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Uh oh! There’s a dude in our window, and I’m not referring to the skeleton in our “Thrifty Spooky Halloween Corner” photo below. No, I’m talking about a real life painter dude that is in the middle of painting the exterior of our house (I will be sharing soon- it’s a shocker👍🏻)! With that being said, I have most of the windows covered with sheets because we don’t use blinds except in our bedroom and bathrooms 👀.
I was thinking how the painter must really think I’m a bit on the funny side with all the “stuff” he sees through these family room windows- including the Christmas tree that’s about to get a Fall dressing. Well, one thing’s for sure, he definitely got a spooky eyeful looking at our “Thrifty Spooky Halloween Corner”, and I hope you do, too. My son & I had fun putting this very thrifty corner together, and there’s more fun to come later this month with that tree I spoke of. Until then, enjoy this spooky little tour, and there’s 15 more thrifty decorating ideas at the bottom of this post from my amazing blog friends at the Thrifty Style Team.
Our “back” family room (that use to be our dining room) has turned into the hotspot where the teens hang out when they are home. We have one teen that is away at college 3-4 days/nights out of the week, and one that will be joining her next Fall. It’s not exactly the cleanest room in the house, but I like it that way. We are on the empty nest ledge and we are savoring these moments with the kids as much as possible.
One way I like to take my mind off that empty nest syndrome, is to decorate. I want to make it clear though that I am done “buying” and spending money on things to decorate with. I have accumulated enough stuff over the last 8 years of blogging (read more about that here), so now I just shop the house. I bet if you look around your place it might work for you, too.
For example, take a look at that light fixture on the table with the exposed vintage style bulb. I had that in my basement waiting to be fixed from a “cat-tastrophy” when the cats knocked it over.
Here’s the culprit right here…I hope you can see her, she’s pretty spooky.
Yep…Spooky is her name (ironically) and she knocked over the lamp last week while she was messing around with our other cats. Poor baby, it really scared her. I wasn’t mad because, well, I am a softy when it comes to these cats. She had a rough start, but now she is living the life of luxury. This is her first Halloween with us, and wow she fits right in.
This lamp was simple to transform into a spooky light fixture just by removing the broken glass, discarding the white tube (it slid right off), and changing the bulb. Boom.
Another example of using something you may not think of using for Halloween decor is this brown root beer bottle candle. I kept the brown bottle after I bought this root beer for my son, hoping to use for fall. Just make sure that the candle fits snug if you try this. Never leave a candle unattended.
Let’s see…what else did I use in this “Thrifty Spooky Halloween Corner” that was thrifty, cheap, or free—–>
Well, pretty much the entire collection on the table. I labeled everything below to prove it (NOTE: I tried to keep the collection within the traditional Halloween colors.)—–>
I guess you could call this little collection a “vignette” if you want to be fancy, but really all it is, is a fun Halloween corner for the family to enjoy and get into the fun autumn spirit. By the way, that old diffuser I found during my recent purge releases smoke after you light the liquid, so it really spooks things up 🔥 .
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Uh oh…I better come clean and tell you that the only item that I did buy a few weeks ago was that cat pillow at Joann’s. Everything else I had including the neon cat which was a gift to me from the kids for Christmas last year.
Oh wait 🤥! The ceramic pumpkin luminary I bought at Kroger this year, too. I guess I’m not as good as I thought I was, but I am trying. I hope my thrifty ideas can help you save some money, and have some fun. Don’t forget to stay tuned for the “Haunted Halloween Tree” coming up soon.
Grab some hot apple cider and popcorn because here’s the other 15 simple & affordable home decor ideas for you to sift through from the Thrifty Style Team…
Thrifty Spooky Halloween Corner from Redhead Can Decorate
Framed Mirror Tray from 2 Bees in a Pod
Step Stool Makeover from Bliss Ranch
Fall Leaf Candleholders from Chatfield Court
Thrifty Homemade Candles from Cottage at the Crossroads
Painting an Antique Cabinet in a Bold Blue from DIY Beautify
Fall Crafts Using Spray Paint from Duke Manor Farm
Fishing Basket Turned Fall Door Decor from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
DIY Hanging Basket from a Placemat from Jennifer Rizzo
DIY Watercolor Sheet Music Leaves from Postcards from the Ridge
Tomato Cage Pumpkin from Salvage Sister and Mister
Embroidery Hoop Halloween Wreath from The Creek Line House
Vintage Kitchen Counter Step Stool Makeover from The DIY Village
Halloween Letter Board Ghost from The How To Home
DIY Halloween Candy Dispenser with Jack O’ Lantern Eyes Printable from Unskinny Boppy
Simple Eucalyptus Garland from What Meegan Makes