A neighbor walked into my house, and after seeing all the pumpkins asked, “Who has the white pumpkins on sale?”

The answer: No one.

We planted 1 mini white pumpkin plant in our garden and it went crazy. So, in sticking with my theme of inexpensive decor, they are everywhere in this year’s Halloween decorating. And can I say that I love what my Halloween decor has evolved into!?

I do.


When my husband comes home to find our house decorated for holidays he thinks how much did this one cost me. I was happy to report that only $7 was spent on this year’s decor. I’ll break down the cost and let you in on a few of my secrets.


See my black flowers from last year? I love how they look in the pot and it freed up my skeleton hands to mix in with the potpourri.


This orange tray I picked up on summer clearance for $3, knowing it would be great for Halloween. And once again the dollar store has the crows I so love.


I saw this idea for the bats on another blog and used my Silhouette SD to cut out Crystal’s Halloween papers into little bats. Then I folded back their little wings, glued them on cardstock and inserted into a frame making my own specimen collection.


The colors of Crystals papers made me so happy that I decided to use them as the color theme of this year’s Halloween. I made this Boo! sign using them too.


When I was roommates with Crafting Chick Jamie she used the word spooky a lot. I picked it up too, and my mom got so sick of hearing me use it she made me this Spooky sign.

And the Potterybarn inspired hurricanes holding the potpourri and hands? They are a candlestick and vase, both from the dollar store, that I glued together with E6000–for a whopping $2 each. They are out year round.


This witch is one I drew up using my Illustrator skills and then used the Halloween papers to add some color.

Here’s the breakdown of cost:

  • orange tray $3
  • orange pumpkins $1.50
  • 2-5×7″ prints $.50
  • 1 crow $1
  • skeleton head $1

Everything else I already had! Either saved from Halloween’s past or pulled from other areas of the house.

And here’s the Boo! for you, if you’re interested. Download, print, and frame in a 5×7″ frame. (We’ll keep it our little secret that it was free and you used a frame you already had–making it a fah-ree addition!)

Does the man of your house ‘get’ holiday decorating?

**Disclosure** Crystal Wilkerson has given The Crafting Chicks access her kits with an agreement that we will link to her when they appear in a post. She has also given us permission to offer some of our projects using her products as free downloads to our readers.


  1. hey there. i’m just learning my silhouette. would you mind sharing the settings you used to cut the bats? what blade and what “materials” did you set it? thanks! p.s. everything is adorable.

    • I printed on cardstock so I used the pink blade, and the cardstock setting. A trick I’ve learned is to set the cut number to 2 so it cuts twice. What I didn’t mention in the post was that this bat project took a whole weekend to do. Let’s just say it was a learning experience. Good luck!

  2. My sweet husband is awesome. When I gave up about half way through the Halloween decorating, he insisted that we finish. He even went so far as to dig through boxes to find the everyday frame I usually use to frame a certain picture of a certain mom being particularly “spooky!” I know he’s not normal, but I love him all the more for it.

    Guess this is my chance to get my very own Boo! sign. Lucky me! 🙂 Thanks, sister, you’re awesome.

  3. I am absolutely planting one of these plants next year! I love your decorations! Very classy and festive all at the same time.

  4. I love the way white pumpkins look, so different and festive!

  5. Love, love, love it!!!

    I noticed the landmark in the background of the photo in your second shot. That’s home sweet home to the girl living in the midwest! I’m jealous!!!

    Love your blog!

  6. Creative & thrifty – love it! And you weren’t kidding about your plant – those are a LOT of white pumpkins! 🙂

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  8. Nikkala! I am once again jealous of your mad skills, but this year I am also jealous of your clear places to put stuff…

    Jamie, I think you all made us start saying “SPOOKY”

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  11. I love all the decorations…very very nice.

  12. we don’t do Halloween decor but rather fall decor but I loved these! At first I thought Kim (TOdays Creative Blog where u were featured yesterday) was joking when she said you grew the white pumpkins but I see she was serious! Awesome! I did see these at the farmers market for about 75 cents or so (each) so…

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  14. I featured your printable today on my blog! Check it out…

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  15. Hi Crafting Chicks, I found you through a google search.
    I wonder if you can help me?
    I want to know how much carving pumpkins are? (is that what you call them)?
    They are here now this year (I’m in Australia) for the 1st time and they are on sale FROM $20 each.
    Also do you just toss them out when Halloween is done?
    I have never seen white pumpkins. Can youeat them?
    I really want a photo of pumkins on sale but that might be a bit much to ask?
    love your blog I am off to look around a bit more and add you to my reader.

  16. Nuh-uh! You grew those pumpkins? I am so jealous. I have been looking for them everywhere! We used to get them when we lived in WA and I loved them so much. I’m totally going to plant some next year and hope that they actually produce something. 🙂 I love, love, LOVE your decorations.

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