Time to grab up those HALLOWEEN supplies!
I knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! It feels WAY too early to be thinking about HALLOWEEN. BUT, I have discovered over the last couple of years that stores just aren’t stocking as MUCH seasonal product as they used too. ESPECIALLY seasonal CRAFT SUPPLIES!
Last year I waited and looked and waited and looked and waited and ASKED is they were coming in and waited some more for the small glittered skulls at Dollar Tree; like I used a few years ago to make these Halloween Queens:
CLICK HERE for the link to the entire post if you want the directions.
THEY NEVER DID GET ANY IN AT DT LAST YEAR!!! I was sooooooooooooooo bummed. I had passed up some paper mache ones about the same size at Michael’s; still HOPING for the already glittered ones. LESSON LEARNED! I’ve already bought a couple of the mache ones ‘just in case’ that is ALL I can find.
Earlier this week I just happened to be driving by HOME GOODS and decided to take a quick peek. ALL their fall and Halloween is out. MASSIVE QUANTITIES of it. And look what I found. And just slightly more than the DT price!
This tube of NINE of them was $9.99. I wasn’t too keen on the COLORS they had to offer. WISH I could have found ALL black ones. But they were all mixed colors like this; red/black and orange/black. No whited or metallics. Oh well! At least Iv;e got some to work with. And I’m sure I can make that turquoise ‘go with something’. hehe
Now to decide what I want to do with them this year?!?!
It’s really been TOO HOT to do much of anything the last 2 weeks. I’ve mostly been doing ‘prep work’. Things like folding paper for paper rosettes for Christmas ornaments; cutting cardboard boxes to size and gluing them together for crowns (covered with vintage sheet music) stuff like that. THEN when I’m REALLY in the mood to craft, I can go full speed ahead on the creativity part.
What are YOU working on these days?