I happily admit that Halloween is my favorite holiday.I love it even more than Christmas.Gifts are nice, but give me a good ghost
story any day.This year I wanted to put
out some decorations in the front yard, but I was on a budget.
First I put out my trick or treat children.I have used these for several years.Somehow I lost the dowel rods that I used for
the support.I dug around and found four
metal rods which W said I could use.I
did have to cut new eyes, but I used some scraps of felt that I had on hand.
The scarecrows were purchased years ago on clearance.I bought the jack o’lantern planter at a yard
sale this spring for $1.I still need to
add in some pumpkins from the garden.
W suggested we needed a sign.I had seen variations of the “Dead and
Breakfast” signs on Pinterest.This was
formerly our “Eggs for Sale” sign.It
had gotten a bit worn, and I have enough regular egg customers that the sign
was no longer needed.W had a leftover
can of black spray paint which I used to cover up the previous message.I used some acrylic paint I had in my craft
room and just hand painted the new message.I wanted it to look less than perfect.
This is my favorite thing.The spooky tree is a limb that had fallen out of one of the pecan
trees.I had tattered cloth left from a
previous Halloween project.It looks
like moss when the wind blows.My only
purchase this year was the seven ravens ($1 each from Dollar Tree).I plan to use those for several years to
I hope to add in additional decorations next year.By making purchases gradually and reusing
decorations from previous years, I can decorate and stay within my budget.