Dollar Store Halloween Decorations are fun and affordable like these gilded bugs on display!
I am having so much fun with dollar store Halloween decorations this year! Last year, for whatever reason I just couldn’t pull it together (we only got the table decorated). Sometimes that happens. Grace is a good thing! I can’t wait to show you how easy it is to make these gilded bugs display cases!
I am not going to name names, but I after I finished decorating with my new creations I plopped down to go through the magazines and catalogs collecting dust waiting on me and saw super similar gilded bug displays for sale…for $40-$50 a pop! Mine cost a whopping $5 max each if you count the cost of new spray paint and glue, which I already had on hand! So mine where $2-$3 each!
I decided to go a little glam this Halloween and I can’t wait to share my Halloween table next week! Today I am joining some friends to show you a few dollar store decorating ideas that prove it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to be great! Please be sure to pay a visit to the other projects highlighted at the bottom of this post! For my dollar store Halloween decorations I purchased a few plastic picture frames. I thought the scroll-y top was perfect for Halloween. I also gathered some big fake bugs, spiders and butterflies. I probably could have cleaned out my son’s room for these, but I spared his toys and got some new ones. 🙂 I picked a few different metallics to paint all the creepy crawly bugs and let them dry outside while I made boxes. I went with copper, champagne gold and a pearly white that I added a little glitter to. Glitter makes everything better.
Dollar Store Halloween Decorations Supply List for Gilded Bugs Display Cases:
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At first I was going to build wood boxes for these display cases, but decided that was just making matters harder than need so I went to my stand by project material. Cereal boxes for the win! I always have a stash on hand and you’d be shocked how much I use them! To make a box measure the back side of your picture frame and decide how deep your box needs to be to house your critters. Cut out a square plus the depth for example for an 8 X 12 box that is 1 inch deep cut out an 10X14 square. Next make four cuts, as shown in the picture, cutting a length that equals the desired depth of your box. Fold the edges up and wrap the cut flaps around the sides. Use a strong, fast drying adhesive all purpose glue to secure the box. I held mine with clothes pins until the glue was dried. Once dry, spray paint the boxes black, inside and out.
You could display these on the wall, add a base to make them stand up like on a candle stick, prop them in a plate stand. So what do you think? Easy enough? How about that price!!!? Let me know your ideas to make this project even better or a cute way to display them. Hope you have fun making silly Halloween décor! Here are some other dollar store Halloween decorations: