Spooky Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Banner! DIY
Author: Alix Adams

Jack-O'-Lantern BannerSometimes in life we have to make hard choices, like: Do I carve my pumpkin to look like a ghost face, a vampire, or the traditional Jack-O’-Lantern face? Tough decisions, tough decisions. The good news is, with this DIY Jack-O’-Lantern Banner you can have them all! Instead of carving a pumpkin, you can paint little pumpkin faces that will spook-ify any space in your home for cheap! Here is how…


Jack-O'-Lantern Banner

– Twine, string, or yarn. I went with some super adorable gray and white baker’s twine.

– 10-15 triangles cut from cheap black fabric. I found some fabric on sale for $1.50/yard (double fist pump!). The triangles are cut to 6″ on each side.

– Craft paint and paint brush

– Sewing machine or needle and thread

Step 1:

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Get into the Halloween spirit with a paintbrush in hand. When I painted my Jack-O’-Lantern faces I tried to keep it simple-triangles eyes, circle mouths, square bucked teeth. All very cute, but more importantly easy to paint.

Step 2:

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Make Cute Jute Twine Containers for Only $2.50
Author: Haeley Giambalvo

jute twine diy

Here is a simple DIY that every thrifty person should have in their arsenal. It uses jute twine that you can buy a roll of it for $2.50 at the craft store (or even better, use a 50% off coupon to purchase it – most craft stores offer them regularly!). One roll of twine has lasted me for a couple years. The best part – the uses for it around the home are endless. I often use twine for garlands and gift wrapping, but you can also use it to make some cool home decor pieces. Check out these jute wrapped storage containers I made for literally pennies and in under an hour a piece!

With a little jute and some hot glue I transformed some hot cocoa tins into great storage containers for craft supplies, kitchen utensils, toiletries, etc. You can decorate them with a little craft paint for an added touch. Here’s all you need to make them:

  • Empty, clean tin cans (from soup, coffee, hot cocoa, etc.)
  • Jute twine
  • Hot glue
  • (Optional) Acrylic craft paint, foam brush, painter’s tape and/or cardboard stencils

How To Make Cute Jute Twine Containers for Only $2.50…

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