Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Decor on the Cheap, Prim and Propah Style

I have never really been into Halloween decor before this year. I don't know what clicked over this year but I knew that I needed to decorate (and make a crafty mess) for the spookiest of holidays.... that being said, I didn't want to spend a crazy amount of money; it's not like I was having a party or anything so it was basically mostly for me. I made some major scores at Dollar Tree, Target's Dollar Spot and Walmart. All said and done, I only spent $20! Want to see what I came up with?
By combining my powers of thrifty goodness with my expertise in hot gluing without burning myself (for the most part), I came up with a couple quick ways to spice up my dining room table without going overboard.

Cheap and easy eyeballs? Grab some ping pong balls (hello, $1 at Walmart) and some sharpies and go to town. It's so easy and if you want super creepy eye ball inspiration, believe me, just Google it! You don't have to be an expert artiste to draw circles and make them a little bloodshot.

I grabbed some black netting, roses and plastic spiders from Dollar Tree, whipped out the hot glue gun and worked it all onto an extra mason jar I had in the house to make a spooky yet pretty, Gothic vase. I think the play on living beautiful flowers against the dark Halloween decor is a neat contrast, don't you think? Total cost $3.00

What Halloween table scape wouldn't be complete without a creepy skull at it's center? I grabbed this one for $1 and added some spidery floral goodness to it, giving it almost a "Day of the Dead" feel. If this decor didn't turn out the way I wanted it to, I knew I didn't pay a ton of money to try to make a go of it but I am actually quite pleased with how this decor on the cheap turned out. What do you think?

Speaking of awesome Halloween decor, have you entered Wayfair's Halloween D├ęcor Photo Contest? There is a $500 Wayfair gift card with your name on it, if you can impress Wayfair with your spooky, sassy or horribly clever Halloween decor! You can find the submission page complete with rules here.

What are you waiting for? Go Enter Now!

*This post was sponsored by Wayfair though all opinions and spooky creations are 100% my own.


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