Spooktacular Halloween Decor

Want to know how to get spooktacular Halloween decor, that’s inexpensive too? I know that there are many versions of how to make DIY Halloween decorations from the dollar store. This isn’t another one of those posts, so stay with me. This is Spooktacular Halloween home decor, using things that I already own, or bought while thrifting, resulting in a budget friendly and glamorous look.

Spooktacular Halloween Black and Gold Decor:

This year my theme took on a black and gold color scheme without even really meaning to, and the end result makes me really happy!

black and gold halloween decor

My spooktacular, halloween, home decor inspiration came from this old Edgar Allen Poe book with gold embossed pages. I love his classic ghost stories, and this collector’s book was a long ago purchase that usually sits on my bookshelf. It is the most expensive decoration in this whole post. This mini skull was purchased at the Dollar store at the last minute before writing this post, and I thought it was a good way to display this creepy, fabulous, book on our coffee table.

gold skull halloween decor

Spooktacular Halloween Decor, Mantle:

In keeping with the black and gold theme, I discovered that I already owned some dollar store decor in the color scheme, so I rushed to my storage area and pulled out these holographic frames of Victorian people that turn into skeletons and zombies… SPOOKTACULAR!!!! Next up, I pulled out an antique, gold, mirror that we use around our house, and some vintage books to create a spooky mantle.

spooktacular halloween decor



spooktacular gold witch mirror decor

It’s hard to get a good shot of it up close, but at least I got an upclose shot of Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring… Yeah!!!!

Halloween decor mantle

The witches reflection decal, the bloody drape, skull and skeleton bird are also from the Dollar Tree. The white mini Victorian bust was a thrift store find and I painted her eyes red for a creepy effect. The bleeding candles were created by lighting a red candle and allowing the red wax to drip onto the white. Not rocket science, but it’s the little things that I think pull the look together, and provide spooktacular, Halloween home decor.


Spooktacular Halloween Decor, Dining Table:

Our table is already a black/brown color so, all I needed to add were some black dishes, candles and the skull! First, I purchased a plaster skull from Michaels and spray painted it gold.  Then, I added black dishes to my everyday gold flatware. We normally use white dishes for every day, but you can find black box sets of dishes for cheap, and I thought it would be fun to incorporate these into our October dinners!!

Spooktacular Halloween dining table
Spooktacular Halloween dinner set
Mini skeleton decorations

These mini skeletons were a Dollar Tree score. They even came with little twine hooks, for easy slide on. The spider leg votive holders were a purchase from Big Lots, years ago, and are my favorite go to. Lastly, I bought a pack of twin size bedsheets on clearance at Home Goods, and used these to drape over the chairs at either end of the table to create a haunted house effect!

spooktacular halloween decor for a haunted house

I am thrilled with how this look came together! I can live with the look all month without feeling cluttered, and my wallet isn’t in pain, wondering what happened. Cobwebs are also a great, inexpensive way to add spook factor! As a result, I haven’t ruled out covering my entire house in those for the main event.

Consequently, there are many ways to incorporate your belongings with a few spooky items and create a spooktacular Halloween vignette. If you have any questions for me, I’d love to answer them in the comments. Thanks for stopping by. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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Just a fun-loving, creative person that's trying to solve life's problems by decorating and re-decorating my home!