One of the greatest joys of Halloween is the ability to use your creativity and decorate the outside of your home. Whether you like to create a festive, fall atmosphere or a spooky graveyard, outdoor decorating is a blast. However, just as Halloween costumes and candy get expensive, decorations can get expensive as well. The following are 15 cheap ideas you can use to decorate your home for Halloween without breaking the bank.
1. The Cemetery
Cemeteries are commonplace when it comes to decorating the yard for Halloween. Rather than waste money on foam or plastic gravestones at your local retailer, just create your own from a few cardboard boxes. Cut out the shapes you want in your graveyard. Add variety by creating square, oval, and cross-shaped headstones. Paint them grey or black. Once it dries, you can add personalized sayings (for example, RIP). Finish them off by gluing wooden or plastic stakes on the back, and you’re all set.
If you don’t feel like turning your entire yard into a creepy cemetery, consider making one little grave. Try blending a little of white paint onto the tombstone’s edges, or glue on some artificial moss that you can find at any craft store. This way, you will make your Halloween grave look more authentic, creepy and aged.