My ideas were found around the interwebs as well as magazines and pinterest of course. I'm currently "ballin' on a budget," and my budget happened to be zero dollars. So I used what I had around the house.
For the fabric garland I just cut strips of fabric that I deemed halloweenish. Oranges, yellows, blacks, and grays. This was a quick and easy way to jazz up my mantle and use up some of my fabric scraps of which I have an abundance!! After your strips are cut, just tie them on a piece of raffia, twine, or any other type of string. So easy.
I cut these little ghosties out of white paper and glued them to the inside of two lanterns that I had on my front porch. You can sort of see my glue stick spots but no one around here cares and I'm sure you don't either.
This guy is so cute right? My father-in-law grew a nice little pumpkin patch this year and brought over several huge ones for us. You may remember that we usually grow our own, but this year the heat got 'em. (and i didn't do a great job of watering them. oops) The spider kit was given to us by my mom. However, I've seen several at Target and Walmart. Don't mind the bat fangs. Apparently there was a little mix up in the packaging. We love him anyways, just the way he is.
I saw an idea similar to this in Better Homes and Gardens? where they used festive scrapbook paper, but due to my budget there were
little no funds for this. Sooooo I tore three pages out of a book and free handed the letters. Don't fret, it was one of the books on my mantle that I snatched up a while back at Goodwill. Again, I just used a glue stick to attach them to the window. I figure I can deal with the possible consequences later.
This little project was one of my favorites. I cut out little bats from black construction paper and once again glued them to the window. The garland was a quick little project that me and my little sweet pea whipped up. I'm sure you've seen it everywhere. I just free handed some felt leaves and hand stitched them with embroidery floss. Quick and simple.
This is the one project I'm not so sure about. I'm not much of a haunted house cutter-outer, but I gave it my all. And no, it's not glued to the burlap. It's taped. (as if that's any better) The sticks are from my yard and the creepy spiders are just those cheap little plastic rings hanging from thread.
Well, that's as scary as it gets around here. It's not much, but I love looking at it every day. As the nester says, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!