DIY project idea for a game? Here you go! Simply make witch hats with a paper plate brim, a party hat top, and some markers or paint. Grab some glow sticks to use as rings and you’ve got a great game for the kids! If you want to take it a step further, add a point system or hide prizes underneath the hats. 

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9. Spider Bowls

If you’re having guests over on Halloween, you’ve got to serve them in some type of container, right? Of course you do! Why not serve them in these adorable DIY spider bowls! Get black paper or plastic bowls and some bendy straws. Glue the straws to the underside of the bowl and serve your guests with toppings or sweet treats. Don’t forget to add the googly-eyes!    Halloween DIY

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10. Chips and… Dip

This chips and dip appetizer is the ultimate disgusting, yet delicious treat! All you need is a pumpkin, a large serving plate, and your chips and dips! For this full recipe, click here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahwilliams/jack-o-lantern-chips-and-dip?utm_term=.vaJg52M16 

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