ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Holidays and Celebrations»
  • Halloween

Outdoor Halloween Decorations on a Tight Budget

Updated on October 14, 2011
Don't let a low budget spoil your Halloween.
Don't let a low budget spoil your Halloween. | Source

Every year, October rolls around and inspires us to create a spooky atmosphere for all of the trick-of-treat enthusiasts. With the economy in a downfall, many individuals find the need to choose between decorating their outdoor space or purchasing enough candy to pass out to all of the neighborhood kids. By budgeting accordingly and creating your own decorations, you can manage to decorate and purchase candy this year.

Design your own graveyard. Gather old scraps of wood including plywood or any section of wood that is at least 12-inches wide. Cut the wood to a various heights between 18-inches and 36-inches. Paint the sections of wood with white paint and highlight the edges and corners with gray. Use black paint to write different names such as “Casper”, “Spooky” or “Boo” to give the graves a fun touch of personalization.

Decorate your outdoor space with tree ghosts. Gather white garbage bags and fill the bottom of each bag with leaves from your yard. Only fill around ¼ of the bag to leave space for the ghost “body.” Tie rope around the section to separate the leaf filled area from the rest of the body. Draw eyes and an open mouth onto the leaf filled area using a black marker. Tie the ghosts in a tree with rope to give the appearance of flying in the wind.

Create an inexpensive candy bowl with an ordinary pumpkin. Wait until the day before Halloween to set out and purchase a large pumpkin. Stores and farmers will generally discount the pumpkins greatly during the final days of Halloween to ensure they all sell and they do not lose money during the Halloween season. Cut off the top of the pumpkin; around 1/8 of the crown area, and hallow out the pumpkin. Line the interior of the pumpkin with wax paper or aluminum foil. Draw or paint a scary face on the outside of the pumpkin. Pour candy into the center of the pumpkin. This is an attractive option for leaving candy outside of the door during the Halloween night.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • John Wulff profile image

      John Wulff 6 years ago from Northern British Columbia

      Hey Magnicity,

      I like your idea about the candy bowl made out of a pumpkin. It's very neat and I haven't heard of it before!

    • happyexplorer profile image

      happyexplorer 6 years ago from Mostly USA, sometimes elsewhere

      Hi Magnicity!

      I enjoy Halloween as much as kids do! These are great tips!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)