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Cheap Halloween Decorations – How to Scare for Cheap!

Cheap Halloween decorations are right up my alley.  I love Halloween as much as my kids do, but I’m cheap (or should I say frugal to make it sound better?).  So every year I hit up the Dollar Tree and the Target Dollar Spot for some things to add some more spooky to my house.  I’ll show you how I use cheap Halloween decorations to scare for cheap!

Dollar Tree Halloween Wreath and Porch

I’m such a lazy decorator that I pretty much use the same grapevine wreath on my front door for every season.  I just change out the decor using cheap supplies and call it good.  I finished our Halloween decorations this year and my fall wreath and porch decor didn’t fit in.  So I hit up one of my favorite decor spots and made a super easy and crazy cheap Dollar Tree Halloween Wreath and porch decorations.

9 DIY Halloween Decorations You’ll Want to Make

It’s almost that time!  Spooky, creepy, fun, festive – whatever you think of Halloween, it’s a crazy fun holiday to decorate for.  If you love all things ghosts and creepiness – this one’s for you!  I’ve got 9 amazing DIY Halloween Decorations you can make yourself to up the festive factor for all those eager little kiddos sneaking around for candy!

Personalized Stockings – Make Your Own DIY Stocking Tags

I mentioned to my kids that I was considering getting new stockings this year and let’s just say you would think I suggested we change the date of Christmas!  Who knew it was such a big deal?  If we had gorgeous handmade stockings that were super sentimental, I might understand, but nope.  Target specials from several years ago.  Needless to say, the Target specials are still gracing my mantel as we speak.  So fine.  Not to be outdone, I decided to enlist the help of my super talented cousin to make some stockings for me and hang them in their own special part of the house!  And to make them personalized stockings – they needed initials so I added some cute little DIY stocking tags in no time!

How to Throw a Fabulous Kids Christmas Party (and not lose your mind!)

One thing we’ve done for the past few years around Christmas is host a kids Christmas party.  My kids actually came up with the idea since parents and adults are always getting together around the holidays, they thought, “why not us too”?  And so the annual Christmas craft party started and it’s one of their favorite days of the year.  Since we are getting ready for the next one, I thought I’d share with you how to throw a kids Christmas party, and more importantly, how not to lose your mind in the process!

DIY Crafts - Christmas Trees

Kid Crafts – Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

One thing I like to do with the kiddos each year is make some type of Christmas craft.  They love it and I love that they’re being creative.  Plus we get something new and handmade to add to our tree!  However, I also don’t want to spend a fortune or end up making the whole thing myself.   So we’ve come up with a few simple and easy popsicle stick Christmas trees that you can make too!  Nothing fancy needed – basic craft store supplies and a small amount of time.

Merry & Bright Christmas Home Tour

It’s a Merry & Bright Christmas Home Tour today!  I’m so excited to be teaming up with several other talented bloggers to show you some creative and amazing Christmas home decorating!  A special thanks to Cheyenne at Sense & Serendipity for organizing!  I can’t wait for you to see the many different styles and creative ideas.  We are so excited to welcome you into our holiday homes!

Christmas Dining Room and DIY Ornaments

The theme for my dining room this Christmas is neutral.  My family gets the run of the living room with traditional colors and homemade ornaments.  And I love those.  I really, really do.  Every ornament that goes on our big tree is sentimental.  The kids have so much fun helping decorate and they remember so many of our ornaments from year to year.   But I wanted a simple, neutral look in my dining room and I found just the way to do it!  Come see my Christmas dining room along with some simple DIY ornaments!

The Easiest DIY Rustic Christmas Tree

This year, I want to add a few things to my Christmas decor without spending a lot of money.  And I happen to have several random craft supplies lying around from previous projects.  So I figured I’d give it a try to make my own DIY rustic Christmas tree.  I’ll show you how to make it, supplies needed, where to get them, and you can make your own!  And I’m joining several other talented bloggers with some amazing ideas for DIY decor – be sure to check them out at the bottom of the post!

Farmhouse and Vintage Inspired Christmas Decor

It’s time to decorate for Christmas!  Some years, I wish I could just start over with all my decor.  And then I quickly remember three things.  A.  Not happening because I can’t afford it.  B.  That’s just silly because where would I put all of it.   And C.  I’m a sentimental person and there’s no way I could go without putting up that bottle cap tree I made in 5th grade.  (Thanks Mom for going to the gas station late one night and buying me about 15 Nehi Peach drinks just so I could use the tops!).

Farmhouse Christmas Decor – Rustic Crates

I love to DIY decor.  Especially Christmas decorations!  It’s a good way to save money and you can customize it just how you want it.  And if you love farmhouse style decor, this idea is the perfect addition!  This year I wanted to make something with a rustic feel.  Not fussy or elaborate, just simple and neutral.   Check out my new Farmhouse Christmas Decor!

How To Make Your Own DIY Halloween Yard Decorations

This month is all about the creepies, the skeletons, and the scary around here.  My kids love to decorate for Halloween and this year we are going all spooky!  We’ve collected a few things over the years, but I was hoping to add a few more Halloween yard decorations to the mix.  I had a fabulous opportunity to try out something new to me!  Come along and see what we did to “spooky” up our yard this year!  And check out some other fabulous Halloween Decor from some talented peeps at the end of the post!

Spooky DIY Halloween Wall Art

It’s October and that means Halloween!  I’ve decided to DIY quite a few of our Halloween decorations this year.  Gotta save money for all the candy!  Since it can get quite expensive to buy all new decorations, DIY is the way to go.  And this year we are going with a creepy theme.   Come see the spooky DIY Halloween wall art I made and follow along in an amazing blog hop for tons of other ideas! …