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[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 164 views]
Make Ghost Leaf Bags

Pretty soon it’ll be raking season.  Once those leaves start coming down, what are you going to do with them?  Before you haul them off to compost, why not decorate your yard for Halloween with a few of these fun ghosts?  Jaime at Everyday Art fashioned them out of pain white garbage bags!  Make a couple, or whip up a whole army of them – …

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[16 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 735 views]
Make a Spooky Shadow Box Gallery Wall

Halloween decor is popping up every where!  I snagged several small items from Dollar Tree and used them to create a spooky wall art gallery in my home.  Instead of pricey shadow boxes, I used $1 picture frames to make my own collage boxes.  Keep reading to learn how I made this entire creepy wall display for under $10!

Project Estimate:
(Per shadow box)

Frames (2), $1 each
Scrapbook …

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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 907 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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[15 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,562 views]
Tutorial:  Frosted Skull Mirror

This is actually an idea I had last year, when I first bought a large felt skull cutout from Dollar Tree.  I’ve had a can of frosted glass effect spray paint sitting on my shelf for a couple of years waiting for just the right project, so once inspiration struck, it was just a matter of finding the right mirror.  When the right one and …

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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,088 views]
Make Candy Corn Treat Jars

It should go without saying that I am addicted to the dollar store, but in particular I have an obsession with the glassware aisle.  And I have a very special place in my heart for various kinds of jars.  The jars with the clasp-y sealing lids are among my favorites, and I really love how Kimberly gave them this candy corn makeover!  You can find …

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[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 431 views]
Tutorial:  Sideshow Strong Man Costume

Halloween will be here before you know it, and if you’re planning to make costumes, you know that the time to get started is NOW!  This is the costume I made for my son last year:  a carnival sideshow strong man.  I lost track of how many compliments I received on this costume!  It was incredibly easy to make, and by using items from the …

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[25 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 4,537 views]
Make Recycled Witch’s Apothecary Jars

Are you thinking about Halloween yet?  It’ll be here before you know it!  Get a start on your spooky creations with these fun witch’s apothecary jars by Maria at Magia Mia.  Would you have guessed that they are made out of recycled plastic vitamin bottles?  We’re amazed!  All it takes is some hot glue, some paint, and a little imagination to turn them into Halloween decor. …

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[30 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 884 views]
Tutorial: Guard Monster Wreath

Halloween is tomorrow! (Eeep!  Are you ready?)  Luckily, you can whip up your very own guard monster to keep tricksters at bay in no time!  This wreath would also be a great decoration for a monster-themed party any time of the year.
Project estimate:

Four feather boas, $4 and up
Small wreath form, $1 and up
Two ice cream cone dog toys, $2 and up
Silver craft paint, on hand
Googly …

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[30 Oct 2013 | One Comment | 3,636 views]
Make “Smoking” Boo Bombs

It’s not too late to whip up some fun activities for Halloween!  I love this idea from Crystal at Growing a Jeweled Rose, who turned eggshells into fun “smoking” bombs.  Toss them on the sidewalk and watch a cloud rise up!  They would be perfect for a magic show as cover for a disappearing act, don’tcha think?  Your kids will have so much fun with …

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[28 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 1,143 views]
Make a Yarn Pumpkin Garland

Halloween is just a few days away, but fear not!  If you haven’t quite finished preparing, you still have plenty of time for quick and easy projects like this yarn pumpkin garland by Haeley at Land of Nod.  And since pumpkins are very fall-y, you can keep it hanging all the way through Thanksgiving, so you’ll still get plenty of enjoyment out of it before …