This is what I’ve done in the past. I am posting my Instagram picture because it looks cooler than the original!
Halloween Decorating from the Dollar Stores
I was at Dollar Tree one year and thought they had some really good decorations this year and for $1 each I could afford to have some fun!
My mini Christmas trees ended up as Halloween Trees. My husband thought it was a little sacrilegious, but the kids loved it! 🙂 I thought the witches hats as the toppers were really cute. I bought every single thing at the Dollar Tree but the green netting. I got that at Hobby Lobby with my 40% off.
I figured it cost me $18 to decorate the front door. I already had the green netting from last Christmas and the mini Christmas trees.
- 4 Spiders
- 3 Black Creepy Cloths
- 2 Skeleton Sets
- 2 Spider Wreaths
- 2 Rolls of Halloween Ribbon
- 2 Witches Hats
- 2 Halloween Picks ( flowers)
- 1 Plastic Rat
Not quite as cool looking this way huh?! Instagram makes everything look cool! Anyway, I am sure some of you much more crafty people could have made this look better, but the kids love it and that is all that matters.
Don’t forget to look at the costume and party supplies. You can make some good costumes with what they have available. Plus, the party stuff is really cute!
Have you decorated with Dollar Store finds before? What did you do?
love it! going to the dollar tree tomorrow
how crafty and cute!!! love it!!!
Hey, AC Moore has the Deco Mesh (seen in green in Tiffany’s picture) on sale for 50% off this week.
Kathy Penney @ Pinner Takes All says
It looks great, Tiffany! Was discussing on FB today using the Dollar Store as a crafting resource because the cost of my last project got out of hand (I usually try to keep it around $20). Am going to share this!
Do they have the headstones this year? Last year I got them, and I got a bag of plastic bones, some black roses and a bag of potting soil from Wal-mart(where I work) and I turned my flower bed into a spooky cemetery!! The neighbor kids loved it! The bag of dirt helps to make the graves look “freshly dug”. LOL
just a warning, we bought a “tattoo sleeve” for my daughter, the picture showed an adult on the picture. well, needless to say, it might fit a four year old, even my 12 year nephew couldn’t get it up his arm. otherwise, i love dollar tree.
Im ready for the holidays myself!
I love how you decorated your door! Silly question, how did you attach everything on the door? I usually only put a wreath on door but would love to do something like this.
Don’t tell my husband. I used a staple gun….. 🙂
Adorable! I saw the Christmas stuff at Costco and am ready to decorate anything that doesn’t move. !!
OMG! You are so super talented! What a great idea to use the Christmas trees!
Omg dollar tree is freakin awesome! I went last week and got some really nice fall decor cant wait to go this week to get some halloween decor : )
great job on the door looks very nice
You really did a great job. It looks awesome. I am not good at coming up with ideas when decorating. Thanks everyone for the ideas too!!!
Debi @SABusyKids says
I sort of love this. It’s affordable and easy. Totally stealing.
I know I’m a little late on this post but I was super busy. What did you use for the topper on the door? Looks fabulous, you are very talented
I just took 2 rolls of $1 ribbon and made a big bow
how big was the green netting there are different sizes at hobby lobby and did you have to buy two rolls of it or did you just use one.
I used about 1 1/2 and it was about 15″ wide
Cute! I think your door turned out pretty awesome for someone “not as crafty.” 😉 I love hitting up dollar stores for seasonal decorations. This year, I amped up our Dollar Tree styrofoam headstones: http://chelsealikeengland.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/more-halloween-crafty-ness/
I made one of my favorite Halloween couple costumes from things we already owned, an dollar store and thrift finds. I was a mermaid, and used blue ds floral wire for “fins,” sheets of foam board to make a giant shell, and I handed out blue glass vase filler “bubbles,” (plus a -new- thrifted wig and beads/shells,) The hubs was a pirate, complete with ds fake piercings and tattoos. I covered a plastic box with ds wood grain contact paper, and glued on a skull from a ds styrofoam tombstone to create a treasure chest for candy. The kids at trunk or treat loved it! http://buymelovestore.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/make-it-monday-a-very-belated-reveal/
Lisa B. says
This is seriously adorable. I love the acid green instead of orange. Well done!
What the best way to attach it to your door trim without damaging?
Love your Halloween door! I also shop at the Dollar Tree for any of my craft projects. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Christmas!
How do you attach everything?
We have a tradition of putting up a dead Christmas tree to decorate for Halloween. It is in our new book The Halloween Pickle. Your door looks great.
I love it going to doller store now lolololololololololololoolololoooloolololololo