Welcome to the first installment of Money Saving Monday! We are excited to share tips and advice from around the web with today’s theme, Halloween. From homemade costumes and inexpensive crafts to frugal Halloween treats, we’re excited to see how you celebrate October on a budget. The current Family Fun magazine shared a cute reader tip for turning a brown patch of ornamental grass into a witch’s broom just by gathering the top to tie around a long stick. There are several more fun, frugal ideas on their website.
I’m sharing my own favorite frugal Halloween ideas at Mom’s Marbles this week. Of course, one of my all time favorite money-saving tips is to choose items that are reusable, not disposable. That applies to holidays as well! I purchased a craft pumpkin for only $10. It makes all the effort on intricate designs a lot more worthwhile if I can display it year after year. Plus, at around twice the cost of a real pumpkin, it pays for itself after just 2 Halloweens. (Just don’t give it to your 2-year-old, unless you prefer Tow Mater to be eyeless.)