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"Crafty" resources to get you ready for Halloween

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 9:17AM Wednesday October 9, 2013
under Money Saving Tips

What's more fun than spinning a web of "tricks" to create the best costume at the party? Why...getting all "crafty" when it comes to Halloween of course. Or is it more fun to throw out the "corny" puns at the Fall festival and corn maze? Ha, you decide. 

Fall is such a fun time of year. The air is crisper, the Pumpkin Patches are plentiful, the costumes are an adventure, and it's just plain fun to decorate with the bright and cheerful colors of Autumn. 

If you're in the mood to get ready for Halloween, but are doing it on a budget, then the DealPros have the resources you need. So let's talk Pumpkins, Costumes and Decorating!

PUMPKINS

Pumpkins are pretty much my favorite part of Fall. I love cooking with pumpkin and making anything from pumpkin pie to homemade pumpkin spice cocoa. But let's talk carving...

Here's how to carve a pumpkin the easy way.

Once carved, do you find that you're frustrated with how quickly the pumpkin goes bad? Here are some tips for making that carved pumpkin last longer

And if you're not up for actually carving, check out these "no-carve" ways to decorate your pumpkin

COSTUMES


Is it weird for me to admit that I have just as much fun as the kids when it comes to dressing up? Well, I do. Sometimes you gotta just enjoy the fun and adventure of being another character for a night!

Did you know that almost $7 billion is spent on Halloween each year? Yikes, that's a lot! Check out these frugal costume sources

And if you need a little creativity inspiration, check out these 5 Halloween "tricks" for the best costume at the party

CRAFTY DECORATING

The decorating is almost as much fun as enjoying some homemade pumpkin bread! 

Here are some creative Halloween crafts on the cheap and this DIY rag wreath is fun and easy to make!

Here's how to make your own DIY scarecrow, and this Mummy Pumpkin is made with items from the Dollar Store! 

It's fun and easy to get ready for Halloween when you're able to save money at the same time! And if you like these tips, be sure to find and follow a DealPro in your area! They are all a plethora of information and resources for living the good life on a budget. 

Crystal Collins, a Savings.com DealPro, is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at TheThriftyMama.com.

(Source: 
Savings.com)