There’s something you should know about me. I love Halloween. And to be clear, I’m not that intense Halloweener who overloads their house with fog and strobe lights or anything like that. But honestly Halloween is crazy fun and good times. I mean how can it not be? Candy, dressing up, parties, themes…boom, instant smiley face if you ask me. Just as a side note, I HATE being scared, so you’ll never catch me watching a scary flick this time of year, or EVER for that matter.
I do love a minimalist theme for anything, and halloween is no exception. I tend to find one idea I like in particular, and then roll with it. This year black and white were my thing, and the word: BOO! Did I scare you? Hope not, cause like I said, I hate being scared and would never do that to ya!
So just as a little glimpse (aside from the outdoor fall decor with pumpkins & candy corn inspired popsicles) – here are 2 little crafts I did this weekend to celebrate Halloween in all it’s spookyness!
To summarize what was done here (and super easily I might add) was I bought these 2 foamy plastic pumpkins at Michael’s. They were half off, and honestly I don’t think I’ve EVER bought anything there at full price. Please, I hope you don’t either because they ALWAYS have coupons! And same goes for the boo rhinestone sticker. Seriously, all I did here was take the stickers and slab them on this white pumpkin. I did use a glue gun and dabbed just a teeny bit of glue around the edges of the letters. They’re now placed on a mantle surrounded by other white pumpkins and the occasional orange one. For the purpose of the post I just showed you the two white ones above. Total cost: $16.90. Not too shabby. And they will last plenty of halloweens!
So you know all those Halloween plastic baggies you see out there that you can fill with Halloween goodness. They’re super cute, but I wanted to make my own this year that were recyclable and also simple in design. If you follow me on Instagram, you would’ve seen the result after a crazy Friday night of staying in at home. Again, going with the boo theme, I happened to find (and also purchase) this stamp at Michael’s when I bought the pumpkins above for just over a dollar. The baggies were purchased at the dollar store, for you guess it… a whole dollar. Total cost: around $3.00. The process is simple and I’m sure needs no explanation. But just in case, simply take a white ink pad, dab the stamp lightly, and press onto the bag. Lift up and try not to smudge!
So easy, it’s SCARRRRRY. See what I did there? Ya, halloween fromage. Anyways, I plan to use these baggie for Mason’s school friends. So in the end, I only had to stamp 22 (teachers included) and it took all of five minutes. It took me longer to drink a glass of vino than to make these! I will also make a few of these for some special pals, but the neighbour hood kiddies will get stickers and some fun halloween treats!
So there you have it, two super simple ideas for halloween with a low budget. We’re less than two weeks away for some trick-or-treating. After that, let the Christmas makeovers begin in ALL retail stores. I wonder when I’ll hear my first Christmas carol!?