I don't buy too many seasonal decorations unless it is the end of season mark down.
It seems ridiculous to pay when you know it will be less than half the price in 2 weeks time.
For me it is equally ridiculous to buy things that can be made.
In the end they may not look quite as good but the idea is there and the kids don't really care, plus it's fun.
These blood dripped candlea are a perfect example.
$8.99 in a store.....$3.00 for a pair homemade.
The effect is there and I saved $5.
Again Martha, this months magazine showed how to make Halloween better with a tutorial on pumpkin carving usuing a lino cutter.
Well I grew the pumpkins and in all my crafts supplies had a couple lino cutters, so I gave it a go.
My first attempt went well, although I do not recommend doing it while prepping dinner, and bathing the kids.
None the less it got done and it is rather cute.
E cleaned out the pumpkin and saved all the seeds.
She washed them and helped flavour and cook them.
Then she ate them all herself and wouldn't share with her sister.
She quoted the Little Red Hen......what do I say to that?
K has been asking for over a month to decorate for Halloween.
I finally gave in this week.
They danced around all the boxes and were so excited.
You would swear it was Christmas day.
Now we have skeletons everwhere.
And rats nibbling on severed fingers.
K just loves to try to scare people and gross them out.
She really has a thing for this holiday.
We cut out bats and plastered them through out the house for a creepy effect, but they look to cute.