Penny-pinching Halloween Tricks and Treats

Getting ready for Halloween doesn’t have to be tricky. Bits and scraps combined creatively can yield fun little treats, like this serving bowl.  I picked it up for a dollar and decorated it with rick rack and black cats cut out of felt.

These craft store cat wood cut-outs were painted with black chalkboard paint and colorful acrylics. The guests names are printed with colored chalk.

 These silly old cats were made of a recycled pair of my husband’s old black pants, some stuffing, a few buttons and scraps of fabric. 
They serve double duty as decorations and as targets for the black cat knock-off game.

You’ll find complete instruction for these and other 
money-saving projects like the rag garland (below) in 
A Harvest and Halloween Handbook
eBook available from Barnes and and

For more Halloween treats, 
please join Kim Power Stilson and me on the 
TalkWorthy show on BYU Sirius Radio 143
October 31st at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Thank you to the UK publication, The Guardian, for including my comment about about replacing witches with Mother Goose for young children at Halloween!