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Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Dollar Tree Ghost Garland

Dollar Tree Ghost Garland

You can find so many great Halloween items at Dollar Tree as many of you know. I have been finding great items that I can use for decor. This is my second project that I have made from inexpensive items from the Dollar Tree. My first one was about Bats, Branches and Bows that I shared. You can see that project here


When I bought the bats, I also bought some wooden ghosts. I decided to make a garland using them.

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This garland looks great with my Bat Tree. 
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How to make this garland:

- one package of wooden ghosts (8 per package)
- black felt
- glue 
- black/white twine
- white paint

I placed the wooden ghosts on some foil on a cookie sheet and then painted them with white paint. You could do this with a brush or spray paint them. Use whatever you have.

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I painted both sides of the wooden ghosts. Once they were dried, I added some black felt so the eyes would stay out. I cut a piece that would cover the eyes and the mouth. You can use black paper or foam core that they have at the Dollar Tree. 

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The black really makes the eyes and mouth pop.

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Once all of the felt was on, I used some black/white twine that I got at the Dollar Tree. If you can't find black/white twine, you can use regular twine or plain black.

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I just threaded the twine through the hole in the top of the ghost and then hung them on my window that is in my dining room. 

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Bats, Branches and Bows

Bats, Branches and Bows

I have a very inexpensive project for you and everything comes from the Dollar Tree and your back yard. I call it my bats, branches and bows project. 

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I had to start creating some Halloween decor. I kept seeing all of the posts about fall and Halloween so when I went into the Dollar Tree the other day, I found these packages of bats. 

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The great thing about these bats was that they had clips on the back so I could easily attach them to branches.

Although I liked the bats, I thought I would paint their eyes red. I had some red paint and dabbed it on. You don't need to do this if you don't want to. Hopefully, you can see their red eyes in this picture. 

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I headed in the back yard for some branches. I found one that had some moss on it. That would work well. I gather a couple more sticks. Hubby gave me this blue/green vase on my birthday with flowers in it. Although it is new, I like the shape and color.

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I did place some floral foam in the bottom to hold the branches.  Once the branches were secured, I started to add the bats. 

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Of the 4 packages of bats, I used all of them except for 2. I needed something more.  A bow around the vase. I also found this at the Dollar Tree. First I tied some ribbon around the vase and then made a bow and attached it. 

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While at the store, I also found these Halloween shot glasses, at least that's what I think they are. I wasn't really sure what I was going to use them for, just bought them. 

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I put a tea light in them and put them around the vase. 

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So for $6 I was able to create my Bats, Branches and Bows. I am so excited that I created my first fall/Halloween project. Maybe I will go in the attic and get my fall and Halloween stuff down.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Easy Halloween Treat

Easy Halloween Treat

Halloween is right around the corner. If you are looking for an easy Halloween treat to make,  then these Brownie Ghosts are for you.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Halloween Monster Cookies

Halloween Monster Cookies


These cookies will be the hit of your Halloween party. Aren't they adorable?  The best part - they are easy to assemble. The kids will have so much fun creating their own monsters. 
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Sunday, October 6, 2019

A Quick Halloween Vignette

Need a Quick Halloween Vignette?

Halloween is rapidly approaching and I am still decorating. I wanted a quick and easy vignette for my kitchen table. So I checked my stash, painted a little, added a little and this is what I came up with. 


Eclectic Red Barn: Black painted candlesticks and pumpkins

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Easy Halloween Treat Bags

Cute Halloween Treat Bags!

I am always looking for cute ideas for Halloween treat bags. We have an annual Halloween party on our street and we dress up and have all kinds of food and then we all gather on our golf carts to go trick n' treating. 

I wanted to make some cute treat bags but not spend lots of money.  I had some burlap left over from another project so I decided to make these cuties.

Eclectic Red Barn: Halloween Burlap Treat Bags

Friday, October 13, 2017

Inexpensive Halloween Books

Inexpensive Halloween Books!

I love to decorate for Halloween but hate the high costs of many of the cute items, so I look for things to make cheaply. I recently shared my Decorative Stacked Pumpkins that I made from inexpensive plastic ones.

Today I want to share my Witch's Books. Of course a witch needs to have a book full of her spells, right? 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Spooky Ghost Cakes

Each year we hold a Pumpkin Carving party on our street. You have to bring your own pumpkins and we give you several hours to carve. Everyone brings an - appetizer and a dessert -  and we eat, drink and carve. I decided to make these Ghost Cakes as my dessert.

Eclectic Red Barn: Ghosts Cakes

 I wish I could say that they turned out so adorable, but that would be stretching it big time.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Need a Quick Halloween Vignette

Need a Quick Halloween Vignette?


Halloween is rapidly approaching and I am still decorating. I wanted a quick and easy vignette for my kitchen table. So I checked my stash, painted a little, added a little and this is what I came up with. 


Eclectic Red Barn: Black painted candlesticks and pumpkins

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Halloween Framed Welcome


Halloween Frame Welcome Sign
Halloween Welcome Sign with Bow

When I saw this Halloween Welcome Sign on DIY Network, I wanted to make one myself.  I found a picture frame at a thrift store for 50 cents. I removed the glass and I sprayed the frame with black Rustoleum spray paint. 

Once it was dry, I added gold tacks(had a jar full of them)  around the back of the frame approximately every 3 - 4 inches. I left 1/4 - 1/2 inches of the nail sticking up from the frame. 



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