It’s that time of year again when the warm breeze dies, the days get gloomier and the smell of rot is in the air and I love it! I’m a Scorpio and despise the cold but can’t help but love when the cold begins everything starts to die off for the year because it means Halloween is coming, the BEST holiday on the planet 🙂
For many people Halloween is a time to celebrate (remember) the dead and for many people it’s a time to eat candy, paint our faces ghoulish and have fun with our family. What’s a better way to have quality family fun than making your own Halloween decorations? Doing it frugally 🙂
To make our “Frugal Halloween Tree”
- We took a MegaBloks 100 piece blocks box and stuffed it with grocery bags for added weight and balance.
- Next we took white paper, we had a roll for coloring, and taped it around the box using black duck tape and painted the paper.
- After the paint was dried we placed Halloween stickers on the “trunk”, the adults then poked holes in the box in various places, for the branches which we gathered from our backyard, inserted and taped the branches in place to keep them from falling out!
Now it’s time to decorate.
We made cute little bats and spiders using egg cartons, these are also great for multitudes of other crafts! We simply cut the cartons apart and painted them for the bodies and cut pieces from a box to make the wings. Cut small slits on each side of the carton, this is where you will insert the wings. For the spiders you’ll need to poke 3 holes on each side, next you cut pipe cleaners in half and insert them in the holes for legs 🙂
The cute little ghosts were made using scrunched up coffee filters that were no longer usable for coffee. Take a small piece of recycled paper, newspaper or any other paper like material, scrunch it into a ball and place it in the middle of the filter. Twist the filter so it looks like a ghost and use a pipe cleaner to hold it closed, making sure to leave enough to use as a hook for the branches. Using a felt tip marker draw 2 eye’s and a mouth and voila you have a ghost! You can also take a few pipe cleaners and simply wrap them around each other to make very easy, fuzzy and adorable spiders 🙂
You can make a tree such as this for any occasion, Easter tree, Birthday tree, either way your kids will have fun making them and they’ll bring joy to your heart every time you see them 🙂 These are just a few of many ways to have quality Family time and celebrating Holidays while being frugal and reusing, all you need is imagination!
Let us know what you think~
By: Jay (hubby)