I created all of these great items in about 2hrs. YES 2hrs! I'm a busy girl and only have time to create crafts that don't take me FOREVER to make. That and I just don't have patience for anything that takes more than an hour.
Plus you know, I'm a busy person! People to see, autographs to sign, 40th Birthday parties to attend and work to be done. Yes I have TWO jobs and sometimes I have to work on the weekends. Luckily i'm able to work from home.
LET'S get ready to RUMBLE!
First up on the craftacular, spooktacular list.
Now I've seen this tree on a lot of blogs, It was my idea first people! LOL just kidding, every blog I have seen this on, I thought did a wonderful job. One blog stuck out over the rest, BE DIFFERENT ACT NORMAL, created a giant version of the ghost tree. Click on the link and check it out! While you are on her blog, you have to peek around, she's got some great Halloween crafts and ideas. I originally got the idea of the Ghost tree from Crafting Chicks, however I couldn't find "cheap" Halloween ornaments.
This project COST ME $.96 cents!! I like to round my numbers so in my eyes this project cost me ONE Dollar. YEAH you read that right ONE DOLLAR TO MAKE this wonderful project!
"Oh my gosh LISA, how did you manage to do that?"
Well I'll tell you how. I warned you people to have patience. Sheeesh!
The great orange pot? I've had that sitting around the house since ummm the beginning of summer. I tried to grow herbs in it, and well, let's just say I'm not good at gardening. The branches? Yeah I took those from my neighbor A's tree in her backyard. Well of course she knew I took them, she did let me into her backyard and all. The spray paint? The only item I had to purchase, $.96 cents from Walmart. Booh YA SON! The ghosts? Those are just tissues, and I have a ton of tissue boxes all over the house. I used white thread The BF gave me out of his sewing kit to hang the ghosts.
Now for the moment you have all been waiting for. Here it is, in all it's ghostly glory!
Why do all my crafts look so much better in person? I guess like me, my crafts are just not photogenic
BLING BLING PUMPKINS
My son can vouch for me that I like to bling out anything I can. Yeah I blinged out his DS and he took off all the bling, because he thought it was too "girly!" Whatever BOY, do you how long it too me to put each little crystal on your DS to spell your name?
Anyway, I purchased these cute little pumpkins for $.25 each at Lucky's the other day and was trying to figure out what I could do to them to "spice" them up. Then I saw these glitter pumpkins over at I WANT TO MAKE THAT, day 9 of her 31 day Halloween challenge. I thought I had glitter hanging around the house, NO LUCK, all I could find was glitter glue and I just wasn't feeling that. Then I found these cute metallic leaves and thus the BLING BLING pumpkin was born.
This craft cost me $.50 to make.YUP FIFTY CENTS, the cost of the pumpkins. I already had the glue and metallic leaves floating around the house.
So for under $2, I was able to make TWO Spooktacular Crafts! Talk about using YOUR STASH
Now for this weekends grand finale!
HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT BAGS!
I told you all how I was planning to make the kids Halloween trick or treat bags, right? If not go read my past Spooktacular posts. Well I finally got to making them and let me tell you, I can bust these bags out ALL DAY. I think it takes me maybe 5 minutes to make each bag. That's right 5 minutes, cause I'm super fast like that!
All you need is some Halloween fabric. I purchased 1/2 yard of each design (except the grey and black skulls) and was able to complete 1 bag out of that half yard. The BF had some thin rope hanging out in the garage and I purchased the black thread when I was buying the fabric at Walmart. The Pumpkin and pirate skulls fabric was a little over $1 for a half yard. The Black and Grey skulls were more expensive at $4.44 for a yard. The Boy wanted the skulls, how do you say no to a cute spoiled 9 year old?
No I don't have patience to follow directions or by gosh, MEASURE fabric. So my bags, well they came out 3 different sizes. LOL Oh well they are work perfectly.
I have to thank, Valerie over at Frugal Family Fun Blog and her online sewing class for this project. Check out her blog! Her and her daughters create the best crafts, EVER!
Remember how I told you I couldn't give the kids an empty treat bag? Well here it is full of all my Halloween Spooktacular treats. Halloween treat boxes full of Halloween goodies, Pumpkin Poop, Pixie tricks and ghost gum.
Now for the other two bags.
This is the largest of the two bags. Opps, it's larger then it needs to be. LOL but hey it's for the child who wants a lot of candy.
Come back next week for more Halloween Spooktacularness.