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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Frugal Halloween Decor

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.



Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesdays @ A Stroll Thru Life

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm

Making Monday Marvelous @ C.R.A.F.T.

Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

Weekend Wrap up Party at Tatertots and Jello

Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Halloween & Fall projects @ Living It At Home

41 comments:

  1. Like minds! You are very creative. Can't wait to show mine. Gotta love that Dollar Tree!~ Ames

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  2. Kim,
    Love all your BLACK and WHITE thrifty decor...looks wonderful!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Great $3 shelf decor...don't you love Dollar Tree this year...I need more of those pumpkins and crows! We must be having the same weather 105 here on Sunday. It's getting really old.

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  4. Frugal and gorgeous, a perfect combination. It all looks so well together, especially with your grand mirror.

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  5. Awesome...just plain awesome!!!!

    Sheherazade is my link to Show n Tell...a doll I finished for the Halloween Season coming up. I do hope you can find time to visit with me! Have a super Friday, and a blessed weekend.

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  6. Brilliant! I LOVE how this looks - and I think it looks quite rich. Very clever girl you are. All I think it needs is a small candle of some sort so you can enjoy it's flickery, shadowy goodness even after dark. ;)

    Lovely! You've inspired me to get out my Halloween stuff now -- thanks!

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  7. I love this black and white, much more elegant than all that usual orange. Good job!

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  8. Cool labels, Kim. Also like the white pumpkin covered with that fun lace. That was a great find. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

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  9. Looks nicely elegant and spooky at the same time! Great job doing a lot with a small budget. Spotted your link over at Shabby Nest.

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  10. Very nice vignette - love the labels - I can think of about 3 more projects I could use those for - very clever!

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  11. Hi and thank you for linking your wonderful halloween project to my blog! I love your creativity. It is such a fun time of year for me because I love to craft and get creative with what I have. You are very resourceful. Great job! Really love the bottles and labels!

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  12. That gothic mirror is so perfect there! Very hauntingly classic :)

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  13. You did great! Love the lace pumpkin and the cute bottles with labels.
    Brenda

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  14. Oh very very cute! I love the lace on the pumpkin. Taped like that you can use the pumpkin after Halloween for something else!!

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  15. So cool....I didnt do orange this year in the dining room. Just black, purple and white....I love the lace over the pumpkin. great idea.

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  16. Wow looks great. I really like the bottle labels you found and printed off. Cool looking pumpkin too. Great job and for cheap - even better.

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  17. That is very thrifty indeed! I just did my own home shopping to decorate for fall ;-). Love that we can be resourceful.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  18. What cute ideas! I especially love the lace on the pumpkin!

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  19. Kim, I love it all but the most interesting thing to me is that the labels are taped onto bottles you were already using and can just be snatched off when Halloween is over. How clever!

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  20. Oh Kim, you always come up with such great ideas! Thanks for the inspirations!!
    Linda

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  21. I LOVE it!!......I have linked to those labels for 2 years now, and have yet to actually use any...I think this is the year!!

    Stumbled your post too!

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  22. Very nice! Just love the look of everything. I'm especially in love with that lace covered pumpkin... awesome!

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  23. Kim, you're a crafter after my own heart! I just moved and trying to find tools & supplies is just, well, too much!

    But your vignette is darling. I love the lace on the pumpkin. And who doesn't love Heirloom White!

    Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link it up to Passion for Paint!

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  24. This looks great! (I wish I had a Tai Pan here in Texas!)

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  25. Kim, I love it. Using that lace was such a great idea. I love the labels added to the bottles. Very Halloweeny. Is that a word?

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  26. Great projects and very creative! Thanks for the link to all the fun labels!

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  27. Love this! Excellent job!
    You should come link this up at my Making It with Allie Linky Party!
    Allie
    Alliemakes.blogspot.com

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  28. so cute that lace was a great idea!! I just found your blog today and I'm glad I did.

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  29. I love your halloween decor..I really need to get mine out once this show is over on saturday the
    2nd. thanks for stopping by,
    tammy

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  30. cute. cute. cute!!
    and frugal too. =)

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  31. LOVE this! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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  32. Totally adorable, Kim! I can't wait to see more of your Halloween decor!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  33. I love the pumpkin idea. It looks great. And those labels are fantastic! Everything looks great!

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  34. Hi Kim!

    Your vignette proves you don't have to spend a fortune to decorate for Halloween. It looks great! La

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  35. Hi ya, just found you and now am a new follower! I love the bottles and labels and the lace on the pumpkin! I am all decked out for Halloween also. Come check me out....
    1funkywoman.blogspot.com

    Megan

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  36. Oh my word, you are so clever. I love the pumpkin and the bottles are fantastic. What a great vignette. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  37. Kim, that lace covered pumpkin is so cute. Thanks for sharing such Great ideas. laurie

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  38. Everything looks great! I love your ideas & that lace covered pumpkin is perfect.

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  39. Very clever! I saw those pumpkins and you are supposed to be able to carve them! I love what you did better! Great job, Kim! :-D

    XO,
    Janie

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