Friday, September 16, 2016

MHCT&M: Inexpensive Ways to Decorate for Fall and Halloween

Hello and Happy Friday!! 
We are back with another week of Must Have Craft Tips & More. 

Each week my friends Michele at The Scrap Shoppe, Bev at Flamingo Toes, Allison at A Glimpse Inside, and myself (Kara at Mine for the Making) take turns sharing tips based around a monthly theme. 
And this month we have been sharing tips for Halloween and fall... one of my most favorite times of year!

 Must Have Craft Tips and More 

This week I am sharing tips on inexpensive ways to decorate for fall and Halloween! Let's face it, you don't need to spend tons of money to decorate. And I'm going to tell you how to save a little moolah.  fall-and-halloween-decor
  1.  Shop the dollar store.
That's right! I have found the cutest holiday decorations at my local Dollar Tree. There are so many ways to dress up or spookify dollar store items. 
Talk about all the crafts... check out some of these awesome ideas!
 Boo Mores Bar1 
 Halloween Boo 'Mores Bar using Dollar Tree decorations


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 Pumpkin Plate using an orange plate and plate stand from Dollar Tree. 

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Make a fall leaf monogram using faux leaves from Dollar Tree and cardboard! 

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 Dollar store plastic pumpkin painted with chalkboard paint for a Halloween Countdown Pumpkin

fall-wreath-001 This fall wreath was made with all Dollar Tree items and turned out so pretty. 


 2. Stroll Target's 'dollar spot.' 

Though not everything is a dollar, Target's 'dollar spot' always has adorable, inexpensive items to decorate with during the holiday seasons. Have you seen this year's Halloween and fall decor yet? I love it all.

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 Image by The Spooky Vegan

  new-fall-items-in-target-dollar-spot 
Image by All Things Target


 3. Hit up the thrift stores and garage sales.  
This is especially perfect for Halloween, in my opinion. Sometimes OLD is just plain SPOOKY!
 Be sure to check if your thrift stores offer special discount days or coupons... you can never be too thrifty. And rummage those garage and estate sales! One woman's trash is another woman's treasure.  

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  Paint thrifted wine glasses to create a spooky centerpiece.

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 Spray paint thrift store pumpkins for a whole new look! 

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 Make your own witch potion bottles by thrifting various glass bottles and jars and paint them black and add labels.

  sweater-pumpkins 
 Turn those thrifted sweaters into adorable sweater pumpkins for fall! I love these. 


And there you have it! 
Now I am in the mood to decorate for Halloween... how about you? 

I hope you've found this week's tips helpful. 
We'll see you back here next week for Must Have Craft Tips & More!
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