Halloween Decor: How To Decorate Your Home on a Budget

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Halloween Decor—Ready or not, fall is here, school is back in session, the leaves are changing, and Halloween is right around the corner. Time to pull out your crate of Halloween decorations. Wait, you don't have a crate of decorations, or upon closer inspection, you would no longer proudly display the decorations you have?

Whether it is time for a re-vamp, or you are just beginning your spooky decorating collection, it does not need to break the bank!

How To Make Budget Friendly Candy Vases

Check out this simple list of materials and easy step-by-step instructions for how to make candy vases.


  1. Clear glass container(s).  Fun glasses or vases work great.
  2. Empty paper towel roll.
  3. Scissors.
  4. Clear shipping tape.
  5. Halloween candy.

I found the glass hurricane vases on clearance at my local craft store for $3.00 each.


Step 1. Cut your paper towel roll in half and tape both ends with  clear packing tape.


Step 2. Place a small amount of your candy in the bottom of the container.  Just enough to help the roll to stand up, then place roll.


Step 3. Fill the remainder of the container with candy.  I topped mine off with a different candy for a little variety.

I chose to use candy corn because I do not like the flavor of them, and will not be tempted to eat them!  They also will save really well for years to come.

Fun frugal tip! By using the papertowel roll, you save space and need less candy, making this fun decoration even cheaper!  Happy decorating!

What tips do you have for decorating your home on a budget? What fun Halloween decorating tips do you recommend?

Jessica Caldiero is am a stay at home mom of two beautiful red head girls (9 and 5). Her husband’s career in finance has had them changing locations and companies more times than they ever imagined! The blogging world has allowed her to keep in touch with friends and family no matter where their current location is.
She loves to find tips and tricks to help her keep my head above water, and save money while she manages their busy household. They all seem to ask each other, “how do you do it?!” as they struggle along. Although she doesn't don’t feel like she is doing it well every day, she is trying her best as she clears the clutter out of their home and lives. How do you keep the clutter cleared from your lives?
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