Easy and Quick Dollar Store Halloween Ideas Anyone Can Do

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.

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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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Decor Tips

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.


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Comments

  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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