Thrifty Craft Ideas

Last updated by at .

spooky Halloween candle, #candle, #halloween, #spooky, #bloody, #crafts, #thriftycrafts, #holidaydecorations, #thriftydecorating, #holidaydecorating

Spooky Halloween Candles – Thrifty Holiday Decorating

These candles are the perfect mix of spooky, gory, and cute for Halloween!  They make the perfect, inexpensive decoration for your Halloween decor.

You will need

White candles

Red tapered candle

Match

Paper to lay your candle on

Begin by opening your candles.  Light the red candle and let it drip a couple of times on a sheet of paper.  Now, you want to lightly touch the edge of  your white candle with the tip your red tapered candle.  Let it drip down the side.  If you get a large drip in a place you don’t want it simply heat it up and let it melt again, gently pulling it down with your red taper.  That is what happened in the photo below.

spooky Halloween candle, #candle, #halloween, #spooky, #bloody, #thriftycrafts, #crafts, #holidaydecorations, #thriftydecorating, #holidaydecorating

So simple, yet so cool looking and will definitely make people look twice!  Such an easy craft that comes from supplies at the dollar store!

spooky, Halloween candle, #candle, #halloween, #spooky, #bloody, #crafts, #thriftycrafts, #holidaydecorations, #thriftydecorating, #holidaydecorating

More Halloween and Fall ideas:

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyOrange Mummies, Healthy Halloween Ideas

vanpire donuts, such a FUN but SIMPLE treat idea that is sure to make your kids smile #Halloween #TreatIdeasVampire Donuts

Leave a Comment: 0 comments

Filed Under: Halloween, Halloween Tips, Thrifty Craft Ideas

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

lego goodie bags, #trickortreat, #legos, #Halloween, #trickortreatideas, #legofun, #Halloweenhandouts

Lego Goodie Bags – Halloween Treats That Aren’t Candy!

Did you know that you can order Legos by the color?  It’s true!  Makes it perfect for today’s craft project.  These little goodie bags are great for trick or treaters, a fun surprise for the kids in your life, or give them to your kids’ class as a fun alternative to candy at the class party!

You will need

Legos in choice of color (you need about 25 per bag)

Here you can find the white for the ghost, the red for the candy apple and the orange for the jack o lantern. I used a variety of sizes, but these will get you the basic 2×4 bricks.

Rounded goodie bags

bakers twine or yarn

sucker sticks for the candy apple

Begin by drawing your face on your baggies for your ghost or jack o lantern with a black sharpie.

lego goodie bags, #trickortreat, #Halloween, #legos, #trickortreatideas, #legofun, #Halloweenhandouts

Fill up your baggies with legos.  If you are doing the candy apple, you will want to stick your sucker stick into the open end of the bag,  and tie off the top of the bag with your twine or yarn.  If you want to add a leaf to your candy apple or jack o lantern, cut a leaf shape out of green paper and tie it onto your twine before you tie the twine onto the bag.

Now you have a perfect little surprise for the ghouls and goblins in your life!  Why not give them something they will love, will last more than a moment and that they will remember every time they play with it?

lego goodie bags, #Halloween,#trickortreat, #legos, #trickortreatideas, #legofun, #Halloweenhandouts

Candy Apple

lego goodie bags, #trickortreat, #Halloween, #legos, #legofun,#trickortreatideas, #Halloweenhandouts

Ghost

lego goodie bags, #Halloween, #trickortreat, #legos, #trickortreatideas,#legofun, #Halloweenhandouts

Jack o Lantern

More Halloween ideas:

vanpire donuts, such a FUN but SIMPLE treat idea that is sure to make your kids smile #Halloween #TreatIdeasVampire Donuts

Leave a Comment: 3 comments

Filed Under: DIY, Halloween, Thrifty Craft Ideas, Thrifty Gift Ideas, Thrifty Gifts

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

Easy Fall Art project, #fall, #art, #painting, #canas, #stencil, #fallart, #easycraftideas, #craftideas, #thriftycrafts, #thriftycraftideas

Easy Fall Art Project

Looking for an easy decoration for fall that doesn’t cost you a lot of money?  This little art project is so simple to make, completely customizable and you can add any stencil design so that it is totally one of a kind!

All you need

Canvas

Stencil

Paint in choice of colors as well as a dark paint for the top

paint brushes

mod podge

Easy Fall Art project, #fall, #art, #painting, #canvas, #stencil, #fallart, #easycraftideas, #craftideas, #thriftycrafts, #thriftycraftideas

Begin by painting your canvas in your chosen colors.  Now the important thing here is to be sort of random with your painting. I did stripes so that it wasn’t all one color.  Now, once you have painted your stripes, blend your lines together with your paint brush.  I used the same brush for all of it, and blotted it in between colors so that it wouldn’t end up being a yucky muddy color.

I used paint that I had on hand and wanted it to be fall colors.  I ended up using a burnt orange, mustard yellow and a dark blue.  Now, let your stripes dry good before you do anything else.

Easy Fall Art project, #fall, #art, #painting, #canvas, #stencil, #fallart, #craftideas, #easycraftideas, #thriftycrafts, #thriftycraftideas

Once your paint is dry add a thin coat of mod podge. Use the matte so that it doesn’t leave streaks.  Once you put on your mod podge and let it dry, your canvas will be a little tacky, which makes it easier to apply the stencil.  If you are using vinyl this is especially helpful because the vinyl tends to not stick to the canvas otherwise.  Peel off your stencil and apply to the canvas.  Apply the vinyl as if you were going to keep it on the canvas.  This way when you pull the stencil off, it will leave the colored canvas in it’s place.

Easy Fall Art project, #fall, #art, #painting, #canvas, #stencil, #fallart, #craftideas, #thriftycrafts, #easycraftideas, #thriftycraftideas

Once you get your stencil on, you are ready for a top coat in a dark color.  When painting over your stencil, be sure to blot, DO NOT RUB your paintbrush like you normally would.  If you do this, you will end up either getting paint under your stencil or pulling the stencil up off of the canvas.  Look in the top left corner of the photo above, that is where I accidentally did that very thing.  It is even more important with a canvas because it is already so hard to get the vinyl to stick!

Let the paint dry for a few minutes, and then pull off your stencil.  Use tweezers or something to grab the end to avoid smearing the  paint or getting paint under the stencil.  Just pull it off and toss it.  Once you have done that you are done!  I had a couple of spots with a little bleeding, but I think it adds to it to give it a weathered effect.  What do you think?  This would also be a great craft for the kids.  Let them paint the canvas and add a stencil for them.  They will love the surprise when you pull the stencil off!

Easy Fall Art project, #fall, #art, #canvas, #painting, #stencil, #fallart, #craftideas, #easycraftideas, #thriftycrafts, #thriftycraftideas

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyMore Halloween and Fall ideas:

vanpire donuts, such a FUN but SIMPLE treat idea that is sure to make your kids smile #Halloween #TreatIdeasVampire Donuts

Leave a Comment: 1 comment

Filed Under: DIY, Seasonal Crafts, Thrifty Craft Ideas, Thrifty Crafts for Kids

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

lego minifigure balloons, #thriftypartydecor, #legoparty, #minifigurines, #balloons, #thriftyparty, #thriftycrafts, #craftsforkids, #legomovieparty

Lego Minifigure Balloons, Thrifty Lego Party Decorations

These lego minifigure balloons were a huge hit at my son’s birthday party!  Everyone loved them!  I colored the faces on, using the Lego Movie characters as my inspiration.  (This one in the photo above is supposed to be Wildstyle).  With a few simple supplies, you can make some minifigure balloons for your little one’s party too!

You will need

Yellow balloons (we got a package at the dollar store)

Sharpies

someone to blow up your balloons.

I am not very artistic, and was pleasantly surprised in how many of  my minifigure’s faces turned out.

lego minifigure balloons, #thriftypartydecor, #legoparty, #minifigurines, #thriftyparty, #balloons, #thriftycrafts, #craftsforkids, #legomovieparty

lego minifigure balloons, #thriftypartydecor, #legoparty, #thriftyparty, #minifigurines, #balloons, #thriftycrafts, #craftsforkids, #legomovieparty

I opened up a photo of the characters on my phone and set it beside me so I could see what they looked like.  My kids were able to tell me who each one was, which was impressive to me!

If you are doing them just as lego minifigures and not based on the movie,you could come up with faces of your own to draw on.  If you are going to tie them to something, you could also draw the faces on upside down.  Get creative and have fun!

lego minifigure balloons, #thriftypartydecor, #minifigurines, #legoparty,  #thriftyparty, #balloons, #thriftycrafts, #craftsforkids, #legomovieparty

MORE Lego Party Ideas Below…

lego door - Thrifty lego party decorations, #legoparty, #lego, #party, #decorations, #thriftypartydecor

Lego Door Thrifty Lego Party Decorations

lego party decor, make your child's age out of legos, #thriftypartydecor, #legoparty, #legos, #party, #partyideas, #thriftypartyideas, #kidscrafts, #thriftycrafts

Lego Party Decor, Make Your Child’s Age Out Of Legos!

Lego Birthday candles, #LegoParty, #Lego

 Blokz Candles

You can take advantage of FREE Shipping on many items with Prime and get it in two days… remember you can try prime for FREE for 30 days. Try Prime for FREE!

Looking for More Online Deals? Click here for more THRIFTY DEALS. Please note that Amazon priced tend to change often so prices may be higher or lower without notice.

Leave a Comment: 1 comment

Filed Under: DIY, Ideas for Entertaining kids, Thrifty Craft Ideas, Thrifty Crafts for Kids, Thrifty ways to save

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

DIY ~

Great ideas shared this week, from Fall decor to kids games. Please “Pin” those you want to find later.

Fall Crafts and Decor Ideas, Soup Can Upcycle, Low cost Fall decorations #Fall, #Crafts, Things to make out of a soup canFall Craft ~ Soup Can upcycle

Lego head - Thrifty Lego Party Decor, #thrifty, #partydecor, #lego, #legoparty, #easydecorations, #legomovieparty, #easycraft,#thriftycraft, #quickcraft, #partyplanningLego party decoration ~ Lego head

Fall Decor ideas, Easy fall Decorations, Personalized Pumpkins, #Fall, #Pumpkins, #Hacks,#CraftsPersonalized pumpkins

Personalize your school uniforms while still following your dress code rules #DressCode, #Uniforms, #SchoolUniforms, #HacksPersonalize your kids school uniforms with this quick fix

Roll the Marble Game, quick and easy game perfect for family reunion or parties #FamilyReunions, #Games, #Parties, #partyRoll the Marbles Game

Leave a Comment: 1 comment

Filed Under: DIY, DIY / Crafts, Thrifty Craft Ideas

Tags: , , , , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

Lego head - Thrifty Lego Party Decor, #thrifty, #partydecor, #lego, #legoparty, #easydecorations, #legomovieparty, #easycraft,#thriftycraft,#quickcraft, #partyplanning

Thrifty Lego Party Decor, Make a Lego Head!

We love Legos!  So much so that for my son’s 9th birthday party he wanted a Lego Movie theme.  I couldn’t have been happier because Legos are so fun, and easy!

You will need:

  • A large snack container
  • Yellow spray paint
  • something to take the label off with
  • Sharpie or black vinyl for the face

Lego head - Thrifty Lego Party Decor, #thrifty, #partydecor, #lego, #legoparty, #easydecorations, #legomovieparty, #thriftycraft, #easycraft,,#quickcraft, #partyplanning

Our lovely container had this super sticky label on it that was impossible to get off!  I started off by placing it in hot water for a few minutes and let the water get it softened.  I then used a scrub brush and brushed off the rest of the label.

Lego head - Thrifty Lego Party Decor, #thrifty, #partydecor, #lego, #legoparty, #legomovieparty, #easycraft,#easydecorations,#thriftycraft,#quickcraft, #partyplanning

Once I had the label off, I used cotton balls and a little bit of nail polish remover to get the rest of the sticky residue off of the container.  It wasn’t perfect, and was still discolored, but since I was spray painting it, that was ok.  Just make sure to get the sticky off.

Lego head - Thrifty Lego Party Decor, #thrifty, #partydecor, #lego, #easydecorations, #legoparty, #legomovieparty, #easycraft,#thriftycraft,#quickcraft, #partyplanning

Next, give it a couple of thin coats of spray paint and let it dry.  I left the lid on because I planned on it just being a centerpiece, if you are planning on using it with the lid off, you will want to take the lid off to make sure you get coverage on the whole thing.  And then spray the lid separately.

One you are done and it is dry, cut out the face from black vinyl or simply draw it on using a sharpie.  That is it!  Another perfect, thrifty Lego craft for the Lego lover in your life.

Lego head - Thrifty Lego Party Decor, #thrifty, #partydecor, #lego, #legoparty, #easydecorations, #legomovieparty, #easycraft,#thriftycraft, #quickcraft, #partyplanning

MORE Lego Party Ideas Below…

lego door - Thrifty lego party decorations, #legoparty, #lego, #party, #decorations, #thriftypartydecor

Lego Door Thrifty Lego Party Decorations

lego party decor, make your child's age out of legos, #thriftypartydecor, #legoparty, #legos, #party, #partyideas, #thriftypartyideas, #kidscrafts, #thriftycrafts

Lego Party Decor, Make Your Child’s Age Out Of Legos!

Lego Birthday candles, #LegoParty, #Lego

 Blokz Candles

Crayon Lego Figures perfect for LEGO PARTIES #LegoPartyLEGO MINIFIGURE CRAYONS 

You can take advantage of FREE Shipping on many items with Prime and get it in two days… remember you can try prime for FREE for 30 days. Try Prime for FREE!

Looking for More Online Deals? Click here for more THRIFTY DEALS. Please note that Amazon priced tend to change often so prices may be higher or lower without notice.

Leave a Comment: 0 comments

Filed Under: DIY, Thrifty Craft Ideas, Thrifty Crafts for Kids, Thrifty ways to save

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!