Halloweens would be dull without decorations. In the ancient times, it was believed that Halloween decors were important in that they help drive away bad and harmful spirits. These days, such ornaments are considered part of the Halloween tradition. Enthusiastic decors provide expensive effects. Props are considered wickedly cool and spooky materials and costumes are musts. Most households even allot a significant amount of budget to fund various Halloween decorating tasks. But during this time of economic downturn, how could Halloween get spookier than ever without actually incurring high costs? Here are helpful and cool ideas to flame your imagination.
Candlelight is so far the cheapest way to decorate Halloween. You could opt to purchase a hundred-bag of tea lights. Use creative containers that you could make on your own. You could put up and light such candles all around your house. It would look spectacular. Pumpkins or small hallowed-out gourds could do the trick. Also use small vases and drinking glasses and plain tea lights in a mantel to create an eerie atmosphere. Furthermore, arrange old and broken twigs in glasses near candles. You would be surprised how these could create spooky shadows.
The local dollar store would serve the purpose. Find and buy artificial spider webs and glow-in-the-dark skeletons. You could hung these materials all around the house to create a spooky atmosphere. In such bargain stores could also be found cheap costumes and inexpensive scary masks that you could also opt to put up in the ceiling as décor instead of wearing them. Your dollar would surely reach miles.
Improvised of home-made creatures
You could spice up your Halloween décor with a scarecrow. There is no need to spend much for that. Cut several old clothes and even newspapers into strips. Use these to stuff several other clothing so that you could creatively create a scarecrow. It could be that easy. You could hold all the materials together using a belt, safety pins, or threads. Opt to use a balloon with yarn as a head. A stuffed pillow case could also do. Put up a spooky face then add a hat to make a Halloween creature.
Post Halloween shopping
The best time to buy Halloween decors is right after Halloween. You could still catch some of those items at the department stores are retailers for a few days after the occasion. Why buy after Halloween? The idea is that price tags of all Halloween items during the period could be much cheaper. You may not have been able to use the decors in the recent Halloween, but mind you, you could store them up and keep them to be used in the coming Halloween next year. Thus, you would not have to spend on the next. This is more like wise shopping. Halloween decors never go out of style so there is no need to worry too much.
You could surely adapt some or all of those great Halloween ideas. Who says there is a need to spend much for the occasion?