Published on September 17th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain4
Spooktacular Halloween on the Cheap – Part 1
Spray paint is my friend.
Spray paint is your friend.
Spray paint is like beer goggles. It makes things that aren’t so great into super pretty things!
I also am quite fond of the dollar store, and I want to show you why.
I love the combination of dollar store items and spray paint. You can really dress up those cheap items into fabulous spooktacular Halloween on the cheap decor.
Nothing on this tablescape – except for one can of mirror spray paint – was more than $1.
Yep, all this, and it was all a buck for every single thing.
Let’s go over the list:
Black spray paint – both gloss and matte – $.99 a can.
Moss/paper shreds – $1 a bag.
Skeletons – $1 each.
Recycled glass jars – nada!
Skulls – $1 each
Rat/roaches/crow/spider webbing/scary netting -$1 each
Spiders -$1 for two
Flowers – $1 a bunch
Apothecary jars – recycled items and bagged creepy crawlies- nothing more than $1
Skull wreath – $1 Target dollar spot for skull image and nothing for recycled book pages.
I’m going to be sharing all the ideas I have in this decor in the next two days. There are way too many photos to share in one huge post.
One tip I’m going to share with you today, is working with spider webbing.
This stuff done right looks amazing.
And, an entire bag of it can potentially decorate an entire house.
The trick to it is to grab handfuls and pull off a thin piece. The more you pull it the more it stretches. However, when you are placing it, you want to make sure that you are pulling in the thicker white spots, and pull in various decorations. The thinner and more random you get the webbing, the more realistic it looks.
Just know that by the time you are finished, it will be all over you!
See you tomorrow!