Get started early & get the look for less with these fabulous Dollar Store Halloween decorations & crafts! It’s seriously easy to give those plastic Dollar Tree pumpkins, skulls, crows & bugs a makeover & decorate your home (inside & out) for Halloween!
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Full disclosure: I usually don’t write about DIY’s & 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 & bummed everyone out:)
Everything changed when I started blogging about losing weight & looking around Pinterest “for work.” I was finding fabulous decor ideas for every season & holiday known to man – on the cheap! So I tried one, and then another & then another & guess who became slightly addicted to dollar store decorations?
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 Decorations
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
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 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
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
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
Or give a plastic dollar store pumpkin a makeover & turn it into a lantern – for $2!
Dollar Store Pumpkin Lantern: Premeditated Leftovers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Re-think basic brooms – with spray paint & ribbon!
Broom Makeover: Paper & Passementerie
Clever Front Door Decor
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
Decorating for or with kids? Try this fun dollar store Halloween craft using flower pots!
Silly Spider DIY: Creative Green Living
Repurposed Plastic Pumpkins
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
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
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
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
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
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
Need a centerpiece – yesterday? Dollar store pumpkins + garland + gold metallic spray paint = a quick & easy solution!
Dollar Store Pumpkin Centerpiece: Hip2Save
Dryer Vent Pumpkins
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
Speaking of the power of painting it gold – check out this idea for using plastic toys to decorate…everything!
DIY Taxidermy: The Gathered Home
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
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
Another pumpkin re-purposed – this time as a serving tray!
DIY Pumpkin Tray: Simple Crafty Fun
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
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
Chris created this black & white Halloween vignette with a little creativity, a glue gun & around $7!
Black & White Vignette: Just A Girl
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
Stamp spiders onto plates with this dollar store Halloween idea
Spider Plate DIY: Earnest Home
Spooky Bar Cart
Make a spooky bar cart by adding a few dollar store skulls & Halloween straws!
Mini Glittered Witch Hats
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 & a spooky Dollar Tree toy makeover!