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30 Thrifty Halloween Craft Ideas

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor for

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 a budget, 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.

30 Thrifty Halloween Craft Ideas

30 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

Very Ghostly Halloween Tree 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. 

  1. Very Ghostly Halloween Tree
  2. Black White and Glitter Pumpkin Centerpiece
  3. One Minute Halloween Luminary
  4. Spooky Halloween Tablescape
  5. Super Simple Halloween Treat Buckets
  6. Thrifty Halloween Bunting
  7. Wood Scrap Spookies

Outdoor Halloween Decor

Halloween Mason Jar Ring Wreath 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!

  1. Garbage Bag Lawn Ghosts
  2. Simple Halloween Wreath
  3. Milk Box Halloween Lanterns
  4. Plastic Bottle Skull Lights
  5. Halloween Mason Jar Ring Wreath




Thrifty Wearable Halloween Crafts

How to Make Fairy Wings 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!

  1. Five Dollar Candy Costume
  2. Rainbow Dash Costume
  3. How to Make Fairy Wings
  4. Ruffled Bib Halloween Onesie
  5. Shiny Robot Costume
  6. Versatile Shirt Skirt for Halloween Costumes



Thrifty Halloween Crafts for Kids

Pumpkin Patch Board Game 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.

  1. Pumpkin Patch Board Game
  2. Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost
  3. Coffee Filter Ghosts
  4. Easy Paper Bag Pumpkins  
  5. Pumpkin Mosaic From Paint Swatches
  6. Tissue Ghost Wreath



Thrifty Ideas for Trick or Treaters

Silhouette Trick or Treat Bag 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.

  1. T-Shirt Trick or Treat Bag
  2. Recycled Tee Halloween Tote
  3. Upcycled Canvas Tote Into Halloween Bag
  4. Silhouette Trick or Treat Bag
  5. Halloween Paper Sack Gift Bags
  6. EEK Halloween Treat Bag



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I love the halloween Ideas. They did a great job. I am going to tell my daughter about it. Keep up the great work.

Thank you steberfamil2!


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