Frugal Halloween Tips and Tricks

It’s been a fun and exciting week around here! Tuesday morning, I visited 69 News at Sunrise to demo a few Halloween crafts and some fun Autumn active play ideas for the kiddos. Eve and I had SO much FUN!! In case you missed the segments, you can view them here.

If you’re looking for some last-minute costume ideas (who isn’t??), check out Halloween Costumes: Cheap Tricks for Last Minute Moms where I list a few ideas for costumes using items most households already have on hand! (Special thanks to Sarah for the interview!)

I was also SO happy to see so many of you enjoying the Owl Family Play Set craft!!!! They are all so adorable!!! Here are just a few examples…

From It’s Not All Mary Poppins….

From Whisky Jac….

….and lastly, this one is from Smithical! SO cute!!

If you’ve made any fun Halloween crafts, please share your ideas with us! Feel free to link up in the comments section.


  1. How exciting that you get to share your tips and tricks with moms who don’t read your terrific blog. And look at all those cute owls – each one is as unique as the family it comes from.

  2. How cute are all those owls! What fun to see everyone’s take on the craft.

  3. We have been doing a bunch of Halloween and fall crafts this last week. Some are inspired by you! Please check it out. Thanks!

    • Wow!! You have been SO busy — I LOVE that you guys did the leave prints with the toilet paper rolls! Yay!!! And the candy corn craft is super-cute too! xoxo

  4. You have been busy. So happy to hear that other people are recognizing your craftiness. Love Clara’s little red riding hood cape.

    • Awww… thanks, Anna! I love seeing all the different versions — gives me such a warm and fuzzy feeling. πŸ™‚

  5. Fantastic! I love all of the little owls.

  6. πŸ™‚ we loved those owls, and it’ll be especially nice when my kiddo can make them more her own. She got out some markers and peeled off the eyes and noses and coloured on them after the initial surprise wore off.
    once again, you’ve got a great site here – i come back often to check out new ideas!

    • LOL How cute!! I love that she was able to get in on some of the crafty fun, and I’m SO happy to hear you’re enjoying FFFB! xoxo

  7. ahhhh!!! i am honored to have you post a picture of our owl family! πŸ™‚ they are still here (missing an eye or two), but we love owls here! thanks again for the creative idea! ~liz

  8. I love the owls…they are on our list to try. My daughter is a Junior ornithologist and sleeps with her snowy owl every night *lol*!

    I’ve shared some of my pumpkin posts on your pumpkin round-up…

    We also made this spider with a web:

    And these bats:

    I think we may try your owls tomorrow!

  9. Love this! Wanted to let you know that I’ve linked back here on my “This & That Thursday” post. Hope you’re having a great day!

  10. I really like the little owls, we may try them out tomorrow… we have also been trying out some Halloween crafts.

  11. We’ve done so many crafts for Halloween this year, it’s been amazing!

    The owl families are so cute!

    • You guys have been crafting up a storm over there!! Very cool, and it always looks like the kiddos are having so much fun!

  12. Soo cute!

    I have some frugal/recycling halloween crafts on my blog too:


  13. Thanks for the link! And, more importantly, thanks for all the great craft and activity ideas. You’re one of my top three inspirational blogs, and I’m thrilled to be cited!

    • That’s fantastic — thank you SO much!! I was SO happy to see your owls. It totally made my day! πŸ˜€

  14. First time here , n i totally love ur space … such lovely creations glued me to my computer for a longggg time !!!

    – Smita
    (fun food for little eaters)

  15. Hi there! Stopping over from life as mom. Those owls are super cute! We may do them for a fall craft! We’ve been doing quite a few fun & frugal Halloween crafts of our own lately, like these bats:
    these spiders:
    and this build a jack ‘o lantern:
    Thanks for the cute ideas and link ups! πŸ™‚

  16. With the help of some pipe cleaners, our lil pumpkins turned into a funny craft! They’re having a marshmallow roast!

  17. i made the owls also. I didn’t have any googley eyes so I used the white reinforcement labels for holes. And then filled the inside in with black marker. I also made a little more scenery, I did the tree and moon one but also made them a dining table and a boat seen on the water. I used some paper from a wallpaper book that looks almost like feathers for their feathers. then I coated all with Mod-Podge. Thanks for the ideas!

    • WOW!!! Those sound amazing!! I’m SO happy you did this, and I love the idea of the reinforcement labels for eyes — brilliant! πŸ˜€

  18. We made jack o’lantern pizza too. That was an awesome craft!


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