Halloween Saving Tips & Tricks
Halloween is coming and what is more fun than dressing up and getting to eat loads of candy? Nothing, that is, as long as you have the money to buy a costume. Halloween can be a lot of fun but also very expensive. With costumes, candy and decorations your wallet can really take a hit. But to every problem there is a solution so don’t go sweating the small stuff just yet.
Trying to find the perfect costume can be stressful enough. You want to have the coolest costume, whether you are going to a Halloween party or making the rounds in your neighborhood stacking up on candy for the next five months. And hopefully you won’t run in to anyone who has the same costume as you. But there is one way for sure no one will have your costume and you won’t go broke, make your own costume! I know it sounds hard but in the end it will definitely be worth it. Go to thrift stores or buy and sell shops to look for pieces to your costume, you never know what you might find. The best part is you get to design exactly how you want it to look! Everyone will love your costume and no one else will have it!
Making Halloween decorations is simple and you probably have all the materials needed right in your house!
Hanging Ghosts: First take a paper towel and crumble it into a ball. Then take another paper towel and drape it over the ball gathering the second towel underneath the ball. Next tie it with a piece of yarn and add a face to the ball. Finish by adding fishing line and hanging the ghosts at different heights from the ceiling!
Ghost in a Jar: Cut a ghost figure from a thin, translucent fabric the width and height of a glass or clear plastic jar from the recycling bin. Draw a spooky face on the ghosts head and affix the head and hands on in the inside of the jar with tiny bits of glue. Label the jar with spirit’s name and date captured.
Spooky Garbage Bag Doorway: Cut 1-1/2-inch vertical strips in the garbage bag without cutting through the fold at the bottom. Then, cut open one side of the bag and tape or tack the bag to the top of the doorway. Carefully pull the individual strands to stretch out the bags and create a spooky, tattered effect
See Halloween doesn’t have to be expensive! Plus making all of your Halloween stuff is a lot more fun than going out and buying everything. It puts you in the Halloween spirit and saves you a ton of money!