A Last Minute Halloween Project

Happy Halloween everyone! We have been so busy with Hurricane Sandy here that all else was put on the back burner. Luckily, we got through without any major issues, but my heart just breaks for those that suffered from that awful storm!

Before Halloween is over, I wanted to share with you a craft project that my mother put together for a banquet last week. She used these wonderful pumpkins as table centerpieces and got rave reviews. They were so simple to make, but made such a statement.

She took thrift store pumpkins (styrofoam and cardboard) and simply attached Halloween napkins and/or plain colored napkins to the pumpkins with decoupage. A cardboard witch’s  hat was applied to the top with hot glue, with plastic Autumn leaves on the bottom. She then adorned the hats with plastic seasonal flowers. The pumpkin with a face was made with smaller flowers and cupcake liners cut in the shape of a smiling mouth.

They really were fabulous. I’m thinking that with all of the Halloween items going on sale this week, it would be a great idea to grab some of these items on clearance, making them even cheaper to create!

Here’s hoping your day is filled with nothing but treats and no tricks!

About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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4 Responses to A Last Minute Halloween Project

  1. Sheryl says:

    These are super-cute, really creative! 🙂

  2. Little Sis says:

    VERY clever. And I hear you on hurricane occupation. I’ve been consumed preparing, enduring, and remembering how to live without (or with very limited power). I am grateful that we are safe, particularly in light of the wretched conditions so many others are facing. It is always a bit of a reality check to even be brushed by these things.

  3. So glad to hear you made it through the storm!

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