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!?
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.
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