Decorating for the season can get pretty expensive. Just wanted to show you a few ways we decorate each year.
Another great way to save money is to hit up your local $1 stores. The cute little silver spider you see was bought from my local Dollar Store. Ive seen the same spiders at other stores for twice that amount.
Oh and last but not least let your kids get creative. The cute ghost you see is made from toilet paper, string and a black pen. Let the kids explore in the recycling bin and have fun making stuff.
Today I decided to add the patchwork pumpkins. I was at my local Michael's craft store and they have most of their Fall/Halloween items at 40% off. I paid around $6 for the both of them. These can be easily packed away each year and in no way can they get broken. Very kid friendly. These items make my table look nice.
Note:I recently uploaded Michael's app on my phone and used their coupon. They scanned the bar code and whalah! 40% off baby! I know, I'm easily impressed. No paper involved and no tree's cut down for my coupon.
The cute little scarecrow was another good buy I found at Michael's today. I think I paid around $3.99 for him. The reason I bought this little guy was because he can be easily packed away. The large ones you see in gardens were about the same price but were made very cheaply and I would not be able to store it well each year.
The black blowup cat was a dollar store find that I kick myself for buying. Its plastic (I'm sure PVC) and will more than likely be popped by my kids soon. What I didn't take a picture of was a bat that was also a blow up and had a hole in it from day one. Yep I opened it, blew it up and it never held air. Seriously kicking myself now. Ugh. NEVER again.
The cute sign was also bought from the Dollar Store. Its made from some sort of wood and can be hung up on the wall. Now that's pretty cute. Well worth the dollar you pay for it.
All that's left is all the paintings and drawings my kids will be bringing home from school. We also like to collect Fall leaves from around the neighborhood and make pretty pictures from them as well. Get creative and let the kids have fun decorating.