Halloween can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be! Check out this collection of 26 Thrifty Halloween Craft Ideas and discover budget-friendly homemade Halloween decorations, cheap Halloween costumes and other great projects that won't strain your wallet!
Whether you're in the market for some inexpensive homemade Halloween costume ideas or would like to learn how to make Halloween decorations on the cheap, this collection has something for everyone. In addition to costumes and decorations, we've also included budget-friendly Halloween crafts for kids, cheap and easy Halloween crafts to use while trick or treating, and thrifty Halloween craft ideas for your outdoor decor.
The best way to save money on your Halloween celebrations is to go homemade all the way. When you make your own Halloween decorations or sew your own costume, not only are you being economical, you're also getting to express your creativity. It's no wonder that DIY Halloween craft ideas are usually the ones that people compliment the most!
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One of the best parts about Halloween is putting up festive decorations. But stocking up on store-bought decor can cost a pretty penny. To help save some dough, check out our favorite thrifty Halloween craft ideas to make for your home below. From projects that make use of ordinary household supplies to crafts that incorporate dollar store finds, all of the projects featured in this Thrifty Halloween Craft Ideas for Your Home section will help you deck your place out in fun and creative homemade Halloween decorations that cost a fraction of what you'd pay at the store.
Black White and Glitter Pumpkin Centerpiece
One Minute Halloween Luminary
Pumpkin Centerpiece on the Cheap
Decorative Halloween Pedestal
Thrifty Halloween Bunting
Wood Scrap Spookies
Give the outside of your home some love too with these thrifty Halloween craft ideas for outdoor decor! Whether you're looking for homemade Halloween decorations to display on your door or Halloween craft ideas that will light up the night, the projects included in this section will help create a festive atmosphere for trick or treaters coming to your home on October 31st!
Garbage Bag Lawn Ghosts
Halloween Wreath Re-Do
Milk Box Halloween Lanterns
Plastic Bottle Skull Lights
Parade around in clever costumes and Halloween clothes without feeling guilty about a hefty price tag. The wearable Halloween craft ideas included in this section are not only budget-friendly, they're also some of the cutest Halloween outfits we've seen... in stores or around town!
Five Dollar Candy Costume
Ghost Pillowcase Dress
Ribbon Spider Tee
Ruffled Bib Halloween Onesie
Shiny Robot Costume
Versatile Shirt Skirt for Halloween Costumes
Halloween is a holiday that's perfect to celebrate with kids, and it's easy to do so when you have thrifty Halloween craft ideas like the ones below to choose from! Whether your little one wants to make ghosts, spiders, pumpkins or witches, there's a little something for everyone in this collection of Halloween craft ideas for kids.
Coffee Filter Ghosts
Easy Kids Witch Hats
Bottle Cap Spider Creatures
Easy Paper Bag Pumpkins
Pumpkin Mosaic From Paint Swatches
Tissue Ghost Wreath
Forget store-bought candy bags or buckets! When it's so simple and cheap to make your own trick or treat bag, it would be silly to pay unnecessary money for one from the store. Find easy Halloween craft ideas that show you how to repurpose and recycle old clothing into fun candy bags in the collection below.
T-Shirt Trick or Treat Bag
Recycled Tee Halloween Tote
Upcycled Canvas Tote Into Halloween Bag