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Halloween On The Cheap

Updated on October 21, 2011

Halloween on a Budget

If you are anything like my wife and I and you love Halloween and all the fun this first holiday of the holiday season brings then you may enjoy this hub. Here you will find resourceful ways to create decorations and fun ideas for food that can make a great Halloween for all to enjoy!

Glowing Milk Jug Ghosts

How to Make Glowing Milk Jug Ghosts
How to Make Glowing Milk Jug Ghosts
Glow Sticks
Glow Sticks

Glowing Milk Jug Ghosts

Ok here is a real cheap way to make a cool glowing decoration for your Halloween

You will need these items:

  • Get some one gal milk containers
  • Small white trash bags
  • Black permanent markers
  • Scissors
  • Glow sticks or Christmas lights

Using your scissors cut out the back bottom back of the milk carton under the handle just enough for an opening to be there. Draw a face on the front side with your marker. Place the lights inside and cover the carton with a plastic bag with the corner sticking up at the top.

Place these around your house or in the window facing the street and watch them glow! These are great fun to make as a family or as a personal project.

Rock Spiders

Making Rock Spiders
Making Rock Spiders

Rock Spiders

You will need these items:

  • Round river rocks (dollar store item for a bag)
  • Glue-gun and glue sticks
  • Pipe cleaning wires (craft store)
  • Googly eyes (craft store)
  • Black paint and other cheap paints

Using you black paint, paint the body of the rock black. Using your glue gun place and glue the pipe cleaners under the body of the rock. Glue your eyes onto the rock. You can then paint designs on the rock or place glue bumps around the back of the rock.

We place them around our house in places and even take small ones and hang them on the walls. It's real fun!

Pumpkin Cake recipe from All
Pumpkin Cake recipe from All

Halloween Fun

Pumpkin Cake and EyeBall Spaghetti

Pumpkin Cake


1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups white sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 10 inch bundt pan. Cream oil, beaten eggs, pumpkin and vanilla together. Sift the flour, sugar, baking soda, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and salt together. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined. If desired, stir in some chopped nuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Take orange frosting and cover the outside.

Cake Top:
Frost an icecream cone the night before and stick it in the freezer. When the cake is cool and frosted place the cone on the top.

EyeBall Spaghetti

Make your spaghetti and sauce, then make meatballs or buy some and them cut small round pieces of mozzarella cheese and melt them on top of the meatballs then take cut pieces of olive and place them in the center so they look like eyeballs

Halloween on the Cheap

Well there are some suggestions. Leave comments on the stuff you like to make for Halloween. Remember it's about fun and getting your place decorated is half the fun for us. Thanks and Happy Halloween!

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