{Halloween} Cheap Arrangement

I’m not the type that has crates of decorations for every season. Mostly because I don’t have the storage for it, but also because I prefer more original decor. (Christmas is a different story, I find space for those decorations!)

It’s also fun to create things when you have kids. However, this project did make me question what’s left of my sanity….I mean, spray painting sticks?!?!


We gathered the sticks from our neglected side yard, gave them a quick shot of flat black spray paint, then arranged them in an old bucket I found in the pool shed.


Throw in a skull head from the Dollar Store, and a black tulle bow, and you have a fun, cheap, creative Halloween arrangement. (And you tricked your kids into cleaning up the yard! muahahahaha!!)


I’m using it on my porch (I’ll show you the full, completed porch Friday).
What is the craziest thing you ever painted? Do you have any favorite cheap Halloween projects?

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  1. Lanie Craig wrote:

    neat idea….Ashlyn did all our decorating this year all by herself:)

    Posted 10.6.10 Reply
  2. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Great idea, and super cheap too!

    Posted 10.6.10 Reply
  3. Jen wrote:

    I don't have any ideas but girl, I'm lovin' this one!! I have a tree right outside my window that's calling my name 😉

    Posted 10.6.10 Reply
  4. I love it! And I'm all about putting those kids to work thru trickery! lol

    New follower!

    Posted 10.6.10 Reply
  5. i don't paint projects… i just have a compulsive disorder that compels me to repaint rooms in my house all.the.time… i'm ridiculous!

    this is super cute… good job!

    Posted 10.6.10 Reply
  6. Now that is cute! I'm not big on halloween stuff or skulls, but for some odd reason this works. 🙂

    Posted 10.7.10 Reply
  7. That is a Halloween decoration I could actually live with! Most of them are so cheesy, but I really like this. Extra nice that you tricked your kids into cleaning up…bwahaha!

    Posted 10.7.10 Reply
  8. This looks very cool Cassy. The kids are gonna love coming to your house on Halloween. My Halloween decor is sorely lacking- I only have a giant spider (like 4 feet wide) that I found at Pier 1- but nothing to go with him!

    Posted 10.7.10 Reply
  9. Cricket wrote:

    I LOVE IT!!! I hope you don't mind but I will have one of those on my porch by tomorrow…LOL

    Posted 10.9.10 Reply
  10. -Kasey wrote:

    Thats a very cute idea and very simple! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 10.11.10 Reply
  11. Cheap??.. well, I suppose maybe.. But I LOVE the idea!!! Love how he's ready to greet all who dare to enter!! muah-hahahahahahaha!! ~tina

    Posted 10.11.10 Reply
  12. ha, i love it!! If i had a porch, i'd copy this in a flash!


    Posted 10.12.10 Reply
  13. It's spooktacular!!!

    Posted 10.12.10 Reply
  14. Super cute! Love it- I saw those heads at the dollar store- creepy!!! Great job! 🙂

    Posted 10.12.10 Reply
  15. Super cute! Love decorating on the cheap- I raided our yard waste bags too to decorate our porch- similar idea : ) You can check it out here- Simply Cottage Love's Porch posts

    Posted 10.5.11 Reply