40 Stunning Dollar Store Halloween Decoration Ideas & Crafts That Look High End On the Cheap

Get started early and get the look for less with these fabulous Dollar Store Halloween decoration ideas and crafts! It’s seriously easy to give those plastic Dollar Tree pumpkins, skulls, crows and bugs a makeover and decorate your home (inside and out) for Halloween! 

40 Dollar Store Halloween Decoration Ideas! Dollar Store DIYs for Halloween! It’s seriously easy to give those Dollar Tree pumpkins, skulls, crows & bugs a scary makeover & reinvent your home (inside & out) for Halloween! From fab wreaths & spooky spiders for the front door to centerpieces & apothecary jars & crafts to make with your kids these dollar store Halloween ideas are too awesome to miss! #Halloween #DollarStore #HalloweenDecorations #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCrafts #crafts

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Full disclosure: I usually don’t write about DIY’s and I haven’t always been a go all out for Halloween kinda gal-mom. Not because I don’t love Halloween – but because I didn’t think I had the money to spare on decor.

So, I pretty much Scrooged the situation and bummed everyone out:)

Everything changed when I started blogging about losing weight and looking around Pinterest “for work.” I was finding fabulous decor ideas for every season and holiday known to man – on the cheap!

So I tried one, and then another and then another and guess who became slightly addicted to dollar store decorations?

This chick!

So, here we are! Before I get started – I thought I’d mention a few things Dollar Tree has right now that you may want to go ahead & grab before they’re gone! (One trick I’ve learned is to plan ahead! – Also – these are affiliate links – for more information – see my disclosure page here!

  • Pool Noodles: Yep. Get them now – you can use them for wreaths – there’s a DIY below.
  • Halloween Ribbon: Sold in 9ft X 2.5″ rolls (Get it while you can!)
  • 6 Inch Mesh Ribbon: In Orange, Purple & Black
  • Glittery Spiders: These will come in handy – evidence below!
  • Urn Planters: Often a seasonal item – don’t worry about the color – spray paint can fix that!

Let’s move on to what your here for…stunning Dollar Store Halloween ideas – that look high end – on the cheap!

Dollar Store Halloween Decoration Ideas

40 Stunning Dollar Store Halloween Ideas - Wicked Witch Legs - Grillo Designs
Image: Grillo Designs

Starting with my favorite porch idea – of all time: the wicked witch’s legs!

Here’s the deal – you may have most of the things this project requires laying around your house: newspaper, modpodge glue, scrap wood & cardboard, & an old pair of shoes.

The rest you can get at the dollar store – spray paint & black & white socks – the only exception being the chicken wire – but you’re in a pinch you can always DIY it with a wire trash basket from Dollar Tree.

Get The Details: Grillo Designs

Trick or Treat Topiary

40 Dollar Store DIYs Halloween & Fall - Pumpkin Topiaries - The Kim Six Fix
Image: The Kim Six Fix

I love a themed topiary – especially when it’s $4 instead of $150! Check out how you can make this happen on your front porch on the link below.

Dollar Store Topiary: The Kim Six Fix

Tipsy Pumpkins

40 Dollar Store Halloween DIY's - Tipsy Pumpkins - Birds & Blooms
Image: Birds & Blooms

Tipsy planters are cute – but they can also cost hundreds!

Check out this idea – it’s way more affordable using $1 plastic pumpkins!

Tipsy Pumpkin DIY: Birds & Blooms

Farmhouse Topiaries

Dollar Tree Halloween & Fall Ideas - The Latina Next Door
Image: The Latina Next Door

I’d never guess these topiaries were A. Affordable – as in, $4 each

– or –

B. The materials came from Dollar Tree!

Get the Details: The Latina Next Door

Hanging Cages

Dollar Store Halloween Decor Ideas - Hanging Cages The Navage Patch
Image: The Navage Patch

You know how I said the witch’s legs was my all-time favorite? I lied. A little. It’s a tie – with these dollar store cages. Would you ever guess these started as laundry baskets? Me either. Every. Single. Thing you see above came from the dollar store!

Hanging Cages: The Navage Patch

Pumpkin Lantern

Dollar Store Halloween Ideas Pumpkin Lantern Premeditated Leftovers
Image: Premeditated Leftovers

Or give a plastic dollar store pumpkin a makeover & turn it into a lantern – for $2!

Dollar Store Pumpkin Lantern: Premeditated Leftovers

Ghost Luminaries

Image: Dollar Store Crafts

Want your Halloween decor to have a spookier effect? Take a look at this dollar store Halloween idea that uses items you probably have around the house!

DIY Ghost Lantern: Dollar Store Crafts

Mason Jar Lights

Image: Abby Lawson

Add lace & candles to mason jars & light the path for trick or treaters – Or – use battery powered tea lights instead of candles to make it a safe indoor decoration!

Mason Jar DIY: Just A Girl & Her Blog

Dollar Store Halloween Pottery Barn Dupe

Image: OhMy! Creative

Do you love a dupe as much as I do? Try this dollar store Halloween idea – inspired by Pottery Barn’s ceramic hurricanes!

Pottery Barn Inspired Lantern: OhMy! Creative

Skull Wreath

Image: Tried & True

Make a spooky Halloween wreath with dollar tree skulls (she used foam), Rebar wire (or other sturdy wire), hot glue + glue gun & ribbon.

Skull Wreath Tutorial: Tried & True

Pool Noodle Wreath

Image: Halloween Costumes

Can you believe this wreath is made with a pool noodle? Run to the dollar store & buy what they still have – or just one from the backyard if you have one! Add your spin to it by using t-pins & wait for the compliments to start rolling in!

Pool Noodle Wreath: Halloween Costumes

Crow Wreath

Image: Create & Decorate

This idea proves you can never have too many Dollar Tree crows – even if you do have take their legs off!

How To Make A Crow Wreath: Celebrate & Decorate

Dollar Store Halloween Pizza Pan Wreath

Image: The Keeper Of The Cheerios

A pizza pan wreath? Is that a thing? It sure is! Take another look & recreate this clever dollar store Halloween wreath using – obviously – a pizza pan, a few ornaments, tulle & glue!

Pizza Pan Wreath DIY: The Keeper Of The Cheerios

Dressed Up Brooms

Image: Paper & Passementerie

Re-think basic brooms – with spray paint & ribbon!

Broom Makeover: Paper & Passementerie

Clever Front Door Decor

Image: Everyday Celebrating

In case you’re not in a wreath mood – or you want to do something creative – on a dime – consider cutting those dollar store pumpkins in half to decorate the front door!

Pumpkin Front Door Idea:Everyday Celebrating

Skull Door Knocker

Dress up a dollar store skull with a little metallic spray paint!

Dollar Store Skull Knocker: Instructables

Silly Dollar Store Spider DIY

Image: Creative Green Living

Decorating for or with kids? Try this fun dollar store Halloween craft using flower pots!

Silly Spider DIY: Creative Green Living

Repurposed Plastic Pumpkins

Image: Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

Repurpose dollar store Trick or Treat pumpkins into cute & somewhat spooky at night outdoor decor.

Spooky Eyes Craft: Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons

Dollar Store Skull Decor

Image: Atta Girl Says

Decorate the front porch with dollar store skulls, bats, eyeballs & spiders – without paint or glitter. There are tons of fabulous ideas here.

Skull Ideas & More: Atta Girl Says

Skull Vase

Image: Persia Lou

If you’re going with a black & white theme – or – just looking for a chic way to use those plastic skulls you’ll love this foam idea!

Skull Vase: Persia Lou

Faux Mercury Glass Skull

Image: The Happie Housie

Are you familiar with the mercury glass skulls from Pottery Barn? Love the look – loathe the price tag! This dollar store knock off is so close it’s spooky (see what I did there?) All you need is a plastic skull, spray paint, vinegar & water & paper towels!

Pottery Barn Inspired Skull: The Happy Housie

Floating Witch Hats

Image: Hoosier Homemade

Ok, so I love everything about this Halloween foyer – especially the floating witch hats – which is something I can help you out with!

How To Hang Glowing Witch Hats: You’ll need the hats – available at the dollar store or Walmart – scissors – clear fishing line – glow sticks (optional) – & command hooks. Cut a tiny hole into the top of the hat. Then tie one end of the fishing line around your glow stick & thread it through the hat. Finally, tie the end of the line to a command hook to stick to the ceiling – you could also tape it directly to the ceiling! Boom – all done!

Hanging Bats & Decked Out Halloween Stairs: Here on Hoosier Homemade

Spider Vase

Image: Craft Shack Chronicles

You know those glass vases at the dollar store? Cut to $10 later & you’ve got a one of a kind centerpiece!

Spider Vase: Craft Shack Chronicles

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Image: Hip2Save

Need a centerpiece – yesterday? Dollar store pumpkins + garland + gold metallic spray paint = a quick & easy solution!

Dollar Store Pumpkin Centerpiece: Hip2Save

Dryer Vent Pumpkins

Image: It All Started With Paint

Dollar store decor for your mantle, table or porch using dryer vents, gold paint, crows & a glue gun!

Dryer Vent Pumpkins: It All Started With Paint

Gilded Insects

Image: The Gathered Home

Speaking of the power of painting it gold – check out this idea for using plastic toys to decorate…everything!

DIY Taxidermy: The Gathered Home

Skull Vase

Image: DIY Candy

Turn a dollar store skull into a vase for fresh flowers – or make chalkboard skulls – or revamp one into a gold candle holder!

3 Dollar Tree Skull Makeovers: DIY Candy

Dollar Store Halloween Candleholders

Image: The Craft Patch

Here’s a fabulous dollar store Halloween idea you can use as a centerpiece, in a mantle vignette or party decor.

Halloween Candles: The Craft Patch

Pumpkin Tray

Image: Simple Crafty Fun

Another pumpkin re-purposed – this time as a serving tray!

DIY Pumpkin Tray: Simple Crafty Fun

Skeleton Dish

Image: Four Front Doors

You can use this dollar store idea for all kinds of spook-tacular things: for trick or treat candy, candles, matches – or scary eyeballs!

Skeleton Dish: Four Front Doors

Candy Dish

Image: A Pumpkin And A Princess

This candy dish looks like it’s straight out of catalog, but it’s an affordable DIY – & you can get everything you need from the dollar store: a flower pot, saucer, glass bowl & a wooden knob!

Candy Dish: A Pumpkin & A Princess

Dollar Store Halloween Vignette

Image: Just A Girl

Chris created this black & white Halloween vignette with a little creativity, a glue gun & around $7!

Black & White Vignette: Just A Girl


Image: The Pin Junkie

Use these dollar store Halloween ideas on your mantle, table – or any place around the house that needs a little something.

Dollar Store Tablescape: The Pin Junkie

Spider Plates

Image: Earnest Home

Stamp spiders onto plates with this dollar store Halloween idea

Spider Plate DIY: Earnest Home

Spooky Bar Cart

Image: Atta Girl Says

Make a spooky bar cart by adding a few dollar store skulls & Halloween straws!

Mini Glittered Witch Hats

Image: The Dollar Diva

Or add a little sparkle with mini witch hats – crafted with dollar store party hats & plates

Want to see a few more ideas in action? WATCH THIS!

7 Dollar Store Halloween Hacks

If you need a few more dollar store Halloween ideas -watch this video from But First, Coffee!

You’ll find 7 fabulous projects & how to do them: DIY Skull Garland, a cute Halloween wreath, dollar tree mini pumpkin makeover, glossy dollar store skull vases, ghost/mummy lanterns, how to make Boo! artwork and a spooky Dollar Tree toy makeover!

Other Halloween Ideas To Try!

35 of the Best DIY Halloween Decorations-Fabulous & Frugal Decor Hacks

Halloween Games for Kids! 26 Easy & Fun Party Games

25 Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

75 Genius Dollar Store Hacks That’ll Organize Every Room According To Pinterest

28 Dollar Store Activities For Kids – Boredom Busters That Are 100% Easy

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40 Dollar Store Halloween Decoration Ideas! Dollar Store DIYs for Halloween! It’s seriously easy to give those Dollar Tree pumpkins, skulls, crows & bugs a scary makeover & reinvent your home (inside & out) for Halloween! From fab wreaths & spooky spiders for the front door to centerpieces & apothecary jars & crafts to make with your kids these dollar store Halloween ideas are too awesome to miss! #Halloween #DollarStore #HalloweenDecorations #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCrafts #crafts

Today’s Quote: “During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” -Unknown


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