Thursday, October 21, 2010

Frugal Friday: Fun & Cheap Halloween Decorations

Last year I bought some Halloween spider webs and plastic spiders on clearance ($.10 a package) and so we decided to use them and do a little spooky decorating this year.

 Connor and I had a lot of fun stretching out the spider web and spreading it around the house.  I have a funny feeling that it will be like Easter grass and I will still be vacuuming it up in July! 

We also made a Spider Tree.  I used a topiary that I already had and then we covered it with spider web and plastic spiders.

We purchased an old glass juice jar at a garage sale for $.10 and used spray paint to make the lid black.  Then we did a search on Swagbucks for free printable Halloween labels and found this Fur of Werewolf label.  We printed it on old yellowed paper and distressed it.  Can you guess what we put in the jar?  It is the contents of my vacuum canister!  I know, it's disgusting.  We have a cat and therefore a lot of cat fur.  Hey, it was FREE and it's recycling right??

 We printed a few other Halloween labels and put them on jars and bottles I found in the basement.

We also put a few labels on wine bottles.

My favorite project was the Spooky Black Curtains we made for the dining room.  Can you guess what they are made of?  Crepe paper & black paper napkins!  I got the idea from a video at

 Martha Stewart made these from a kit that you can purchase at Michael's.  I did not use the kit instead I purchased 2 rolls of black crepe paper at Hobby Lobby ($.60 each after a 40% coupon).  I cut crepe strips the length of my regular dining room curtains and then attached the strips to the curtain rods.  I  distressed the crepe paper strips for a spooky, weathered look.  Then I took black cocktail napkins (purchased at Wal-Mart for $.99), distressed them and hung them over the curtain rod as a valance.

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  1. You did a fabulous frugal job on the decorations.

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  2. Impressive combination of creativity and frugality. Really fun ideas. Wish my son wasn't all grown up.


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