That being said, I was inspired by Pinterest and Etsy into taking on a few projects. Being on a stricter budget is hard when you have a diehard nesting instinct induced by pregnancy, but I simply couldn't afford these lovelies.
Just these three things would cost me about $60
So...I decided to make a few Halloween decorations of my own.
First were painted pumpkins which turned out quite nicely and only set me back $6 ($3 for black spray paint, $1 for the glitter puff paint, and $2 for the mini pumpkins).
Then I used a black 8x10 frame and simply inserted this free printable...no cost since I had the frame.
My last project was the most time consuming, but it was fun. I found these cute vintage-style Halloween stickers at Walmart (of all places) so I bought three $1 wood plaques, sprayed them with some gray spray paint I had, painted over them with green and orange, gave them a rough sand to distress some spots, stuck on stickers and then Mod Podged the whole thing. I think they turned out quite cute!
Cost: $10 for the three--$3 for the plaques, $1 for the two acrylic paints, $3 for the stickers, and $3 for the sanding block (I already had the spray paint and mod podge)
The kids also joined in and decorated their own pumpkins.
|Hard at work|
There's my Halloween Craftiness for $16 dollars!