I love putting wreaths on our front door for each holiday, but because they're so darn expensive, I don't have any for Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving. Most run around $50+ a piece & we have 2 front doors, so that just ain't happenin'! I am by absolutely no means a crafty person since I lack the patience, time & skill, but when I was browsing Pinterest one day, I noticed a simple DIY Halloween wreath & decided to give it a go! Click here for the site I referred to. I hit Hobby Lobby & it ended up costing me about $12 total for the orange burlap, 2 straw wreaths, black mesh backing & large rubber spiders from the dollar store.
Lauren came over to make one too, we had a glass of wine & got our craft on! If you decide to make one yourself, I have a few tips. #1 Leave the plastic wrapping around the straw wreath or you'll have a major mess on your hands. I learned that the hard way. #2 Burlap is very messy so there was orange fuzz all over myself & the carpet. #3 If you live in a very hot climate like me, don't hot glue the spiders on because they will melt off. Again, found out the hard way. I ended up sewing the spiders onto the wreaths.
But, they ended up coming out great & I love the finished product! Now that it's officially October, I busted out the rest of our Fall decorations.
Our Fall leaf runner is on our kitchen table,
I picked up this skull runner for only $2.99 at Ross & added it to our kitchen island.
I picked up this hurricane glass from Pottery Barn many, many years ago & change it up depending on the season.
I created scary pictures of each of us on PicMonkey & popped them in to $0.95 4x6 frames from Walmart. I know, I really splurged on that one!
Last year Grammy made us these pumpkin place mats to represent my little pumpkins, Cameron & Reese.
And I put fake pumpkins & leaves that I bought a couple of years ago up on the fridge. All of my decorations are extremely inexpensive & I reuse them year-to-year to save money. Making your house festive for the holidays doesn't have to break the bank!
Hop over to Cam & Reese's blog to see pictures from Cameron's SpongeBob party Sunday. We all had a great time!