As the weather starts to cool down and the leaves begin to change, many families are bringing out the Halloween decorations early. Whether you’ve been looking for new, fun decoration ideas, or you’re just getting started on a Halloween collection of decorations, here are a few fun ideas that are easy on your budget:

Dollar Store Wreath – Any low cost store will have all sorts of items you can use in a wreath. You can use colorful purple, black and lime fluffy bath scrubs to create a base for your wreath, or orange feather dusters to add a fabulous flair. Once you have your base wreath, grab small items like plastic pumpkins, bats and spiders to make your wreath as spooky as possible!

Halloween Tree – A Halloween tree is a great idea for new decorators, since you can use your Christmas tree or even grab a large branch that’s fallen in the neighborhood. The concept is simple; you place your orange and purple lights on your tree and decorate it just the way you would with your Christmas tree. If you decide to decorate a large branch, you can make it extra scary by adding spider webs and bright, glowing eyes.

Halloween Bags – One cute and cost-effective way to dress up your kids’ Halloween bags is to use colored duct tape to make designs and faces. Using a simple dollar reusable bag and taping orange and lime green in stripes can be a great look for a clown costume, or using a purple background with bats or spiders if your kids have a spookier outfit.

Picture Frames – If you have any circular picture frames or mirrors around the house, simply line them with an orange border and fill in a pumpkin face.

Giant Spider – A fun and easy way to decorate your front yard is a giant spider; made out of black trash bags and newspaper. It’s a very simple project, you get nine trash bags, filling one for the body and wrapping the other eight around a tight tube of newspaper. Once you’ve gotten the spider to look how you like it, you will glue the legs onto the body with hot glue.

Luminaries – A safe and fun alternative to brown lunch bags is milk gallons. You can cut the tops off the bottles and draw fun and spooky faces on the outsides.

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