5 DIY Dollar Store Halloween Decor Ideas

Make Halloween decor on the cheap using items from the dollar store.

September 25, 2019

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Dollar Store Halloween Decor
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What You'll Need:

  • (7) dollar-store car washing mitts
  • small foam wreath form
  • T-pins
  • black paint marker
  • (3) ping-pong balls
  • white card stock
  • hot glue gun and sticks

Attach the Mitts

Wrap the first mitt around the wreath form, and attach using T-pins. Repeat until the form is completely covered.

Attach the Eyes

Draw a black circle on each ping-pong ball using a paint marker (Image 1 below), and attach to the wreath using hot glue (Image 2 below).

Attach the Teeth

Cut two triangular shapes from the card stock to resemble pointy teeth. Attach to the wreath using hot glue.


What You'll Need:

  • dollar-store picture frame
  • dollar-store plastic bug
  • metallic gold spray paint
  • matte black spray paint
  • hot glue gun and sticks

Spray Paint the Frame

Spray paint the entire frame, including the glass, in matte black. Let dry.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Spray Paint the Bugs

Spray paint the bug in gold, and let dry.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Attach the Bug

Attach the bug to the center of the frame using hot glue on the lowest setting.


What You'll Need:

  • dollar-store floral filler
  • jute twine
  • floral wire
  • a branch or stick from your yard
  • hot glue gun and sticks

Attach the Floral Filler

Attach the floral filler around one end of the branch using hot glue (Images 1 and 2 below). Attach a second layer of filler using floral wire to make it more full (Images 3 and 4).

Attach the Twine

Wrap the twine around the filler to hide the stems, hot gluing as you wrap.


What You'll Need:

  • wood plaque
  • dollar-store aluminum baking pan
  • black spray paint
  • gray spray paint
  • aluminum shears
  • needle-nose pliers
  • protective gloves
  • hot glue gun and sticks

Spray Paint the Plaque

Spray paint the plaque in black. Let dry.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Form the Pan Into a Square Shape

Wearing your protective gloves, cut each corner of the pan using shears (Image 1 below). Fold in the cut edges with needle-nose pliers (Image 2 below). Attach the cut corners with hot glue (Image 3 below).

Add a Design

Add a design to the bottom of the pan using hot glue, and let dry. (Image 1 below). We went with RIP. Next, spray paint the pan gray, and let dry (Image 2 below).

Attach the Pan

Attach the pan to the plaque using a stapler.


What You'll Need:

  • floral wire
  • wooden bead
  • dollar-store toy rat
  • faux moss
  • floral foam
  • black spray paint
  • red nail polish
  • (2) dollar-store wire baskets
  • wire cutter

Make a Cage Handle

Remove the handles from the baskets, and set aside. Remove the handle hoops from the basket using wire cutters (Image 1 below). Spray paint the wooden bead gold, and thread onto one of the handle (Image 2 below). Bend the handle to form a circle (cut with the wire cutter if necessary). Secure the ends with hot glue (Image 3 below), and hide the ends in the wooden bead. Set aside.

Prep the Rat

Paint the floral foam black, and let dry. Apply red nail polish to the rat's eyes for a creepy effect (Image 1 below). Let dry. Attach the rat to the floral foam using hot glue on the lowest setting (Images 2 and 3 below).

Make the Cage

Place the rat in one of the baskets, and fill with faux moss (Image 1 below). Place the other basket on top, and attach the two baskets using floral wire (Image 2 below).

Attach the Handle

Attach the handle you made in the first step to the top by looping floral ribbon through the basket and handle.

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