Hello there and welcome back to my blog! As I said on Monday, this week is dedicated to Halloween articles and today I have some ideas of Halloween decorations made on a budget.
In Romania we do no celebrate Halloween as a national holiday, but we borrowed it in the last years mainly for the costumes and party reasons. But as we live in England for the moment, we grew to get into the holiday spirit as all the shops are full of Halloween decorations and products with this theme, but we have noticed that still it’s not celebrated here either as the Americans do, as no child came dressed up to ask for candies 😞.
But who does not love a reason to get out of routine, dress up and be someone else? Same applies to home decor, as Halloween gives you a great opportunity to add some colour to your home, or just to change a bit the atmosphere.
This year I wanted to decorate mainly for Arianna, to have the chance to see a carved pumpkin, to dress up (for a photo shoot that I will share with you on Friday) and to have fun.
Here are some of the decorations I’ve made!
For the carved pumpkins, we only bought the pumpkins, not very great ones as there weren’t many to chose from, but also because we are not great at carving at all, so we wanted just to give it a try. It was team work, as I did the designs and my husband did the carving, while Arianna kept pushing the pumpkins on the flour. But we love them as they are, perfectly imperfect!
Not quite a lot of work, but very easy to make and very effective was to buy some cardboard boxes for candies to hide my succulent plants pots. Two boxes were for one pound in Poundland, so very convenient price.
One of my project that I was most excited about was this footprint witches painting that I wanted to have as a keepsake from Arianna’s first Halloween. I used cardboard sheets from Poundland (30 for £1), paint and a brush. The Frame was bought also from Poundland, and it is very sturdy, which I did not expect!
Last Friday I posted a salt dough recipe that I used to make some keepsakes with Arianna’s hand print and footprint. Check the articles here if you want to give it a try. It costs less than one pound to make!
This garland was made out of paper and costs only cents to make! I used scotch tape on the back to hold the paper models to the string, but you can use felt instead of paper with hot glue gun or even to make holes to put the string through, for a more durable garland that can be used next year as well.
The last but not the least, the paintings were made with acrylic paint on paper plates and of course, the Halloween hand print inspired cards that I shared with you on Monday!
That was all of my decorations for this Halloween, and everything is worth less that £10.
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I am so excited for Friday’s post, when I will share with you the photos from the photo shoot we had with Arianna for her first Halloween!