dollar store halloween decor diy ideas

Give your home a spooky makeover for less with these dollar store Halloween decor DIY ideas. You can get most of the items for these projects at Dollar Tree. However, you will need some basic crafting supplies such as hot glue gun, paint, paint brushes, etc.

Things You Can Get at Dollar Tree:

  • plastic and foam skulls
  • plastic and foam pumpkins
  • creepy cloth
  • pumpkin pails
  • spiders and webs
  • crows, rats, insects, etc.
  • halloween ribbons
  • glass candleholders
  • candles
  • vases
  • picture frames
  • Mod Podge
  • twine
  • burlap
  • & much more

Crafting Supplies You May Need:

  • Hot glue gun (my favorite one is this one from Amazon, it’s a mini so it’s great for small projects like these and it comes with the glue sticks). You can also find them for a similar price at Walmart.
  • Small paint or sponge brush. You can get them for $0.50-$1 at Walmart
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint. You can get small bottles of acrylic paint for $0.50 and basic spray paint for $1-$2 at Walmart
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife

Skeleton & Skull Dollar Store Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

Skull Candle Holder
3 skulls (Dollar Tree) + 2 terra cotta saucers ($0.75- Walmart) +
black spray paint (Walmart -$0.99) + Halloween candle (Dollar Tree).

Skeleton Dish DIY
plastic skeleton + glass taper candle holder + glass tealight holder + e6000 glue + white spray paint + silver spray paint + black acrylic paint
You can get the candleholders and plastic skeleton at Dollar Tree

skull knockerMetallic Skull Knocker
plastic skull knocker (Dollar Tree) + metallic Rust-Oleum spray paint

Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath
plastic skeleton hands (Dollar Tree) + silver spray paint + chalkboard circle + chalk marker

Boneyard Lantern
bag of mini plastic skulls + glass cylinder vase (Dollar Tree) + skull necklaces (Dollar Tree) + white spray paint ($1 – Walmart) +  caulking +  battery operated tea lights (Dollar Tree)

DIY Skull Vase
foam skull (Dollar Tree) + black paint + craft knife + florals (Dollar Tree) + round glass candleholder (Dollar Tree)

Printed Halloween Candles
pillar candles + tissue paper (Dollar Tree) + printed image + glue stick (Dollar Tree) + Scotch tape (Dollar Tree)

Halloween Skull Wreath
foam mini skulls (Dollar Tree) + strong wire + hot glue & gun + ribbon (Dollar Tree)

Vase of Skulls (#6)
small skeletons + tall glass vase + spanish moss
All of these are items you can get at Dollar Tree

Dollar Store Skull Pedestals 
glass taper candleholder + plastic skulls + black paint
You can get the candleholder and skull at Dollar Tree

Upcycled Skull
glossy white spray paint + plastic skull + craft knife + florals

Skull Candlesticks
skulls (Dollar Tree) + battery powered tealight candles (Dollar Tree) + wooden candlesticks (thrift store) + glitter

crime-sceneCrime Scene
crime scene tape (Dollar Tree) + thin wooden yard stakes + bag of bones (Dollar Tree) + skull (Dollar Tree)

Bone Mobile
bag of plastic bones + plastic skull + fishing line + hook + black acrylic paint (to age the bones)


Spider Dollar Store Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

spider wreathSpider Web Wreath
foam wreath (Dollar Tree) + black spray paint ($0.99 Walmart) + spiders (Dollar Tree) + spider webs (Dollar Tree).
Spray paint the wreath white or black. Spin the web around the wreath and add spiders

web doorSpider Web Door  
black tape + spider (Dollar Tree)

Ghostly Spider Mantel
white taper candles (Dollar Tree, 2pk), glass taper candle holder (Dollar Tree), white spray paint ($1 Walmart), plastic spiders (Dollar Tree) + spider webs (Dollar Tree)
Paint the candleholders and vase white. Glue spiders to candles. Add spider webs

Magnetic Spiders
plastic spider rings (Dollar Tree) + magnet sheets + hot glue gun

Spiderweb Halloween Candle Holder
glass candleholders (Dollar Tree) + white yarn + hot glue gun + small fake spiders(Dollar Tree) + + battery operated tea light candles (Dollar Tree)

spider web jarSpider Web Mason Jar
webs with spiders (Dollar Tree) + battery operated tealight candle (Dollar Tree) + mason jar (Dollar Tree)

spider web trash bagTrash Bag Spider Webs
black trash bags (Dollar Tree) + scissors
Tutorial here: http://www.fastforwardfun.com/easy-diy-trash-bag-spiderwebs

framed-doily-spiderwebSpooky Spider Picture Frame
black picture frame + white dollies + large black spiders
You can get all these items at Dollar Tree

Glowing Spiders
cotton balls + mason jar + spiders + glow stick
You can get all these items at Dollar Tree


Ghost Dollar Store Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

ghost bagsGhost Leaf Bags
white trash bag + black permanent marker
Both items you can get at Dollar Tree

yard ghostsYard Ghosts
styrofoam balls (Dollar Tree) + lawn stakes ($4 for 12 at Home Depot) + lightweight white fabric

DIY Tin Can Ghost Windsock
tin can + white spray paint + black paint + white ribbon + twine

floating-cheesecloth-ghost-6Floating Ghost
2 liter soda bottle + cheesecloth + styrofoam ball (Dollar Tree) + wire (Dollar Tree)

ghost candlesGhost Candles
glass jar candle, 8″ (Dollar Tree) + black permanent marker

white bag ghostsGhost Paper Bags
white paper bags (Dollar Tree) + LED tea light candles (Dollar Tree, 2 pack) + black permanent marker (Dollar Tree)

Ghost Jugs
empty milk jugs + black permanent marker (Dollar Tree) + craft knife + string clear lights

Friendly Ghosts
white foam ball (Dollar Tree) + Black Felt or Foam (Dollar Tree) + Wood Dowel (Walmart – $1.50) + Ribbon (Dollar Tree)


Pumpkin Dollar Store Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

pumpkin cauldronsPumpkin Cauldrons
black spray paint ($0.99 – Walmart) + 3 jack o lantern treat pails (Dollar Tree) + creepy cloth (Dollar Tree)

Candy Jar DIY
round glass candleholder (Dollar Tree)+ 6 inch terra cotta pot + terra cotta saucer + wooden knob + paint + ribbon (Dollar Tree)
Even though you can’t get the pot, saucer and knob at Dollar Tree, you can get them for $1 or less at Walmart or a home improvement store

Concrete Pumpkin Planter 
$1 pumpkin pail + spray primer + stone-look spray paint + clear sealer

Creepy Crawly Pumpkin 
2 packs of mini creatures + foam pumpkin
Both items can be found at Dollar Tree

Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiary
foam pumpkins(Dollar Tree) + white craft paint + stick vinyl letters + spray sealer + bamboo skewer (Dollar Tree) + floral moss (Dollar Tree)

Upcycled Dollar Tree Shabby Chic Pumpkin
foam pumpkin + spray paint + burlap ribbon + twig

Pumpkin Door Decor
$1 plastic pumpkin + craft paint + tissue paper + mod podge  + halloween ribbons
You can get the pumpkin, tissue paper, and halloween ribbons at Dollar Tree

deco mesh pumpkinMesh Pumpkin Wreath
Wire Wreath + Orange Mesh + Green Deco Mesh + Orange Chenille Stem
You can get everything at Dollar Tree. It only cost $5 to make this pumpkin wreath!

Framed Plastic Pumpkin
$1 plastic pumpkin + orange spray paint + brown acrylic paint + black frame  + scrapbook paper + ribbon
You can get the pumpkin, frame and ribbon at Dollar Tree

burlap pumpkinBurlap Pumpkin
Burlap Pumpkin  (Dollar Tree) + Twine  (Dollar Tree).
For the swirly tendrils effect you coat those strands of twine with Mod Podge and wrap them around a pencil. Allow it to set for about 10 minutes and then remove the pencil

Halloween Bandana Pumpkins
bandanas (Dollar Tree) + embroidery floss + polyfil + needle & thread


Creepy Dollar Store Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

creepy terrarium Creepy Terrarium 
3 empty jars + crows, mini skulls, spiders, skeleton  + spanish moss  + pebbles + floral foam
You can get all these items at Dollar Tree

creepy jarCreepy Jars
halloween knick-knacks + crows, rats, etc  + Spanish moss + jars or vases
You can get all these items at Dollar Tree

Creepy Halloween Candles
glass candle holders + Mod Podge + spray paint  + printable pictures of victorians + sand paper

Body Bag
cheap white trash bags (Dollar Tree) + rope or twine (Dollar Tree)
Create an outline of a body with trash and wrap it up in the trash bag and rope.
(Ex: use a milk jug for the head)

halloween-dollar-store-spiderweb-vaseSpooky Halloween Vase
small glass vase (Dollar Tree) + black spray paint (Walmart -$0.99) + hot glue
It does require some drawing skill for the spider web detail

Eyeball Flowers
eyeball flowers + purple vase + liatris or similar flowers
You can get all these items at Dollar Tree

Halloween Apothecary Jars
acrylic paint in (black, gray, purple) + insects + plastic candy jar
While you can’t get these exact jars at Dollar Tree, you can get a similar one and you could use e6000 glue to attach a glass taper candleholder to the bottom

Halloween Village
Halloween village buildings (Dollar Tree) + black spray paint ($0.99 Walmart) + plastic bats (Dollar Tree) + acrylic paint + candleholders and/or boxes

Crow Wreath
cardboard + mini crows (Dollar Tree) + red nail polish + glitter + treat bag (Dollar Tree)+ silver spray paint

Black Bats
black construction paper (Dollar Tree) + printable bat template

Creepy Lamp
creepy cloth + plastic spider

Creepy Picture Frame
creepy cloth + plastic skull + halloween florals + plastic spider + black spray paint ($1 – Walmart)
You can get the picture frame at a thrift store for $5 and you can just paint it black

Crow Tree
branches + vase + Spanish moss + crows
You can get everything at the Dollar Tree

bleeding candle 2DIY Bleeding Candle
White taper candles (2 pack – Dollar Tree) + red taper candle (2 pack – Dollar Tree).
Just light the red candle and drip it over the top of the white candle.
Tip: If you don’t have a candelabra, you can put the candles inside an empty wine bottle (Dollar Tree)
and put a creepy printable label on the bottle.

Tortured Candles
small pillar candles (Dollar Tree) + carpet tacks + red taper candle (Dollar Tree)


Cute Dollar Store Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

halloween candleHalloween Candles
glass jar candle (Dollar Tree) + halloween tape or stickers

Halloween Ribbon Wreath
assorted Halloween ribbons (Dollar Tree) + foam wreath

Halloween Candles II
various candles + Adhesive Border Pad + orange ribbon + twine
You can get everything but the adhesive border pad at Dollar Tree

Halloween Frames
photo frames (Dollar Tree)+ black ribbon (Dollar Tree0 + halloween ribbon (Dollar Tree) + vinyl stickers + paint pens + paint

Toilet Paper Covers
Halloween napkins + toilet paper
Both items can be found at Dollar Tree)

Halloween Hand Soap
confetti + mini creatures + hand soap
All these items can be found at the Dollar Tree

door matCustomized Halloween Door Mat
floor mat (Dollar Tree) + stencils  + acrylic paint


Spooky Eyes Dollar Store Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

eyes-in-the-darkSpooky Eyes
Paper towel or toilet paper rolls + glow sticks (Dollar Tree)
Cut paper towel roll in half. Cut out eye designs and put glow sticks inside.
Place in bushes for a scary effect!

Spooky Bush Eyes
$1 pumpkin pails + white spray paint + black & red acrylic paint

Creepy Eye Lights
push light (Dollar Tree) + sharpies

DIY Eyeball Lights
ping pong balls (Dollar Tree) + sharpies + string lights

Googly Eye Wreath
straw wreath + white ribbon (Dollar Tree) + wire + ping pong balls (Dollar Tree) + googly eyes (Dollar Tree)


Witch & Mummy Dollar Store Halloween Decor DIY Ideas

witch hat Floating Witch Hats
witch hat (Dollar Tree) + glow stick (Dollar Tree) + safety pins (Dollar Tree) + fishing line + hooks

DIY Witch Legs
pool noodle (Dollar Tree) +  stockings (Dollar Tree) + large black heels (thrift store)

Witch Broom DIY
$1 broom + black spray paint (Walmart – $1) + glitter + ribbons (Dollar Tree) + gems

Halloween Spellbooks
books + small plastic Halloween items (Dollar Tree) + letters + hot glue gun  + black & metallic craft paint
You can get the books at Dollar Tree or thrift stores.

Mummy Door
white streamers (Dollar Tree – 2pk) + black construction paper (Walmart -$0.75) + printer paper

Mummy Hand 
$1 plastic hand + cheesecloth  + brown & black paint + paper towels + coffee grounds

mummyMummy Jar
gauze (Dollar Tree) + large googly eyes (Dollar Tree) + mason jar
You can get all of these items at Dollar Tree

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