Dancing Skeleton Halloween Garland

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I know I am not alone when I say I love the dollar store. There are all sorts of hidden treasures in there. Sharon from The Blue Willow House found one of those treasures when she stumbled upon a plastic moveable skeleton that reminded her of a cute garland she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn Kids. Sharon scooped up five packages and strung the dancing skeletons together in front of her fireplace. They look mighty happy about Sharon’s savings!

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Halloween Skeleton Hand Vase

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There are knock off projects that save you a bundle but take hours to complete. Then there are those that save you a bundle but take only 15 minutes or less to complete. This Halloween project from Angie of The Country Chic Cottage is the latter. Woohoo! Angie simply painted a thrifted vase white and then glued on a white foam bone hand from the dollar store. Already have a white vase? Then you are looking at a minute or two for a pretty convincing Pottery Barn knock off!

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“Boo” Halloween Lumbar Pillow

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While recently perusing Pottery Barn, I came across a Boo Lumbar Pillow that I knew was just begging for a knock off. Jeanie from Create & Babble was the first to confirm my suspicions with a DIY version that she created for free using supplies she had on hand. Jeanie made her pillow with leftover fabric and heat transfer vinyl, adding bias tape around the edges for a finished look. As Jeanie suggests, this pillow would also look great made from burlap with stenciled letters.

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“Spooky” Typewriter Keys Halloween Sign

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Michelle from Chalkboard Blue was inspired to put a Halloween spin on vintage typewriter keys art and create her own “spooky” hand painted sign. In my opinion, the classic black and white, simple design, and vintage typewriter key letters all create a more sophisticated look, which is a rare find when it comes to Halloween décor. Michelle says that her new Halloween sign is one of her faves!

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Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkin Jars

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While “window shopping” for fall and Halloween decorating inspiration, Amy from Home Sweet Thrifty Home found some pretty mercury glass pumpkins on Pottery Barn’s website. This thrifty gal couldn’t justify spending $30 on just one pumpkin, especially when she could make two for about $20. All it took was some Krylon Looking Glass spray paint and a mixture of vinegar and water for Amy to transform the glass Wal-mart pumpkins. Best of all, Amy likes her even better since they double as décor and storage jars.

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Skull Anatomy Canvas Print

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I hope you’ve enjoyed all Halloween all week long on KOD and walked away with an idea or two for your home. I can guarantee this won’t be the last DIY Halloween project featured here on KOD, but Megan’s skull print from Polish the Stars concludes our week-long focus on spooktacular knock-offs. Megan pulled together some items she had on hand to create her eerie piece of artwork that features the anatomy of the skull. She shares her steps for aging fabric with coffee and printing on fabric so you can easily replicate it.

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Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

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Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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Burlap Ghost Light Strand

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Angie from Burton Avenue was looking for Halloween décor inspiration when she found some ghost lights that she knew she could recreate. The biggest challenge was deciding what to use for the head, but Angie found some clear plastic ornaments that worked perfectly. I love the soft light that comes through the burlap. Too cute!

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