I started my Halloween decorating. And I am so excited.
I just love Halloween. However, I don't love climbing up into the hot attic to retrieve my old Halloween stuff. And I don't love spending money on new stuff.
Well, I do love spending money on new stuff. It's just I don't have any money to spend this year. So what's a lazy, poor girl like me to do?
Time to think frugally. So I started with decorating a shelf in my family room. I already had most of the items on hand. And it didn't require me going into the attic.
I did pick up this orange faux pumpkin at Dollar Tree. A dollar is pretty frugal, wouldn't you say? I decided that I wanted to do a black & white Halloween in my family room this year. So orange just wasn't going to do. So I spray painted the pumpkin Heirloom White.
But it was a little plain.
So I decided to cover it with some black spider web lace that I had. I had purchased 5 yards of this lace at Tai Pan Trading last month for cheap. It was like $2.00 a yard (with my 25% off). I cut a square of lace 20 inches x 20 inches. I then clipped a small slit so the stem of the pumpkin could poke through. I then wrapped the pumpkin with the lace & taped it at the bottom
You heard me right, I just taped it at the bottom. I was planning on hot gluing it, but I was too lazy to track down my glue gun, so I taped it instead, just to see what it would look like. And it worked. At least for now.
I already had the wood pedestal to place the pumpkin on. I had picked it up at the thrift store last year. All I had to do was paint it black. I also bought the crow at Dollar Tree. I just love how the lace covered pumpkin turned out.
Next I decided these bottles needed some spookiness added to them.
These 3 bottles have been sitting on this shelf for a few months now.
I found these cool labels on flickr. I saved the ones I liked to my computer & then printed them out, cut them out & taped to the bottles. Tape has been my best friend with these projects.
This bottle is Twisted Twigs. I placed a bunch of twigs from my weeping willow tree in this bottle.
I really liked this witch hazel label as it reminds me of my Grandma. She always had us put witch hazel on mosquito bites whenever we were visiting her & got bit.
This one is for graveyard dust. I was going to put some ashes of some sort in here. Just haven't gotten around to doing it.
One last look at my frugal Halloween shelf. I spent less than $3.00 decorating this shelf. I'm pretty happy on how it has turned out. But knowing me, I'm sure I'll tweak it between now & Halloween.
Hopefully I will have more Halloween decor to share with you next week. I may even venture up into the attic & get down my old Halloween crap. But then, I might not as it is suppose to be in triple digits this weekend.
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