Easy and Quick Dollar Store Halloween Ideas Anyone Can Do

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These are easy and quick dollar store Halloween ideas anyone can do. I’ve been looking for something easy to use on our entertainment center for Halloween. I didn’t want to buy a bunch of stuff that I’d never use again so instead I tried to find things I already had and supplement with a few small purchases from the dollar store.

Easy and quick dollar store Halloween ideas

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Easy and Quick Dollar Store Halloween Ideas

Halloween doesn’t have to be blood and guts and slasher movies. I’m not a big fan of anything too bloody, but I do like a few creepy elements like skulls or spiders.  I already had a skull and several plastic spiders from years past in my props cabinet (for blog photos). This is what I  used for my cheap Halloween decorations and where I found it. Here are a few more easy Halloween decor ideas in this video.

  • Books – Spooky titles are best. This is one of my favorite dystopian book series and the titles were perfect.
  • Candle – Don’t tell, but this is a Christmas candle I got at the dollar store. Anything would work, but blood red, black, gold, silver, etc. would fit the theme best.
  • Large-mouth glass canister with a top – Mine previously held cupcake liners. I repurposed it for a few weeks. You can find them at the dollar store which is where mine came from originally. Make sure the opening is large enough for the skull to fit.
  • Spiders – You can find these at the dollar store if you don’t already have several in your Halloween box.

Easy and quick dollar store Halloween ideas

  • Mini pumpkin – Mine is real from the farmer’s market, but they sell plastic ones at the dollar store if you don’t already have one.
  • Plastic skull – Mine originally came from the craft store, but you can find them just about anywhere.
  • Tall glass bottle with cork stopper – This is the bottle I make my flavored oils in, but I’ve seen them at a variety of different stores. The cork gives it a more authentic look. The little spider around the top is actually a plastic spider ring from the dollar store.

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You could use a variety of different elements in your Halloween decorating. I’ve seen people take quilt batting and shred it to look like cobwebs. If you have a piece of black lace, that would make a great tablecloth or runner for under the display. Use what you have in your Halloween decorating. Don’t feel like you need to run out and buy a trunk full of plastic Halloween decorations every year. Just make these quick dollar store Halloween ideas.


  1. Oh I love the skull under glass Ellen! One of my fave shows is Bones and I'm still catching up on all the past episodes I missed! I was just at the 99 cent store today getting my sister's birthday card. I found an awesome one too and Yoplait nonfat plain yogurt, 2 lbs for a dollar! I love that store. It is a nice one but there are some crappy ones elsewhere I know. The one close to me has some awesome Halloween stuff but I have enough myself and can't store anymore! It's fun to look though. Thanks for your holiday posts--I do enjoy them all.
  2. These are great!
  3. These are great ideas and even though I don't like creepy, the skull is actually cool under the glass
  4. These are cool ideas. Thanks for sharing

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