Gorgeous (Not Gory) Halloween Decorating Ideas—All Under $40
Because stylish Halloween decorations shouldn't have scary price tags.
If the most terrifying part of shopping for Halloween decorations is watching the grand total add up at the cash register, then these cheap Halloween decorating ideas are for you. They're more stylish than spooky—so they won't scare your neighbors (with a price tag of less than $40 each, they won't give you sticker shock either). Festive and affordable, these Halloween decorations prove you can get into the holiday spirit without going over budget.
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If you want to invest in decor that will last long past Halloween night, consider this set of pretty pumpkin planters. These terracotta pots are disguised to look like gourds, creating the ideal home for your succulent collection or favorite fall flowers. Want to try your hand at carving a real pumpkin planter? Follow our how-to video here.
To buy: $38 for large pot, shopterrain.com.
Creepy Critter Candles
For decor that's subtly creepy and hauntingly stylish, order this set of three flameless (read: safe to leave out on your front stoop) candles.
To buy: $24, worldmarket.com.
A Chic, Pumpkin-Shaped Lantern
On Halloween night, turn off the lights and let glowing candles light the way. Sure, you could set candles inside your jack-o'-lantern, but this black metal version won't get eaten by the neighborhood squirrels and will last for years to come. And to make your real-deal pumpkins last longer, choose a trendy no-carve design.
To buy: $40 (originally $50), crateandbarrel.com.
To give your front entrance a festive flourish without going over-the-top, opt for a berry garland in the classic colors of the season.
To buy: $7, michaels.com.
An Affordable and On-Theme Poster Print
If you're hosting a Halloween party (find our favorite party themes here), shop for online wall art that doesn't require a trip to the store. This skeleton poster print is available for instant download, so once your order goes through, your home printer (or local print shop) will handle the rest.
To buy: $5, OlaHolaHola.etsy.com.