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

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? 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Decorative Stacked Pumpkins

I love those fall and Halloween stacked pumpkins but they are expensive. I was looking through several magazines and they can be as high as $200+. Yikes! No way I am paying that so I thought of a way to make one for myself. 


Eclectic Red Barn: Stacked pumpkin topiary
This cost me less than $2. Want to make one for yourself? I will show you how to do it.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Easter Eggs as Fall Decor?

My husband and I are recovering from Irma's destruction, I haven't had time to put my things back outside because of all of the downed trees.  Hoping to start this week. 

As we were moving things in the garage, I found these plastic eggs. I set them aside and the next day I thought about what I could do with them. Could I use them as fall decor?
Eclectic Red Barn: Plastic eggs for fall centerpiece

These 6 eggs were the bigger ones, around four inches
in length. I decided to turn them into acorns. 

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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Plastic Pumpkins and a Drapery Rod

Plastic pumpkins are cheap and lightweight so they were perfect for this outdoor project. If you have some of these plastic pumpkins and a rod, you might be interested in making this project.
plastic pumpkin and rod




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