Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dollar Store Halloween Centerpiece

I love Halloween, it is one of my favorite holidays. I love the decorating (not too scary) and letting the country kids trick or treat. I am so blown away by the cost of store bought decorations, not just for Halloween, but most holidays. I just don't understand why it should cost an arm and a leg to buy, well let's say an arm and a leg! Even simple items seem a bit pricey. And I know a lot of you out there are just like our family, watching every dime. So we are doing our Halloween decorations this year via the dollar store!

For just a few bucks, I whipped up this slightly creepy, but to the oldest country kid, TOTALLY cool Halloween centerpiece. What 8 year old boy thinks a centerpiece is cool?!?! My kid! Who need inflatable monsters when mom has a glowing jar of eyeballs!?! They are GLOWING eyeballs for crying out loud!

I started with a simple vase I had at home (which was bought at a dollar store on another holiday to make a centerpiece with.) I also used a candle that I had hanging around. From the dollar store (we shop Dollar Tree) I picked up a black creepy cloth and a dozen eyeballs. That's right, I spent a whopping $2.00 on this project!

I simply draped the creepy cloth in the bottom of my vase to form a platform to rest my candle and eyeballs on. This way the eyeballs kind of look like they are floating in a darkened room. Next I centered my candle in the vase on top of the cloth, and began popping eyeballs in around the candle. Make sure as you drop them in, they are facing out. There is nothing worse then getting that second layer of eyes in and realizing one of your bottom eyeballs is backwards..... not that I would know *wink*


So don't spend a fortune on decorations when, with a little creativity and a dollar store, you can make something even you kids think is cool! Heck, turn them loose with a few bucks and see what they come up with! They just might surprise you!

I removed the candle so you could see how we fit it all together.


16 comments:

  1. Clever and creepy - great for a Halloween project. Plus it is economical and easily changed to fit another occasion. Thank you for sharing your eyeballs at Make It Monday.

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  2. I love when seasonal crafts are creative and cheap to make !
    Inviting you to share your dollar store centerpiece with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:
    http://milaslittlethings.com/2014/10/big-autumn-bash-the-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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  3. I love Halloween! This is too cute. I hope your having a great day!

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    1. I am having a lovely day, thank you. And even more so by seeing your friendly comment!

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  4. Thank you so much for attending week 6 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. This is a great center piece idea, Mindie! I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight . Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole
    http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

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  5. Creepy and so fun! Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again Thursday. Pinned http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

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    1. Thanks for the pin! Thanks for popping by.... Happy Halloween!

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  6. This is awesome!! Love it and I agree the cost of things now for holidays is totally insane

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  7. Love it...so easy and cheap. Pinning it!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday @ 3GLOL last week. We love seeing what you link up every week! Hope to see you again this week. Party goes live at 8pm CST Monday.

    Have a great week!

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  8. That is spooktacular! I love it!! Thanks for linking up this week. cant wait to see what you link up next!!
    http://www.liverandomlysimple.com
    Jess

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