Halloween is just days away….and while my kids are plotting their paths to the BIGGEST HALLOWEEN CANDY HAUL in the HISTORY OF EVER, I’ve been busy creating a spooky and fun home-front to welcome all the little creatures who’ll be ringing our bell on Wednesday night.
This is just some creepy fabric adorned with hot-glued odds and ends from the dollar store!
I’m lovin’ my Pumpkin Witch made from a plant stand dressed in more dollar store creepy fabric and a witch costume that I bought a couple of years ago on clearance at Publix right after Halloween. I had no idea what I would do with it when I bought it, but for $1, I figured I’d come up with something, and I did!
These two wreaths were so fun to make! Inspired by a wreath I found on Pinterest, I snatched up the grapevine wreaths at a yard sale for $1.
This is the inspiration piece….but I needed a little color….a little zing…so I used metallic silver, green and purple paint to jazz up the critters on my wreath. I also added some flowers that I partially spray-painted black.
Looking at the original….mine are a bit on the thin side; but, all in all, I like the way they turned out!
I have two things to say about my graveyard besides the fact that it’s pretty plain and boring:
1. My oldest son, who is SO FRUGALLY GROOVIN’ that he has taken to cruisin’ the neighborhood the night before trash pickup to see if he can find things to sell, found the three biggest tombstones in someone’s trash pile! I LOVE THAT KID!
2. I have discovered THE KEY to keep them from falling over on a windy day that involves very little time and money.
And it is this:
The above do-dad is to be found wherever yard sale signs are sold. I purchased three of them for $1.29 a piece at Lowe’s and had my husband use his wire cutters to cut them in half, creating two for every one. I then inserted one two-pronged end in the bottom of the tombstones and the other two-pronged end in the ground.
It’s been very windy over the past couple of days due to The Frankenstorm passing by the coast, and my tombstones have stayed in place!
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