It’s almost October! Call me crazy but I have all my Halloween decor in place by October 1st which means I’ve been shopping for new, unique decorations for weeks now! For this installment of A Country Girl’s Life, I’m bringing you the best of what I’ve found in my budget friendly Halloween decor searches. These are completely unique, classy decor ideas you won’t find in most stores!
The BEST part is that almost all of these highly rated Halloween decorations are $15 or less with FREE SHIPPING! I even have several items that are $10 or less! You’re bound to find at least one unique item to add to your collection. I’ve linked to all the products I’m recommending for easy shopping. Click on the title or photo to be taken directly to the product!
In this post I’m focused on budget friendly, unique & classy Halloween decor. Most of what you’ll see here is from Amazon and Target. If you want to view Target’s complete catalog of cute, classy and scary Halloween decor you can click here! If you want to view Amazon’s complete catalog of Halloween decor you can click here!
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This is one of my favorite Halloween decor ideas! Access to an electrical plug and a small container of water is all that is required to ‘fuel’ the fogger/mister. You can put this compact mister into a carved pumpkin or foam ‘funkin’ for an eerie effect. I’ve also used this in one of those large plastic cauldrons out on the front porch for trick or treaters. It also looks great sitting in your Halloween table-scape among party food! It’s really versatile and compact so you won’t have trouble finding a use for it (and easily storing it when you’re done).
Here is another great idea for your Halloween decorating dollar! These little tealights are so versatile. I use these in carved pumpkins, foam ‘funkins’, inside of skulls & in my candle holders. I’ve also bought these to put into treat bags for Halloween party guests. These tealights are battery operated so you can put them anywhere. Because they are LEDs the batteries last a lot longer than you might expect. Each tealight cycles through 7 colors which makes for a spooky, eerie effect!
I’ll have to admit….I’m addicted to mercury glass ANYTHING! I love the vintage look and I love that I can use these for Halloween, Christmas, New Years, dinner parties etc. It’s no wonder that I highly recommend peppering your house with these really reasonably priced mercury glass votives this Halloween season. You can even put some of those color changing LED tealights I recommended above inside them! With this much versatility you can use these for holiday decorating from now till New Years. They’re small and store easily for small spaces.
The only thing I love more than Halloween decorating is EASY Halloween decorating. This reasonably priced mantle scarf instantly adds a spook factor to any mantle. You can also place this on a buffet or above a doorway for a creepy entrance! This is another compact Halloween decoration idea that won’t take up much space after Halloween is over.
This is one of my favorite new finds this year! This skull decanter and glass set will look very spooky on your bar or bar cart! This decanter set is really reasonably priced! There is also a set available with four skull glasses which you can find HERE. I ordered the set with four glasses to put on my bar cart for our annual Halloween party. When it comes in I will post some pictures!
Let’s talk outdoor Halloween decorating shall we? This is a quick assembly outdoor decoration and I challenge you to find a better value. The spider and web combo is a really cheap & has a big impact! The web alone is 12 feet wide! The spider is 3 feet wide! I have a similar decoration which I shine a green spotlight on. It assembles quickly and looks spooky for the trick or treaters!
Here’s another piece of instant outdoor Halloween decor! You can pick from several creepy faces with the provided slides and project almost anywhere. The faces seem to come alive when you plug it in! I have something very similar which I’ve rotated around my home and property from year to year. I’ve projected onto walls in the house and on to the garage doors outside. You can also project onto a sheer curtain in a window if you live in a small space like an apartment or condo. In any case, you’ll be able to quickly add a creep factor with this animated skulls projector.
This compact little party light is great for using indoors (or outdoors if it’s a dry night or kept under cover). I use mine in the foyer where people walk in. It’s MUCH less expensive then some of the laser light projectors I’ve seen at major retailers. There are a ton of color options to give off a fun Halloween vibe. This little box has a ton of functionality! There’s lots of movement and color choices which are easy manipulated with a small remote control:
- 3 sound activated modes (for catching trick-or-treaters), 7 lighting modes & rotating speed control
- You can choose from solid colors or multi-color via remote (options include: red, green, blue, red/green combination, red/blue combination, green/blue combination,or all colors mixed together).
If you’ve spent much time here on my blog you probably know I’m a antique and vintage nut. Nostalgia is my jam! It’s pretty hard to find vintage Halloween decor that doesn’t break the bank. I was delighted to see that there are still a handful of people making vintage Halloween decor. I love the above 3 pack of Halloween characters. It reminds of my childhood and at these prices it’s within my budget to add a pack or two every year. If you like these guys you definitely need to check out the jointed black cat, the 4 cat pack, and the Halloween Character Pack.
Here’s another versatile Halloween decor idea! I have to admit that I have this table runner in a few different colors. I love the black and white & the black and orange for Halloween. I also have the red and black buffalo check plaid which I use at Christmastime. If you were to buy just one color for universality across the holidays (and potentially the whole year) I’d recommend the black and white buffalo plaid runner above. It looks great with Halloween decor, Christmas decor & year round if you have that farmhouse white look in your home. It’s so affordable, you can have as many as you want! It’s another compact piece that folds away easily after Halloween.
Now this is the definition of unique, classy Halloween decor! This morrocan lantern would look great just about anywhere indoors or outdoors AND it pairs nicely with any of the items I’ve suggested above (everything I’ve suggested is color coordinated). I like to use these around my dining table and around the fireplace mantle. At these crazy cheap prices you can buy a few and place them around your home or front porch. They come in several colors….but orange seemed most appropriate for this post on unique Halloween decorations!
Cheesecloth has to be one of the most inexpensive and universal Halloween decor items. I personally like to tea dye all my Halloween decor cheesecloth so that it gets that “just came off of a thousand year old mummy” look. You can drape it over lamps, mirrors, mantles, books, shelves or distress it to look like spiderweb.
Some of you in the southern climates can probably walk out your front door and harvest Spanish moss from your own trees. The rest of us have to buy it by the bag! I use moss to decorate in a very similar way to the cheesecloth which I mentioned just previously. I drape it over skulls, mantles, pumpkins & creepy Halloween props I have around the house.
Oh I absolutely love the classy, unique look of these sequin pillow covers! When Halloween is over I can take them off of my pillows and store them compactly. These pillow covers really punch up my party space and everyone asks me where they can get them! At these prices you can purchase a few!
I hope that you’ve found some classy and unique Halloween decor items that you can to your repertoire this year! Almost all of these items are relatively compact and can be stored easily. I’m pretty sure that if you bought everything on this list it would fit into one modest Tupperware bin!
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