(Please excuse the horrible lighting in the pictures. It is rainy and overcast here today and I don't have the benefit of any natural light.)
This witch sillouhette comes from a new blog Melissa introduced me to -
Lovin' the Shakespeare quote...
I just typed it in Microsoft Word and added a little clip art witch's hat. Then I cut it out and put it in a frame I already had. So easy and I think it was a nice finishing touch.
Notice the plastic fly taped to the cloche?
Love it. It just adds to the spook factor.
So here is the breakdown:
The witch silouhette was made using things I had on hand.
I also had the silver platter (Goodwill), black candleholder (Savers, spray painted black), Alfred Hitchcock book underneath the skull (Goodwill), small black frame, and cloche (Hobby Lobby).
Things I purchased from Dollar Tree to pull the display together:
black, tattered cloth covering the bookcase - $1
glittery skull - $1
candleholder underneath the skull - $1
black crow - $1
plastic, orange and black spiders, snakes, and bugs - $1
orange pillar candle (purchased at a garage sale last weekend) - 50 cents
I wrapped the candle with scrapbook paper and ribbon I already had on hand
Grand total = $5.50 + tax
Definitely Under $10 and put together in under 1 hour.
You could still pull off this look on the cheap,
even if you didn't have some of the things I had on hand.
Dollar Tree has silver platters for $1
a glass vase from Dollar Tree for $1,
like the one I used to make hurricane candleholders
could serve as a cloche over the skull
Also, the Dollar Tree hurricanes could replace the candleholder
I used in the display for $2.
Dollar tree has a large assortment of picture frames you could use to hold a spooky Halloween quote - $1
Your total with these items added would be right at $10.