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Oct 17 2011
6 years ago
2:04 PM MDT

What are YOUR Hip Halloween Ideas?

Oct 17, 2011 @ 2:04 PM MDT
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With Halloween right around the corner, I thought that it would be fun to ask all of you to share your creative (and frugal) ideas for Halloween recipes, costumes, decorations and more. Personally, I love when you can create something fun (but fairly simple) with items that you already have at home…just like the adorable Garbage Bag Ghosts created by reader, Nicole. Check out Nicole’s email below…

My mom made garbage bag ghosts and used them as Halloween decorations when I was a kid. I was always so impressed by the simplicity of such a great decoration. I made a couple tonight with my husband. They would be great to make with kids! My favorite part is almost everyone will have everything they need already in their house!!

What you’ll need:
White garbage bag
White tissue paper (optional)
White twisty ties
Black Permanent Marker

How to:
Cut color pull ties off of garbage bag
Wad newspaper up in a ball
Cover newspaper ball with white tissue paper (So the newspaper doesn’t show through the trash bag)
Put paper ball inside of garbage bag in a corner.
Tie off with twisty tie
Draw eyes & mouth with black mark
Hang as decoration for Halloween!

Not in the mood to decorate for Halloween? Then, check out the beautiful wreath (pictured above) created by reader, Nina, and her email below…

Before I found your website, I used to only be able to buy the necessities for our family, and always seemed to have to go without the “extras”. Thanks to you, my way of thinking has changed. I have learned to be so much more frugal and hip in the way I spend my money. I am able to make my dollar stretch so much farther and still get all the extra things I want now. Just last week I wanted to decorate our porch for the holidays, but knew it would cost too much to go out and buy a pre-made wreath. So I used two of the coupons you had posted about (a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby and another 40% off coupon from Michaels). I was able to make this beautiful Holiday wreath for around $22, including the door hanger. I love all your deals, thanks for making my life so much more fun!

On a side note, you may enjoy these posts from year’s past….

* Making Use of All That Candy Corn
* What are Your Halloween Tips & Tricks?

Click here if you are looking for creative ideas to make your own Halloween Costume. Click here for some creative Halloween Craft ideas.

So now it’s your turn! Feel free to share your ideas below…

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