But my first order of business was to improve upon the awesome witch's had I got a Pier 1 a few weeks ago. I wanted a witch's had last year but never got around to buying one, but this year I decided to take the plunge so that I'll have something to wear for the trick-or-treaters.
Here's the hat beforehand:
And here's a closer pic of the little detail in front, which is actually a little spider.
Cute, right? I bought some spiders and a cool skull and added them to the hat just to give it a little extra fun "oomph." The after photo:
And, happily, the hat is of enough good quality that the brim is thick and stiff enough to not flop down. The skull was only styrofoam anyway (actually it was a "pick" for flower arrangements or something), so it's very lightweight and not too lopsided-feeling when I wear it. fun!
Next up....the first Halloween wreath.
I got this grapevine wreath at Target for $2.50.
|It's resting on my cookbook holder (which, coincidentally, I also got from Target at some point in the past). It was the perfect wreath holder!|
Lastly, I got this shiny black wreath from Michael's.
I got a few more "picks"--bats and springy pipe-cleaners with a spider, as well as three skulls. All together, the sparkly orange-and-black wreath turned out pretty fun!
|My wall looks pretty orangey in this photo, but it's actually dark red!|
All in all, the supplies for this project (everything except the witch's hat itself) only cost me around $20: the grapevine wreath was only $2.50 at Target, the Halloween "picks" at Michael's were 50% off, the vulture was 50% off, and I bought everything there using a 20%-off-your-entire-order coupon (included sale items!). I was able to use a second coupon to get 40% off one regularly-priced item--the black wreath, which was the most expensive item not on sale--and it was only 5 or 6 dollars to begin with! So the only item I paid full-price on was the grapevine wreath! I had lots of frugal crafty fun with my hot glue gun tonight!
Hope these inspire you to make some of your own!