I partnered with Dollar Tree to show you how to make your Halloween spookily fun! Regardless, all opinions are my own.
Halloween: It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Being a mom of two boys, there are just so many creative projects to do and so much fun to be had. Starting in late September, we begin transforming our home with all types of spooky crafts and spending extra time together coming up with ideas that will outdo the past year. In fact, each and every weekend we try to come up with a new craft or project that will bring Halloween to life in our home and help us spread the spooky cheer.
This year though, I was in need of some new ideas and inspiration. Many of my decorations seemed a little flat and I needed a way to turn kid-friendly crafts into perfectly spooky decor. Thankfully, since I’m a member of a fun loyalty program, Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club, I had the inside track to fabulous crafts, recipes, decor and frugal fun ideas for the Halloween season! And the best part? The projects could be made with amazingly affordable Dollar Tree items that cost only $1 every single day! Excited yet? I know I was and just to show you how amazing Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club ideas are, I had to share with you an adorably cute craft that my littlest and I put together just this past weekend.
With him being almost four, I’m trying to keep the crafts a little spooky and a lot of fun so when I saw the super cute “Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet” craft idea featured at Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club, I knew that I had found the perfect way to incorporate the Halloween fun into our decor in a way that would also help me remember my sweet little boy’s growing feet in the years to come. Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m in love with baby feet (and yes, I totally still think of my little guy as my baby). However, his feet are growing so quickly that pretty soon, they won’t fit on a page. So, in order to really create a memory that I can display forever, I got to work turning his sweet little feet into a perfect wall hanging to welcome family and ghouls alike this Halloween.
I started by creating the craft featured on Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers Club. Be sure to check it out to get started on your own project. Since it had been suggested as a piece of art, I decided to take things one step further and turn the craft into a framed wall hanging. Once we had followed the Value Seekers Club instructions, we had an absolutely adorable (yet still perfectly spooky) piece of art!
But of course I couldn’t simply hang it on the wall as it was. So I scratched my head and then I got a little creative! I just happened to have an old wooden frame laying around. It was already finished so I put a thin coat of black paint on it to give it an old and rustic feel. *Crafting tip: Painting an already finished frame will help you achieve a spooky feel. The paint will only stick to parts of the frame, causing it to look like your frame has endured years of wear and tear which is perfect for Halloween! *
Once the frame was dry, I placed my Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club craft inside and put the frame back together to both secure and protect our precious creation.
Then all that was left was to find the perfect place to hang it!
Now, isn’t that just the cutest way ever to display precious little feet in a spooky way? But wait! The fun doesn’t stop with this great wall hanging. Because you can use this same tutorial to create cards, gifts and even custom Halloween treat bags that your kiddos will adore (and psst, these fabulous bags are 2 for $1 at Dollar Tree right now!).
Now that you’ve seen how perfect Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club crafts are for Halloween, are you ready and inspired to start the Halloween fun in your own home? I can tell you that fun and fabulous Halloween recipes, crafts, decor and more start with a visit to Dollar Tree!
But before you go running out the door to discover great items that are only $1 each, be sure to sign up for the FREE Value Seekers Club where you’ll find October’s spooky fun tutorials like the one I used for the craft above as well as members-only contests, give exclusive product sneak peeks, and offers first-to-by opportunities! Sign up here to become a member and discover great, affordable ways to make your Halloween truly spectacular!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dollar Tree via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine.