I’ve noticed that as I get older, the décor in my home gets a bit more boring tasteful — and Halloween is no exception. Gone are the gory Halloween displays that I helped create with my roommates in college, though I refuse to reach peak “Live, Laugh, Love” territory with my spooky side, either.
Enter quirky and cute Halloween décor, which can be harder to find. It’s a way to show yourself that, yes, it’s fall, and soon tiny humans might dress up and beg me for candy. But it’s also a way to prove to myself that I still haven’t lost my entire sense of humor about it all.
Here are some fun ways to incorporate some quirky but boo-tiful Halloween décor into your autumnal space without breaking the budget.
One thing I LOVE LOVE LOVE is kitschy yard décor. Pink flamingos have always been my jam. So when I spotted this fantastic DIY vintage pink flamingo turned skeleton, the Florida girl in me was absolutely smitten. It’s easy to do, and a bit of glow-in-the-dark paint on these feathery beasts would go a long way to make the yard extra spooky!
Inside, there’s always a way to go overboard with décor. But, hey, maybe pass on that stretchy faux spider web stuff (there are enough spider webs in the world, do we really need to add more?) and opt for a spooky but classy little bouquet of boo-tiful flowers instead.
And if you’re not sure how to make your Halloween decor a bit more adult-y, perhaps it’s time to channel your inner Morticia Addams. You can’t go wrong with classic black accessories and simple shapes. I love this little display, which can be easily replicated with some black spray paint, some scissors, a hot glue gun, and some gold sequins.
Halloween is the best excuse to get a little crafty and a lot creative. And the best place to satisfy both of those moods is always Goodwill. Our stores are all set up for you to find your boo-tiful Halloween décor!
When you shop at Goodwill you are creating opportunities for individuals and families in your community to live a life of independence. Through educational programs and training, those bats and skull bouquets you create with Goodwill finds will also help create jobs. Now that’s something boo-tiful!
This blog was originally posted on Goodwill Industries International.