Holidays are a time to celebrate fun, food, family, and festive traditions. But all of that celebrating can get expensive too! But with a little bit of early planning, some simple DIY, and a few basic creative supplies, anyone can create amazing holidays filled with joy, even on a frugal budget.
My partners over at Country Woman Magazine sent over some really fun crafts that are easy enough for even beginners to create, and some of them work all the way through the fall season with just a few creative adjustments.
Check out the fun Halloween ideas in the slideshow, and get more holiday inspiration on the Trick or Treat board on Pinterest.
For additional creepy crafts, spectacularly spooky décor and clever costumes, visit Country Woman Magazine online.
Critter costume for kids
Is making a Halloween costume for your child always a problem because you’re not a sewing expert? No worries—this year your child will look festive and creative and you won’t even have to pick up a needle!
All you’ll need is felt, a glue gun, and ribbons for your child to be the cutest fox, deer or skunk anyone has seen! This quick and easy craft is the perfect costume for this Halloween.
For a full list of instructions and materials, please visit: http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/project/woodland-masks-no-sew-craft/
Glitter pumpkin craft
Painting pumpkins with funny faces may be fun, but making a pumpkin glitzy and glamorous is even better! Put the pizazz in your pumpkins with a dusting of fine glitter.
On a mantel or your autumn-themed table, these pumpkins will sparkle in sunlight and glisten in candlelight.
For a list of materials, visit: http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/project/glitter-pumpkins/
Candy corn goodie bags
For a Halloween party, a Thanksgiving favor or even “just because it’s fall,” these candy corn goodie bags will delight everyone with their familiar shape and colors.
Stuff with wrapped candies and hand out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, or give them out to guests at a Halloween-themed dinner party!
For step-by-step instructions, see: http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/project/candy-corn-goodie-bags/
Create creepy Halloween birdhouses
Forget cheery robins and bluebirds—these vibrant birdhouses invoke instead Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller “The Birds” and Edgar Allan Poe’s timeless poem, “The Raven.”
This DIY Halloween craft project takes these boring birdhouses from garden-cute to Halloween ready!
For a full how-to, check out: http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/project/birdhouse-halloween-crafts/