When it comes to Halloween I used to love taking the kids trick or treating. I loved seeing all the kids in their cute costumes and was always in awe of the people who really went all out in their Halloween decor. I’m certainly not one of those people. But my kids have always wanted me to be. I started decorating for Halloween last year. Now that my kids are out of the trick or treat age, I figured I would add a few pieces of Halloween decor each year.
Here’s the thing…I don’t do witches and monsters and many other things. So I’m limited in the Halloween decor that I can find. I’ve rounded up a few affordable finds from Target, Michaels and TJ Maxx to share.
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This is my comfort level with Halloween, lots of black, skeletons and ghosts! You may recognize the light up skull head from my Halloween tiered tray last year. My kids loved it!
I recently picked up this metal haunted house from Target on one of my latest Target runs. It was the only option they had in store. I’ll go and see what I can find in store in the coming days and if I can’t find the other ones, or at least one other one, then I’ll order them online.
The metal houses are an affordable version of the haunted houses from Pottery Barn.
black wreath · hocus pocus sign · gingerbread haunted house · black flameless candles · welcome sign · kissing skeletons · skull spell bookstack · halloween frames · large gingerbread haunted house · halloween table decor · velvet pumpkin · glitter pumpkin
When I started shopping last Halloween and this season I’ve found the best success with Target, Michaels and TJ Maxx. A lot of the table decor I have comes from Michaels. And I have velvet pumpkins like this from TJ Maxx.
I like the idea of the Halloween gingerbread houses. They’d be perfect to style shelves with. That’s what I plan to do with the metal ones from Target.
Something I eyed last year and currently have in my Amazon cart is this spider web mantle scarf. It’s under $10 so I may give it a try and see how I like it.
My plan is to add a few things each year to build up my collection over time. How about you? Do you decorate for Halloween? If you do, do you go all out or keep it minimal?
For me it’s all about keeping my Halloween decor affordable and not super scary! Last year I primarily decorated the fireplace mantel and my tiered tray. This time I’ll expand a little from there. Perhaps the entryway table and styling my shelves. We’ll see how it goes!
HALLOWEEN DECOR INSPIRATION
Because I’m newer to decorating for Halloween, I don’t have much of my own content to share. So I found a few inspo pics that aren’t too scary for me to try! You can see how I decorated for Halloween last year.
Ashley used her beautiful haunted houses with black taper candles to add a touch of spooky to her kitchen.
Although I don’t love spiders, I like how Kari used the white cobwebs on her dining room light fixture. The bats along the white shiplap really pop!
You can’t go wrong with black bats! Chrissy added in a couple of crows and a ghost and perhaps my favorite…the one eyed pumpkin!
I also found some really scary decor pics that I can’t even think to put on my blog! It creeps me out! I don’t understand the huge spiders…ugh I can’t!
If you’re shopping for Halloween decorations hopefully I’ve provided you with some affordable options. It’s fun to decorate in new ways so I’m embracing the challenge that is Halloween decorating. Until next time my friend ♥