These 15 Epic Dollar Store Halloween Hacks will make your holiday so much easier, and keep you on (or under) budget!
Dollar Store Halloween Ideas
I love finding awesome Halloween projects to make my house look festive for cheap. Where I live, the nearest craft store is 25 miles away, so I love finding potential crafts using items from the Dollar Store!
Turn an empty soda bottle into a black bat!
Turn a plain glass jar into a kid-friendly Halloween night light with this tutorial from Love and Marriage.
An orange plate from the Dollar Store easily transforms into a fun pumpkin plate for kids!
This creepy framed mummy from The Navage Patch looks expensive but really it was just made from Dollar Store materials!
Dollar Store Halloween Decorations
Take plain, white candles and turn them into spooky Halloween candles for your home with this tutorial from Today’s Creative Life.
Spray paint plastic pumpkins gold for a gorgeous Halloween centerpiece with this gorgeous idea from Hip 2 Save.
I can’t wait to try this idea from Just a Girl and Her Glue Gun, to make some adorably sweet monster hair clips!
Grab a bag of plastic spider rings for party favors, and then put them into soap molds to make your own creepy soap.
Make spooky eyeballs for your bushes with cheap plastic pumpkins with this easy craft from via Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.
Create a haunted Halloween village by spray painting cheap ceramic Christmas houses from the Dollar Store! We love this clever idea from The 36th Avenue!
Paint and distress inexpensive foam pumpkins to turn them into beautiful Halloween table decor with a fun tutorial from The Kim Six Fix.
Make a Halloween cake stand with a Dollar Store plate and bowl, with this brilliant hack from Hawthorne and Main.
Spice up plain paper cups, turning them into into pumpkins and Frankenstein with this craft from Simple As That.
Make an epic skull wreath for the front door with some foam decor from the Dollar Store, for a fraction of the cost of buying one, with Tried & True‘s tutorial.
This Halloween eyeball lantern is the coolest! Kids have so much fun making it!
Dollar Store Halloween Hack Tips
The biggest secret to finding the best Dollar Store Halloween hacks, is keeping an open mind. When you go in to the store, have a loose idea of the decorations you are hoping to create, but stay flexible enough that your creativity and imagination can work with whatever you might find! I have found some of the pieces for my favorite Halloween crafts in aisles outside of the Halloween section.
Shop with a buddy so that you can save even more money, splitting things that might come in larger quantities. Host a girl’s night Halloween crafting session, after, so that you can craft together!
The Dollar Store is also a great place to stock up on hot glue gun stick refills, paints, glitter, and many other rafting supplies, too!
Also, keep an eye out at garage sales and thrift stores for more potential finds to upcycle into Halloween decor!
Halloween Fun for the Whole Family!
- Paper Pumpkin Craft for Kids
- Halloween Eyeball Lantern
- 17 Creative Ways to Craft and Decorate Pumpkins
- Mummy Pudding Cups (With Video)
What is your best money-saving Halloween decorating hack or tip? Comment below!