Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stocking Up on Dollar Store Halloween Goodies

I confess...I started buying some Halloween decorations already.  I don't feel too guilty because these all came from my local dollar store.
I saved two glass jars with Halloween in mind - one held pasta sauce and the other honey.
I put some fake moss on the bottom of each jar.  Then I added my black spiders to one and the fake eyeballs to the other.  I used some coffee-dyed hang tags to hand-stamp each tag to my liking.  Use some tea-stained black seam binding to tie each tag around the top of your jars and done!
I couldn't resist the fake rats!  Don't they look very Pottery Barn-ish?  Their new catalog is filled with lots of Halloween goodies that you can totally find for cheaper at your dollar store.
Spooky right?!  What's not so spooky is the $8 I spent on everything and I still have plenty left over to play with!




Ruthie said...

I love love love these! I just might have to make some of my own! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Ruthie @ Tattered Bliss

Patti said...

Cute stuff!! I bought the little black mice to put on my candles - Love their holiday decorations - so cheap, and so much fun to sit around the house - love what you did

As for me not weighing 3000 lbs - if you saw me from the back side, you would realize that you weren't too far off!! LOL

It's Just Me said...

Jeanine, I did the same thing. I'm loving Dollar Tree's goodies this year. I'm getting my stash together too : ) Love your jars ~ Deanna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG, those rats would freak me out! Especially if I was up in the middle of the night and walked by them - I could just see myself screaming or jumping! I got the eyeballs, too, a couple of Halloween's ago to fill a jar. Last year I think I added a bag of small skulls - they are always a great filler, too.

Kim Payne said...

SOOOOOO clever! Thanks for the great ideas! I am going to copy yours!

acorn hollow said...

your kids must have fun with you for halloween

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

These are so fun! I went to the Dollar Store the other day and was surprised at how much awesome Halloween stuff they have.

Danielle @ vintagedanielle said...

I'm really digging the creepy eyes! I also tend to go all out for holiday decorating. I'm def. going to have to try your idea. I never thought that the dollar store would have these stuff.