Craft Ideas Under $10: Halloween Edition

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Halloween is fast approaching, and if you haven’t decorated yet, time is running out! Fortunately, we have a few craft ideas that can help you out in a pinch. Even better—each one will cost you less than $10 to put together!

Craft Idea #1: Ominous Milk Jug Lanterns

SUPPLIES:

  • Empty gallon carton
  • Sharpie marker
  • Battery-powered lights
  • Scissors

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STEP 1: Draw a face on the milk carton using the Sharpie marker.

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STEP 2: Next, cut out the back of the plastic carton.

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STEP 3: Finally, insert lights through the back of the carton and turn them on. Voila! Instant lanterns!

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Craft Idea #2: Ghost Pops

SUPPLIES:

  • Lollipops
  • Tissues
  • Ribbon
  • Sharpie marker

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STEP 1: Cut ribbon to approximately six inches and tie tissue over the top of the lollipop.

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STEP 2: Add two ghostly eyes using the Sharpie marker.

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STEP 3: Finally, curl the ribbon tips with scissors for a bit of flare. Share and enjoy!

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Craft Idea #3: Spooky Silhouettes

SUPPLIES:

  • Black construction paper and/or poster board
  • Colored tissue paper
  • White map pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape

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STEP 1: Start by drawing or tracing a spooky image on the black construction paper or poster board.

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STEP 2: Next, cut out the silhouette.

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STEP 3: Finally, adhere the silhouettes to your window using rolled tape and cover with tissue paper. Then hit the lights to see the final product!

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Craft Idea #4: “Uncanny” Cans of Creepiness

SUPPLIES:

  • Empty cans
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes

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STEP 1: Begin by painting the cans with a base coat.

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STEP 2: Then add details and faces.

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BONUS STEP: Use them to hold your ghostly lollipops! *Extra Spooky*

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We hope these DIY Halloween crafts save you a little money and get your creativity flowing! While you’re in the Halloween spirit, why not give yourself a little spook reading about these 6 terrifying scams that actually exist? Happy Halloween!

 

 

Samantha Salazar is a University of Texas at Austin alum who has worked in the finance and marketing industry since 2011. She has a background as a CUNA Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor and is a Class II graduate of the Latina Leadership Institute (LLA). True to her millennial nature, Samantha loves coffee, covers her home in hanging plants, lives a frugal lifestyle, and works hard so that her dog, Olive, can have the backyard she deserves.