Halloween Dollar Store Craft: Clever Cupcake Cup Owls

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Let’s face it: the owl craze is not going anywhere anytime soon.  This Halloween season don’t try to beat them,  join them with these DIY Clever Cupcake Cup Owls.

Easy to make and inexpensive too, these owls are sure to be a hoot of a time creating and add some real charm to your Halloween décor. Plus, kids will even enjoy this craft too. So why not gather them around the table and see how easy it is to create these Clever Cupcake Cup Owls?

Supplies Needed:
Assorted cupcake cups
Construction paper
Scissors
Glue

Don’t you love it when a craft only requires a handful of supplies like this one?

Directions:
1. First you will want to compose the body of the owl. To do this, pick 4-5 cups that you are going to loosely stack on top of each other.
2. To create the body, place each of the 4-5 cups on top of each other. You can either glue them in place as is, or add a small wadded up piece of paper in between each layer to create some height.
3. Next, let’s make some wings. To do this you want to either fold two cups in half creating a half moon, or fold them in half and then in half again to create more of a triangle shape. The choice is yours. Use a generous dab of glue to adhere the wings to the side of the body.
4. For your owl’s face, this is where the construction paper comes into place. Make two large circles for eyes and two smaller ones for pupils. You can also cut a simple triangle for a nose. Attach the pieces with glue to the front of your owl.
5. Lastly you are going to need some ears. You can either bend the cupcake cup as mentioned above into a triangle, or you can cut triangle ears from your construction paper. Glue into place.

Your owl is now all ready to be displayed. Prop him on a bookshelf or even your office desk. Kids will love showing their off and perhaps even giving them as gifts. Either way, these little guys are the perfect Halloween craft for anyone who loves owls and loves saving money! Give it a try!

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have scissors & glue.  You might even have construction paper on hand too)

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Halloween Dollar Store Craft: Charming Cupcake Party Lights

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It’s not a party without twinkle lights, which is why this DIY project for Charming Cupcake Party Lights should be on your to do list.  These lights are so simple to make, yet they will look like something you picked up at a specialty shop. In no time flat you can have your very own custom Halloween party lights to light up the night and add some ghostly glow to your evening.

Supplies Needed:
Cupcake cups, regular size
Cupcake cups, small size
Hole punch or pencil
Strand of orange or regular twinkle lights

Directions:
1. To begin, take a hole punch or sharp pencil and poke a hole into the center of each cupcake cup.
2. You want the decoration on the cup to be displayed well, so in order for this to happy turn each cup inside out.
3. Now, you can begin stringing the cupcake cups on the light strand. Dollar Tree also sells orange light strands for just $1 as well, so if you do not have one on hand you can grab one there. To put the cups on, start by sliding a large cup over the bulb so the bulb comes through the hole you punched.
4. Add an extra layer of design by then stacking one of the smaller cups on top of the larger one you just placed on. It will almost have a flower effect.
5. You can now choose to ruffle your cupcake cups up a bit or even make small snips to them with scissors to give them a shabbied look. The choice is all yours of course, just get creative and do what works for you.

Once your cups are all in place all you need to do is plug your light strand in. That’s it! Your room will be glowing with the site of the season and just think…you made it all by yourself!

Note: Do NOT leave these on when you aren’t home or are asleep.  You do have lights near paper and could be a fire hazard if unattended!

Total Cost = $3
(assuming you already have a hole punch)

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Halloween Candy Deals 9/29 – 10/5

Halloween Candy Deals

Thanks to Cincy Shopper for providing our weekly Halloween Candy Deal Round-up!

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Dollar General

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CVS

GET $2 ECBS WYB 2 PARTICIPATING FUN SIZE CANDY, LIMIT 1
 
GET $2 ECBS WYB 3 PARTICIPATING HERSHEY'S OR TWIZZLERS ITEMS, LIMIT 1
 
 
GET $3 ECBS WYB $10 IN PARTICIPATING CANDY, LIMIT 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GET $5 ECBS WYB $20 IN PARTICIPATING P&G OR MARS ITEMS, LIMIT 2
 

Rite Aid

BUY $10 IN PARTICIPATING CANDY PRODUCTS, GET $3 + UP, LIMIT 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Target

GET $5 GIFT CARD WYB 2 PARTICIPATING BAGGED CANDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Walgreens

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kroger

BUY 4 PARTICIPATING ITEMS, GET $4 OFF INSTANTLY
 

Meijer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Family Dollar

 

Walmart

 
 

Amazon

 
 
 
 
 

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Dollar Store Halloween Crafts: Cutesy Cupcake Cup Bunting Banner

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Who doesn’t love a fun party bunting banner? When you whip up this banner you will have an instant party on your hands. Drape it from your mantel or entryway for an instant pop of color and charm. It is the perfect decorative item if you are short on space and cash.

Supplies Needed:
Cupcake cups in Various sizes, colors
Ribbon or string
Craft glue. A glue stick is perfect for this job if you have one on hand!

Directions:
1. First, you will want to decide what type of pattern you want to make with your cups. Do you want an AB pattern? Or do you want to switch it up a little more and do something more complicated? Either way, lay out your cups to reflect this pattern.
2. Next, fold each cup in half and press it flat. You will want to create almost a clam shell shape with each cup.
3. Cut the string or ribbon of your choice to the length of your choice. The length of course will depend on how much space you need for this banner to cover.
4. Now, run the string through each fold in a way so that the cupcake cup is hanging over the string.
5. The cupcake cup will now need to be secured into place, as you don’t want it falling off the string. To do this, simply add a dab of glue to the flap of paper and press together firmly.

There you have it! Once your cupcake cups are dry you can now string your banner up wherever you see fit. It is the perfect Halloween look for less.

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have a glue stick or craft glue)

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7 Easy Halloween Crafts

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The Mavens of Money have come together again to bring you a round-up of our best Halloween Crafts.  These are all simple crafts you can use to decorate your home for Halloween.  Best still, most of these can be done with your kids!

  1. How to Make a Rag Wreath by A Frugal Chick
  2. Frankenstein Monster Box by Coupons are Great
  3. DIY Halloween Marquee Letters by Madame Deals
  4. Toilet Paper Pumpkin Decor by Mom on Dealz
  5. Handprint Pumpkin Craft by Saving Toward a Better Life
  6. Spooky Sparkle Spiders by The Coupon Challenge
  7. DIY Glow in the Dark Skeleton Halloween Shirt by This Mama Loves

If you missed it, take a look at our Apple Round-up for more Fall ideas!

The Mavens of Money group is comprised of 11 bloggers: MadameDeals | The Coupon Challenge | Mom On Dealz | Coupons are Great | This Mama Loves | A Frugal Chick | The Centsible Family | Stretching Your Budget | Penny Filled Pantry | Freebie Spot | Saving Toward Better Life

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Dollar Store Halloween DIY: 4 Spooky Crafts

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The Dollar Tree is a great place to buy craft supplies when you’re on a budget.  You can make super cute projects for only a few dollars, and they are easy enough to get the kids involved!

Below are 4 awesome DIY Dollar Store Halloween Crafts:

  1. Spooky Straws Craft
  2. Creepy Candle Holder
  3. Spooky Sparkle Spiders
  4. Going Batty Bat Banner

What’s your favorite Halloween Craft?

Keep an eye on the Dollar Store DIY page for more crafty ideas!

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*High Value* $2/1 any Mars Halloween Variety Bag Coupon

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There is a high value candy coupon available that I suggest printing NOW!

$2/1 any Mars Halloween Variety Bag (34.5 oz or larger) coupon

This will likely go fast.  It will pair nicely with all the Halloween Candy Deals starting to pop-up.  Don’t forget you can print 2 per computer.

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Halloween Candy Deals 9/22 – 9/28

Halloween Candy Deals

Thanks to Cincy Shopper for providing our weekly Halloween Candy Deal Round-up!

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CVS

GET $1 ECB WYB 2 PARTICIPATING CANDY ITEMS, LIMIT 1
 
 
GET $10 ECBS WYB $30 IN SELECT COKE PRODUCTS AND GOLD EMBLEM ITEMS, LIMIT 1
 
GET $3 ECBS WYB $10 IN PARTICIPATING CANDY ITEMS, LIMIT 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rite Aid

BUY 1 PARTICIPATING CANDY BAR VARIETY PACK, GET $1 +UP, LIMIT 4
 
 
 
BUY 2 PARTICIPATING FUN SIZE OR SNACK SIZE CANDY PRODUCTS, GET $1 +UP, LIMIT 4
 
BUY 2 PARTICIPATING M&M'S MEDIUM BAGS, GET $1 +UP, LIMIT 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Target

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Walgreens

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kroger

BUY 4 PARTICIPATING ITEMS, GET $4 OFF INSTANTLY
 
 

Meijer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remke biggs

 
 
 

Amazon

 
 
 
 
 

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10 Pleasing Pumpkin Recipes for Autumn

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When fall rolls around we enjoy the splendor of the fall leaves, the smell of wood burning in fireplaces,  and the bright orange gourds known as pumpkins.   Traditionally speaking, we associated the pumpkin with Halloween; however, more people are learning  that pumpkin is not only for chasing the bad spirits away, but for cooking and baking as well.

Here are some pumpkin recipes that I hope you enjoy!

  1. Super Quick Pumpkin Dip

  2. Apple Brown Betty

  3. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

  4. Pumpkin Bread

  5. Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti

  6. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  7. Pumpkin Bread Pudding

  8. Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes

  9. Pumpkin Fudge

  10. Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Try some or all of these pumpkin recipes to discover which one will be your favorite!

You might also like my Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe!

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Dollar Store DIY: Going Batty Bat Banner

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Do you have an empty mantel or entryway that could use some sprucing up?

If you are looking for a way to add some Halloween charm to your home for less, this Going Batty Bat Banner is perfect. It only takes minutes to make, and you can create one for around $2. All you need to do is make a quick trip to your local dollar store and you are ready to roll.

Take a peek below at how you too can go batty and create this fun Going Batty Bat Banner!

Supplies Needed:
Package of black bat cut outs
Halloween Ribbon
Hot glue and glue gun
Scissors

All of the above items can be found at your local Dollar Tree store. Just look in the Halloween décor aisles and craft supply aisle.

Directions:
1. You will want to begin by measuring out about 3 feet of ribbon. Cut. You may alter this length based on the size banner you want to make.
2. Lay out the bat cut outs. You will notice there are three different varieties. You now need to decide what pattern you want to place your bats in.
3. Once you decide, it is time to start gluing. Place a dab of glue on the back of each bat and press it firmly to the ribbon. You can angle the bats if you wish for a flying look!
4. When your bats are dry, you can now hang the banner any place you wish. These banners look cute draped on mantels, in doorways, or even just on the wall. A little piece of tape or a push pin is all you need to secure it.

This dollar store DIY project is so easy, even the kiddos can get in on the action and help you. It is a simple and inexpensive craft that is perfect for giving your home a little extra spookiness for less. So head to your Dollar Tree store and grab the supplies you need to get crafting!

Total Cost = $2
(assuming you already have a glue gun w/ glue sticks)

See more Dollar Store DIY Crafts to help decorate your home for Halloween for less!

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