Thrift Find Turned Halloween Decor

Hi everyone!

It's time for Flashback Friday!

I don’t know about you but, for me those seasonal items that have a little “weight” to them always seem so expensive. Sure, we can pick up fun and cute little things from the dollar store and that is great. However, anything bigger and the stores price is too high for me. Even though I have a little bit more spending money this year, I still can’t bring myself to pay $25.00 or more for a Halloween decoration. Maybe because Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday. I am more likely to spend more money on Christmas décor than Halloween.

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.


So, I still try to find a bit cheaper….er…thriftier options. And to be honest, I kind of like looking outside the box at things I find at thrift stores and seeing what I can turn them into.

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

I’m sure you guys have probably seen these type of tabletop candelabra things before. They were big in the 1980’s. I found this one for $1.29 at a recent shopping trip to Value World (had my 50% off entire purchase coupon). I figured I could do something easy to turn it into a Halloween decoration of sorts. And it was a good size to sit on a table. It would have décor weight.

Most of you are well aware of the fact that I have the attention span of a 2 year old. So, you probably aren’t going to see any big huge heavy detail time oriented projects from me. Nope, I like 3 things: Thrifty, Quick and Easy! And that is what this project is.

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

What need:
1 Candelabra kinda thing
Black Spray paint
Hot glue gun
Five dollar Store skulls.
Fake spider webbing
Dollar store plastic creepy crawlies

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

Spray paint the thing
After it is dry, glue the skulls into place

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

Randomly drape spider web. Hot glue some creepy crawlies.
That’s it! Simple.

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

Oh, and look how fun it is at night when you turn on the skulls!

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

It randomly changes different colors. So fun and silly!
The next time you are at the thrift store look at the items in a different light. Imagine what it could be instead of what it is. Get creative and have some fun!

How to make a creepy halloween skull display with a thrift store find and some items from the dollar store. Suchan easy, simple and fun halloween decoration for your home! Visit thethriftygroove.com for complete tutorial.

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Have a wonderful day! 

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