Decorating for Halloween can be fun (in my opinion); the only downside is spending loads of money on decorations that you are only going to use once a year. No one said that you have to live in a house to decorate for the scary holiday, you can still decorate for Halloween while living in an apartment or even in a dorm room. If you are looking to decorate your apartment on a budget, then we’ve got you covered, because here are some ways you can decorate for Halloween without breaking the bank.
1. Halloween Wreath
You can’t go wrong with a Halloween wreath, because they are a simple piece of decor. You can easily buy a Halloween wreath from any store or you can make one from scratch. This D.I.Y project can be time-consuming, but it is probably the cheaper option. If you need any ideas for making Halloween wreaths, then I recommend checking out Pinterest.
2. Black Cat Decor
Black cats are an ancient Halloween symbol, so this is a great project. To make this decor, all you need are some plastic pumpkins, black spray paint, and battery-operated candles – it’s that easy. If you need some guidance on this project, head on over to BuzzFeed. For centuries, it has been believed that black cats are a sign of being unlucky, but to be honest, that couldn’t be further from the truth. During the month of October, many people will avoid adopting black cats because of this myth, but I want to encourage you to look beyond that stereotype and adopt this October!
3. Candy Corn Bottles
I just love this idea! Candy corn is the ultimate Halloween treat, which is why this is such a good idea. For this project, you will need some clear bottles, white spray paint, yellow spray paint, orange spray paint, leaves, and of course some candy corn. This project doesn’t take that long, but because you are using spray paint, you will want to make sure that you do it in a safe area. For more information on this project, head on over to BuzzFeed.
4. Floating Apple Bowl
If you are hosting a small get together in your apartment or dorm, then this is a cute idea that your guests will love. This piece of decor is inspired by the notorious Halloween game, bopping for apples. For this project, you will need an extra-large bowl, some apples, and some small candles. I really like this concept, so much so that I might use it in the future. For more information on how to do this project, head on over to BuzzFeed.
5. Wicked Centerpiece
Every table needs a wicked centerpiece for Halloween. Honestly, this project is so easy and fun that anyone could do it. For this project, you will need six plastic pumpkins, black sharpie, and whit spray paint. Before writing with a sharpie, you will need to make sure that the spray paint in dry enough to write on. Since this is a D.I.Y project, you relay any message of your choosing, but I personally really like the “wicked” lettering. For more information of this project, head on over to BuzzFeed.
6. Pumpkin Place Cards
Your guests will love this idea! You can’t host a party or a get together without place cards. For this project, you will need some plastic pumpkins, name cards, and sticks. This project will probably take you a total of five minutes, so that’s how easy it is. This D.I.Y project is rather cheap because you can find all the utensils from Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. For for information on this project, head on over to BuzzFeed.
7. LED Spiderweb
I’m totally loving this spiderweb! If you don’t have time on your hands to physically make something from scratch, then just buy something that looks great. This LED spiderweb is so cool with its orange LED lights and overall creepy look. You can place this decor inside or outside your apartment, as the batteries are equipped with a waterproof box. If you are interested in this product, head on over to Crate and Barrel.
8. Cockroach Invasion
Do you hate roaches? I don’t know a single person that isn’t scarred of them. Cockroaches are the cringe-est creatures to exist. You can buy plastic cockroaches from any dollar store and place them by a vent and scare the heck out of your guests. I’m not going to lie, I think I am actually going to do this. For more in this project, head on over to Clean Eating.
This one isn’t the scariest, but it’s still pretty cool. This piece of decor is perfect for your apartment and isn’t too difficult to make. For this project, you will need a branch or two, a glass vase, Spanish moss, and a plastic raven. The final product will be worth the time and effort that you put into it. For more information on how to make this Halloween decor, head on over to Kate Did It.
10. Mantel Decor
Your apartment should have a fireplace, but if not, then this decor can be placed anywhere within your apartment. When it comes to decorating your mantel for Halloween, you will need a centerpiece, so once you have one in mind, you can begin to add onto to it. Your centerpiece will obviously be the main focus, but surrounding the centerpiece should be eye-catching objects like little pumpkins or creepy figurines. The great thing about decorating is that it is all up to you, but if you need any ideas for your mantel, I recommend that you head on over to Start @ Home, because they know what they’re talking about.