Make This Halloween Boo-tiful

I’ve noticed that as I get older, the decor 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 decor, 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 (with the pandemic, who knows how many will show up!). 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 decor into your autumnal space without breaking the budget

One thing I LOVE LOVE LOVE is kitschy yard decor. 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! 

Credit: @mise.en.haas

Inside, there’s always a way to go overboard with decor. 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. 

Credit: @till_and_twine

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.

Credit: @ourtreasurecoasthome

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. Some stores even have concierges to help you find what you’re looking for! 

They sell your donated stuff and turn it into opportunities for families in your community to reach financial stability. 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!