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26 Thrifty Halloween Craft Ideas


Pumpkin Centerpiece on the CheapHalloween 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! 

26 Thrifty Halloween Craft Ideas Table of Contents  

Thrifty Halloween Craft Ideas for Your Home

Outdoor Halloween Decor

Thrifty Wearable Halloween Crafts

Thrifty Halloween Crafts for Kids

Thrifty Ideas for Trick or Treaters


Thrifty Halloween Craft Ideas for Your Home

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


Black White and Glitter Pumpkin Centerpiece

One Minute Halloween Luminary

Pumpkin Centerpiece on the Cheap

Decorative Halloween Pedestal

Mummy Boxes

Thrifty Halloween Bunting

Wood Scrap Spookies


Outdoor Halloween Decor

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!

Halloween Wreath Re-Do




Garbage Bag Lawn Ghosts

Halloween Wreath Re-Do

Milk Box Halloween Lanterns

Plastic Bottle Skull Lights







Thrifty Wearable Halloween Crafts

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



Five Dollar Candy Costume

Ghost Pillowcase Dress

Ribbon Spider Tee

Ruffled Bib Halloween Onesie

Shiny Robot Costume

Versatile Shirt Skirt for Halloween Costumes





Thrifty Halloween Crafts for Kids

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.

Bottle Cap Spider Creatures


Coffee Filter Ghosts

Easy Kids Witch Hats

Bottle Cap Spider Creatures  

Easy Paper Bag Pumpkins  

Pumpkin Mosaic From Paint Swatches

Tissue Ghost Wreath



Thrifty Ideas for Trick or Treaters

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.

Recycled Tee Halloween Tote



T-Shirt Trick or Treat Bag

Recycled Tee Halloween Tote

Upcycled Canvas Tote Into Halloween Bag








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