Halloween Home Tour

Halloween decorating ideas #halloween #fall #halloweencrafts

October is here, so I had to get my decorating on so I can enjoy Halloween for the whole month. Some of my decorations I have made myself and others bought at some of my favorite stores.  One of my favorite things I did this year, is cover up one of my photos with black scrapbook paper and command strips and used this $1 Drink up Witches sign I found in the Target dollar section, for literally $2.00 I made the cutest sign.halloween cheap decorations

halloween decor Pretty sure I was a witch in my past life because I love anything, witches. I created my little witches corner. I found my Witch at Tuesday Morning for $24.99. They have all different Witches to choose from, but I suggest going in early September because by October they are gone. Learned my lesson from last year. halloween decor A few years back I made these DIY spell books Diy Post here. I found my little potion bottle in the Target dollar section. It completed my little witches corner. halloweenEvery year Target has these spooky talking phones, that my kids love. I covered Dollar Tree cobwebs over everything because my children can’t keep their hands off everything.halloweenI bought this little bag of bones while I was in New Orleans, however I saw the same bag at Stein Mart for $6.99

halloween decor I found these Day of the Dead decals at Jo Ann’s (2015) here is my diy post. halloween decor This year I am having a Day of the Dead Halloween Party, and my color theme is black and white, so when I came across this at Joann’s I had to have it.   halloween82015

I crafted this little sign together with a piece of scrapbook paper and these foam stickers I found at Hobby Lobby.

batsYou can find these sticker bats at Target and they are only $5.00. I bought this picture at Kirkland’s a few years back, and I have so many friends that love it that I made a copy-cat free printable, you can print it out and frame.Free Halloween Printable #halloween #halloweenprintables #halloweenquotes

fall porch ideas
My little fall porch set up I did this year. I went to wal-mart for the best prices for mums. Don’t buy your mums from the display, first check their nursery for better deals. When I checked their nursery they had over two full rows of 50% reduced mums, not because they were dying just because they were the older batch. Each Mum only cost $1.99. Another tip, of course buy your Halloween decor the day of Halloween or the very next day. Wait any longer and it will be picked over. I found this sign for less than $5 at kirklands last year after Halloween.  flowers
full of new budshalloween porch ideas

Christmas isn’t the only holiday you can decorate your house with lights. You can buy a box of orange or purple lights for less than $4.00. I added black tulle every foot on my string of lights. I added more this year under my roof of my porch sweeping back and forth, to make it a little more magical. Yes, I’m a little kid at heart.

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Inside Out Halloween Printables

My girls just love anything Inside Out, so I was disappointed I haven’t found anything Inside Out for Halloween. I whipped up this spooktacular Halloween free printable. Cut, use a hole puncher and attach to any treat bags.

Inside out halloween

 

These would go great with Inside Out fruit snacks by Kellog’s. They can be found at grocery stores and Target.

Inside Out fruit snacks

Halloween Monster pencil toppers DIY

monster pencil

While Sierra and I were out shopping one night, we came across cute googly eye pencil monsters at Target. They were in the Dollar Spot section. Not a bad deal, but when you have several kids you would like to give them to for Halloween – it adds up.

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These cuties were my inspiration.

pom poms

I got these pom poms at Hobby Lobby for $2.99, but with a 40% off coupon.

pom poms

It came with different sizes. The large and medium worked great for this project. I will keep the really small ones for a class project this winter.

Halloween pencils

$1 pencil packs from Dollar Tree.

pom pom alien

I hot glued the googly eyes on first. Then hot glued the pom pom onto the pencil. My youngest daughter asked about using the eraser. I hot glued one pom pom monster onto an eraser cap for her pencil. That way she can take the cap off and use the eraser underneath.

pom pom pencil monster

On a few of them, I twisted a pipe cleaner around the pencil. I already had pipe cleaners on hand and googly eyes. Both can be bought at craft stores and Dollar Tree.

monster pom pom pencil topperThey are cute!

I made 24 pencils for $4-5. Even if I did not have the supplies on hand, it would only have been $6-8. If you only need 1-6, buy them at Target, need more = make them.

Free Minion Halloween Printables

Minion Free Halloween Printable #minion #halloween #schooltreats
If you’re looking to make any Minion things for Halloween or for Halloween treats- I created this fun free printable. You can use a hole puncher and tie to a treat bag or to these cute candies I found at Target.

Minion Halloween Free printables #halloween #minions #printables Download Here

If you know you are having a minion birthday party within the next year, pick up these candies. Minion Halloween

 They also have minion fruit snacks. Minion fruit snacks

minion cheese nipsMinion Cheese Nips for Halloween school bags

Minion tic tacs

Minion Tic Tacs for Teacher gifts.

Free Halloween printables 2015

Halloween is so near! Because it is one of my favorite holidays, and it kicks off the holiday season, I made some Free Halloween printables to share. Below I bought this sign from Kirkland’s, that I love, so I had to make a copycat – so I can share with my friends.  Happy Halloween!

Free Halloween Printable #halloween #halloweenprintables #halloweenquotes
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Nevermore Halloween Printable Download

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Final Happy All Hallows even halloween printable #halloween #freeDownload Here

Care Bear Halloween Costume DIY

Halloween Care Bear

My youngest is obsessed with Care Bears. She wanted to go as one for Halloween. Care Bear costumes are hard to find. Usually just online. I decided to make her one. The past two Halloweens she has asked me to go dressed up with her= so I had to make myself one too. I found this cute Halloween Care Bear picture from Care Bears Facebook.

She wanted to go as Love A Lot bear. It is pink with two hearts. She wanted me to go as Cheer Bear, also pink with a rainbow symbol.

Cheer and Love A Lot Care Bears

I got her hoodie and pants at Wal-Mart. They are a soft fleece material and warm. I did not put ears on our hoods because I know my daughter and she will not keep a hood on. So all I needed to buy for hers was the fleece suit and felt for her tummy symbol. I also picked up so no sew velcro strips.

I already had a pale pink hoodie that I decided to use for Cheer Bear.

Felt for Care Bear

I bought White felt for the tummys and two shades of pink for the symbols. I used a large size bowl to use as a template for the tummy circle. I traced it with chalk marker for sewing projects. I printed a double heart symbol off from online so I could cut perfect hearts out.

Love a lot tummy patch

I hot glued the lighter pink on the white circle first and the darker pink down overlapping the light pink. Once the hot glue was dry I was ready to attach the tummy to the hoodie. I did not want to sew it on because it was a zip up and I wanted her to be able to wear the hoodie again. I put sticky velcro pieces on the back of the tummy and adhered it to the hoodie by pressing it down firmly. I ran a very loose stitch into the velcro on to the hoodie. It was loose enough to be able to easily cut once the night was done.

Love A Lot bear

If she had to take her hoodie off, she just had to undo the velcro and zip it off. I did hot glue a small pink felt heart onto the butt of the pants.

Care bear Halloween

For mine, I just drew a rainbow on the felt with sharpies and fabric paint pens. I attached the tummy the same way I did hers. I actually had a sweater on under my hoodie because it was cold and rainy this Halloween night.

Halloween Sugar Skull Crafts- Dollar Tree hacks

Cheap Halloween crafts dollar tree hacks #halloween #sugarskulls #dayofthedead #halloweendecorI know, I know- It’s August and I am posting Halloween, but If you’re a crafter you know every store is full of Halloween crafts and décor already. I have come across some things that I knew I could make cheaper and have found some things that are a great deal. SO I needed to share. I was at Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day admiring all their Halloween décor and came across these sugar skull candles. They were selling them for $6.99 sugar skull Very cute, but I remember coming across these candles at Dollar Tree.

dollar tree candle4Well in the next aisle at Jo-Ann’s I found these Sugar skull embellishment’s.

sugar skull decalFor two they were $4.99 with 25% off, making it $3.75. I turned my craft into two projects. I came across these goodies as well and couldn’t believe the price. They were not on sale but even if they were 50% off the price is still crazy. Halloween craftsI drink wine so I have wine bottles already able to use, but even if you don’t drink wine find a friend that does. You can also ask restaurants that serve wine if you can recycle their bottles for them. wine bottlesBuy a can of spray paint. I always buy mine at Wal-Mart for less than $4.00.  I wanted to spray my bottle with a gloss black instead of chalkboard.  The best tip for spray painting is to give yourself enough space to avoid paint runs. sugar skull crafts2

Once dried I added one of my sugar skulls.

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sugar skull crafts

For my candle, all I did was add the other sticker.

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I also found this pumpkin at Dollar tree that I spray painted.

dollar tree crafts1I made myself a cute little arrangement for just a few dollars, with plenty of spray paint left for many more projects.

Peace Sign Birthday Party and Hippie Costume

peace sign invite

We have a true hippie in our mitts. She loves Peace Signs and has them on everything. She even went as a “Peace Hippie” for Halloween. Her costume and the DIY  is at the end of this post. When she asked for a Peace party this year, we were not surprised. This party was very low key and inexpensive because she was going to Disney to celebrate her and her sister’s birthday this summer.

 

Peace sign wrapping paper as backdrop

I found this wrapping paper at Dollar Tree. I used it as the backdrop for a photo booth. Bought an extra roll to wrap her present in. Could use it as a table runner too.

Hippie decor

My sister got these felt cut outs at Wal-Mart in the art section. They are for her bedroom, but we used as decor at the party too. She had some peace sign lights from Target that we used. Couldn’t find a lava lamp, but that would have been great too.

Peace sign backdrop

peace sign backdrop

Couple shots from the Groovy photo both. The lighting was not the best.

We had a few different stations at this party. I did not get pictures of them, as I was the hostess and moving around a lot. We had a “Flower Child Nail Parlor” where the girls could get their nails done. The birthday girl had a peace sign makeup container full of polish to choose from. We had a “Peace Out Art Studio” that had coloring pages and the guests got to decorate a magnet foam picture with hippie things. I got the foam squares at Dollar Tree and a bucket of peace foam stickers at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart had tie-dye plates, cups and banner flags. Picked up a cookie cake from Kroger and had them put a peace sign on it. However, the baker put a Mercedes logo instead of a peace sign. The kids did not seem to notice.

peace sign platesI had bought these plates at Target. I bought extra tie-dye plates from Wal-Mart. Kroger also made us some cupcakes with tie-dye frosting.We put them on a large round platter in the shape of a peace sign.

Peace sign Hippie girl

Here’s her costume from this past Halloween. Peace sign tank top, she already had. We put it over a long sleeve tee since it was cold. I picked up a tie-dyed t-shirt from Goodwill and cut it into a vest. The glasses we got at Michael’s Craft store. The flower hair bows were something I saw at Delia’s. They were daisy flower tops that I hot glued velcro to the back of. The velcro were circle already and you only use the scratchy piece. It sticks in the hair actually well.

hippie flare legs

Her flare legs were created by one crazy looking tie-dye smiley face bandana that I got at Hobby Lobby. Cut in two parts. Do a running stitch across the top raw edge to create a bunch. I attached them by wrapping around her leg and securing with velcro on the bandana. People thought I sewed them onto her jeans. I was afraid she would not wear them as much if I made them permanent.

Free Halloween Printables

Halloween Printables Freebie

Halloween is finally here, and of course I wait until a few days before to start planning for my Halloween party.

My latest trip to Hobby lobby I picked up these cute Halloween party suppliesHalloween decorMy little treasures inspired me to make some matching printables, so I thought I would share with you all!

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Happy Halloween 5x7 party5×7 Happy Halloween

Thank you favorsThank you tagsWhen witches go riding and black cats are seen free halloween printable5×7 Halloween Print