Monday, October 28, 2013

Look What I Found at the Dollar Store | Halloween Edition

It's been a very long time since I've done a dollar store round up, so I hope you enjoy this one! I haven't done a thorough Dollorama trip since our move to Manitoba, and Halloween crafting was just the excuse I was looking for.

You might know I'm not a fan of most seasonal decor, and the main reason behind that is that I would much rather invest my decorating dollars into something that will hang around for longer than a couple of weeks.

But, if I can source something or DIY it without allocating too much of my vase-allowance, I'm on board. Something that won't look out of place in our house, that will be useful in years to come, and can also double as party decor for those impromptu neighbourhood get togethers.


Those pumpkins? Started as this...


Three gourds, and two packs of mini-gourds set me back $10 ($2 each), along with some rhinestone stickers ($1 each) some faux flowers ($1), napkins ($1 each) and craft chalkboard paint ($1). Straws were $4 from HomeSense, so the total investment for this Halloween vignette was around $20. Not too shabby, especially since the "chalkboard" (painted canvas), straws, flowers and napkins can all be used throughout the year, and the painted gourds will make an appearance in many Octobers to come.





But that's not all I scored at the dollar store! These glass carafes ($1.25 each) were perfect for decanting my vinegars into so that all the jars match in my pantry, but would also be great filled with water and food colouring to resemble potions and blood for some Halloween creep-factor.

The plastic jars are also great for craft supply storage (or for Halloween, fill with spiders or eyeballs) and best of all, they cost just $3 for three.



This set of black frames was only $3! I thought they were separate frames but are in fact all attached, which turned out to make the perfect "wreath" to hang on the front door for Halloween! I'll share that finished project later on this week!


And these doodle-rific notebooks made the Halloween cut off purely because her eyes and face terrify me - but they are cute none the less and for $2, who can complain about creepy eyes?

Have you found any dollar store finds perfect for Halloween?


11 comments:

  1. WOW. Nice job. I can't tell you the last time I was at the dollar store. Looks like that will have to change.

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    1. Yes! You must go! I feel like a kid in a candy store every time I go! And thank you :)

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  2. I've seen the same things but couldn't have put it together like you have! Well done!

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  3. The "chalkboard" is just painted canvas? Painted w/chalkboard paint??

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    1. Correct! It was an old printed canvas with an image I didn't like to I just painted over it with chalkboard craft paint found in the craft section!

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  4. LOVE LOVE love your posts! One reason is because I can source the same items here in the Maritimes and I love your design flare and DIY IDEAS!! So creative and chic! I check all the time for new posts! I can spend hours and hours at Dollarama too! Keep 'em coming!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I love Dollorama so there will definitely be more to come. And yay for Canadian retailers!! :)

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  5. Where did the black cat bottle come from?

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    1. It's wine! It was a gift from someone, but I've seen them in some specialty wine stores. They sell a rose that's in a pink clear bottle - great gift idea! :)

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    2. Thank you. I love it.

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