Creating your home decor is super satisfying, even better when it looks like it came from a designer store. Today in this DIY Halloween decor article I am going to show you how to turn Dollar store finds into items that look store-bought. Decorating on a dime … or on a dollar in this case is the best!
DIY Halloween Decor
Everything in the above picture is made from Dollar store finds. The centerpiece is made from a foam pumpkin painted black, embellished with flowers and ribbon from the Dollar store. The candlesticks, the black skulls, and candle holders are also from there. They didn’t all come as you see them above, it took a little creativeness and few supplies to get them ready.
The Skulls are made from plastic but look like they are made from heavy material. I wished I had gotten more than two skulls, but at the time I wasn’t sure if I was even going to use them. Now I wished I had grabbed a couple more, oh well next year then. So for the skulls, I removed the sticker from the bottom and painted them with black chalk paint.
This is what they looked like before I painted them. I also had some candle holders that I got from the Dollar store a few years ago, that I’ve been using here and there but never painted them. I decided to paint them in the same black I used on the skulls. The good thing about using chalk paint is that it dries fast, and in most cases one coat of paint is perfect.
DIY Halloween Decor
Some of the other items you see on our dining hutch are Christmas houses painted to look like they are haunted. These were also bought from the Dollar store. I again used the same black chalk paint for these as well. After the black dried I added some white to soften up the black.
I also got the little purple spiders, the tall lighted candlesticks from the Dollar store, those light up, and require 2 double AA batteries. The black with dots and strips candle holders, ribbons, the large spider in my wreath, beware, RIP signs, and the flowers in the hanging mason jars are from the Dollar store too.
Decorating on a budget doesn’t mean it has to look like you did. Just use your imagination, and take one piece at a time and add your own little touch to it. There are plenty of great ideas on Pinterest, and Instagram is another great place to look. The below image is what I ended up doing on our hutch in the formal dining room. I tried to keep the colors black, purple with pops is deep red.
After I finished I had another idea for the window holding my wreath. I could remove the wreath and just have the spider. But I haven’t done that yet, if I do I’ll share pictures on my Instagram, be sure to follow so you don’t miss my share.
Like I’ve said before, I love having pretty things but refuse to spend a ton of money to have them. So I figure out how I create them using #dollarstorefinds, and I share how I do them here on Faith Crafts & Pretty Things. There are loads more Fall crafting to be done, and many will work until it’s time for Christmas crafting and decorating. So stay tuned for more fall crafts, and don’t forget to share with your friends, family, and followers too.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my DIY Halloween Decor article. If you enjoyed this article, you may find my Dollar Store Pumpkin Craft interesting as well.
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