15 Thrifty Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas

This post is totally helpful for finding tons of ideas on trunk or treats that aren't so expensive. My favorite is the yellow brick road one - so adorable! 15 Thrifty Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas

Every year my church does a Trunk or Treat for Halloween. I am always looking for thrifty trunk or treat decorating ideas and something that can be put together quickly. If you haven’t heard about Trunk or Treats before it’s usually a church, school, neighborhood or community sponsored event where people gather up and park their cars in a big parking lot. They open up their trunks or truck-beds and decorate them. Then they pass out candy. It’s a fun way for kids to get a lot of candy in a short amount of time. Plus it’s a nice safe family friendly environment usually too.

As you know I am always trying to save as much money as possible so I found 15 amazing & thrifty Trunk or Treat Decorating ideas for you! Enjoy!

1. Skeleton Truck or Treat Idea from Curly Crafty Mom


2. Slumber Party from BethanyHahira


3. Mike Wazowski from Shine Like Stars


4. Candy Cottage from Intelligent Domestications


5. Hay and Scarecrow from Pinterest


6. Trunk Zoo from Project Little Mo


7. Camping Trip from Jeannie Marie & Company


8. Mouthful of Candy from St.Joseph’s Catholic Church


9. Yellow Brick Road from Pinterest


10. Trunk Frog from Pinterest


11. Black Cat from User on Flickr


12. I Spy from Trunk or Treat Decorating


13. Mummy from C.R.A.F.T


14. Grease from User on Flickr


15. TMNT from Pinner on Pinterest

For more Thrifty Trunk or Treat Ideas check out my Pinterest board full of them here!


Happy Savings everyone.


15 Thrifty Trunk or Treat Decorating Ideas was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by Karrie

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  1. Thank you so much for including our Candy Cottage in you round-up! It was very thrifty to make because we repurposed as much as possible!

  2. Chrissy Bryant says:

    We really liked the “camping” trunk but we tried to click on it to get more details but it always popped up the “zoo” trunk. Anyway to get more details about the “camping” trunk? Thanks so much.

  3. These are all great ideas! I featured this post on my Facebook page, The Hack Yak, that is for my Communications class at BYU-Idaho. Thanks for great content I can share! 🙂


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