For this month’s spooky edition of the monthly craft question, we asked talented designers and bloggers: What was the thriftiest Halloween decoration you’ve ever made? We had plenty of great ideas and projects. If the list below doesn’t satisfy your Halloween fix, check out last year’s round up for even more chilling decor and costumes.
Lynn Colwell from CelebrateGreen
Lynn’s thriftiest decoration is this adorable Halloween Tree. She let her grand kids decorate it with various pieces from her craft room. What a great way to use up leftover materials!
Sheila from Cheeky Magpie
The thriftiest Halloween decoration I’ve ever made was this paper moon photo prop for our Halloween party this year. I used a refrigerator box for the moon and the rest of it was made from things we had laying around the house. Oh, why had I not thought of this sooner? It’s the best decoration I’ve ever made and free, to boot!
Carol Heppner from Heppner Studio
The most thrifty “decoration” would be the necklace I made to decorate my neck. What makes the necklace thrifty is that the focal piece can be changed so it can be worn as a fun necklace for Halloween and then a pretty necklace for other times of the year. The trick was to use a thin Velcro product to hold the pendant on the necklace.
Jennifer Neill from Hope Studios
The Thriftiest Halloween Decoration I ever made used scrapbook paper and free twigs from my back yard. I cut out masks and glued them to the twig – you can see the project here:
Jen Goode from JGoodeDesigns
The thriftiest Halloween decoration I’ve ever made… this year I kept seeing black grapevine pumpkins with lights. I reeeeallllly wanted one and just about every store I looked had their own version but the least expensive was around $30. So I made my own out of a grapevine wreath, a string of Christmas lights and spray paint. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get the look I wanted so I was very happy when it actually turned out!
Alyice Edrich from The Dabbling Mum
The thriftiest Halloween decoration I made was a Mummy jar. In fact, I got so carried away that I made a bunch for family and friends! It makes a great centerpiece for adult parties, just fill with black roses. It also makes a fun centerpiece for kids parties when you fill with long candies or licorice.