October is finally here. Which means one thing.
IT’S HALLOWEEN DECORATING TIME!
I find this time of year to be quite busy in the decorating department.
When September arrives it’s time to bring out the pumpkins and fall decor. It doesn’t matter that it’s still 90 degrees outside here in Missouri.
For me, September 1st marks the beginning of fall (not September 23rd as my daughter keeps trying to tell me).
Then October 1st rolls around and its time to bring out the spooky Halloween stuff…until November 1st when it’s time for the fall decor to come back out along with some turkeys and “grateful” signs (of course).
I’ll admit it can be a bit overwhelming at times, but I love every second of it.
Since there is a lot of decorating musical chairs going on this time of year I tend to focus the Halloween decor on the living room and front porch, that way I can still enjoy the fall decor in other areas of the home. My secret weapon when it comes to holiday decorating?
Dollar Tree Halloween Hacks.
Anyone who has ever been to a Dollar Tree knows its dangerous business. You walk in to grab “just couple things” but 30 minutes later you walk out with an extra 25 items that you just had to have…because it was only $1, right?
It really is perfect for holiday decorating.
I tend to decorate like I arrange my garden containers. There’s Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers. For the “Thrillers”, I tend to rely on pieces that I’ve collected over the years from various places that have sentimental value. Here are a few of my favorites:
Then I add the fillers to the mix. Dollar Tree items make the perfect fillers because they are very affordable, so you can load up and still save in the long run. Here are a few of the Dollar Tree finds that I have collected over the years.
How to make a Halloween tree
A few years ago I hopped on the holiday tree bandwagon. After the holiday season, I would wait for the clearance sales to start and pick up a colored tree. I now have a black one and a white (which is a great base for Thanksgiving, Valentine’s, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and 4th of July). Here is the 4 foot tree I use for Halloween.
Now its time to pretty it up. First, the ribbon (or decorative mesh if that’s your preference)
Next, the picks. These picks make great fillers for the tree! Can you believe these are only a $1? Incredible, really, when you see the price on some of the picks from other stores. Give them a little fluff and start randomly adding them to the bare spots in the tree.
Now continue filling until the tree is full but not too busy.
Now add creepy cloth around the bottom and your tree is complete. So cute. You know what’s better than one Halloween tree? Well, two of course. I scored this one from my mother-in-law who was going to give it away.
Here’s some additional Dollar Tree decorating ideas. Happy Halloween!