Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween on the Quick

Besides Christmas, I am not really one for decorating for the holidays.  For Halloween I usually crave a jack-o-lantern and call it a day.  With the monster being born at the beginning of the month, I really did not have time to do anything until... well, the day of Halloween.

I meandered out to Michael's, where I knew [what was left of] their decor would be on super super markdown.  I grabbed two paper mache skull head for ninety-nine cents each.  They were brown, so when I got home I hit them with some white spray paint.  They looked a little too perfect, so I glossed over them with a little gray spray paint that I had sitting around.  I added my faux pumpkin from last year.

Because I love me some old-skool webbing, I decked the porch with cobwebs that came in at $1.40 for the bag.  My big splurge was the 100 spiders for $4.  I didn't love the price, but what are cobwebs without spiders?

Since I didn't have time to carve pumpkins, I improvised.  I have a collection of mason jars that are 20+ strong, so I decided to put them to good use.   I have seen other bloggers decoupage the jars and use them as jack-o-lanterns luminaries (like here).  Since I used my mason jars for a variety of events, I didn't want to do anything super permanent.  So I cut out scary faces from construction paper and taped them to the jars.

Here they are illuminated:

Not the most long-lasting idea ever, but they will only be out for 24 hours.  I'm not concerned about their longevity.  

For $7.40 and a couple items laying around the house, I did a quick dress up of our house before the trick-or-treaters started rolling in.

I know you are wondering if we dressed up Hunter.  Of course we did.  He was a cozy little owl (did you expect anything less?)

Happy Halloween!

Always & Forever,


Shannon said...

Well I guess you can take comfort in the fact that you did a better job than I. I put a spiderweb table runner out and called it a day. Spookytown is packed away until any children of mine are probably like 13? At least until they know to keep their grubby little fingers off of it.

And that little owl is adorbs! And besides being cute, that looks like a really well-made costume. Classy Hunter...very classy.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Love the little owl. Too cute!

Oonafey said...

Can't beat decorating for under 10 bucks! Nice job. I love your skulls. I bought one last year and he is one of my favorite Halloween decorations. Hell, I love him so much I left him out all year, in the bookcase, at the other house. I forgot all about him until yesterday when I unpacked a random box and he was all "boo". Awesome.