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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,699 views]
New Halloween Makeover for Old Playhouse

Have an old, unloved plastic playhouse in your yard? Why not give it a smashing new makeover like this Halloween House makeover from Saki.Girl at Halloween Forum. You could really sell the creepy look with a few well-chosen decorations from the dollar store! [see original post]
Project Estimate:

Old playhouse, on hand
Gray spray paint, $4
Black spray paint, $4
Purple spray paint, $4
Assorted Halloween decorations, $1 each

Total: $13 and …

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[25 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 5,296 views]
10 Last Minute Halloween Costumes for less than $10

The countdown is on: Halloween is one week away and I’m sure I’m not the only one who still needs to come up with a costume! Here are 10 great ideas that you can whip up quickly without breaking the bank:

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[22 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 2,350 views]
Tutorial: Halloween “Blob” Slime

Slime making is a favorite activity in my home!  Just a few basic ingredients create a project that keeps my kids busy for hours.  Since Halloween is around the corner, I decided to model my slime after one of my kids’ favorite monsters, Bob from the movie “Monsters Vs. Aliens”.  This one eyed blob would make a fun party craft, or even a unique Halloween …

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[18 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,584 views]
Make a Spooky Raven Halloween Wreath

You know how it goes:  You walk into the dollar store and see something really neat.  You have no idea what you will do with it, but you know it has to be good for something, so you put it in your cart because you know you’ll kick yourself later if you pass it up.  Sound familiar?  That’s exactly what happened to Vivienne from The …

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[15 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 2,718 views]
Tutorial: Face in the Trees for Halloween

Do you ever feel like someone’s watching you?  What if you were to turn around and actually see a face in an unexpected place?  That uneasy feeling is what sparked this idea.  You don’t expect a tree to have eyes, or even a face, for that matter!  Here’s an inexpensive, quick project you can make to give your front yard some life.

Project estimate:

Door Knocker, $1
Paint, …

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[14 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,113 views]
Tutorial: Ribbon Hoop Halloween Decorations

A couple of weeks ago I was at Michaels and all of the Halloween ribbon was on sale half price. How could I resist a deal like that? So I came home with a couple of fun, bright patterns. As I was trying to find space to cram them into my overflowing ribbon rack, I decided that some sort of Halloween craft incorporating ribbon was …

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[8 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,645 views]
Turn a Dollar Pumpkin into a Faux Pewter Halloween Centerpiece

It’s Pumpkin Week here at DSC and you’ll be seeing lots of foam pumpkin crafts – but what about other varieties of dollar store pumpkin?  For instance, what about the classic, plastic Jack-o-lantern candy bucket?  One of my favorite “go to” techniques for transforming dollar store items is to use paint to make inexpensive items look like pewter.  It’s surprisingly easy to do, and it …

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[7 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,524 views]
Make a Halloween Weathervane

If you’ve ever broken one of your favorite things, but held onto the remains in case you thought of something crafty to do with it, you might be a craft hoarder.  Such is the story of this project by self-admitted packrat Vivienne from The V Spot, who tucked away a broken weathervane for future use.  Her decision to turn it into Halloween decor is fabulous, …

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[1 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 2,843 views]
Tutorial: Glam Halloween Wreath

I don’t often make wreaths, but this year I decided I wanted a Halloween wreath.  I wanted something glam and blingy, but that still had a spooky feel to it.  When I found this cool fuzzy owl at Dollar Tree, inspiration struck.  I grabbed some boas and feathers to match the owl, and got started on my wreath.

Project estimate:

Styrofoam wreath form, on hand or $1 …

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[29 Sep 2013 | No Comment | 2,000 views]
Make Duct Tape Halloween Treat Bags

Treats and party favors are so much more fun and memorable when they come in a cute container, don’t you think? And they don’t have to be complicated or expensive to be downright adorable! Check out this idea from Brittni at One Charming Party, who used strips of colorful duct tape to make fringe-covered baggies that are just perfect for holding portions of Halloween candy. …