Hey Y'all! I have partnered with several very talented home décor and DIY blogger friends for a fun challenge!
To create and/or style a space for Fall/Halloween with a budget limit of $15 ….. and the items needed to be on clearance! We had the freedom to alter and repurpose, as well as shop our homes to use what we already have.
Woop! Woop! You know I was most definitely up for this challenge! There's nothing I love more than saving money and creating something beautiful. I wholeheartedly believe pretty spaces don't need to cost a pretty penny - just needs a bit of imagination and creativity. So I decided to push myself to spend as little as possible.
Here's what I spent:
- Witch's broom on clearance for $3
- Floral bouquet on clearance for $5
Here's what I had to work with:
- Lace remnants my sweet little sister picked up at an estate sale a year ago
- my tools (hot glue gun & Leatherman)
- Fall & Halloween décor that I already had been collecting over the past few years
Here's what I did:
*** time lapse video***
I clipped apart the blooms from the bouquet with my Leatherman (one of the best gifts from my Hubby … besides my bright pink Snap-On tools). I just played around with the placement of the blooms and hot glued away. I'm definitely an amateur florist and don't follow any rules in particular, except for what my eyes find pleasing.
Next, I hand ripped ribbons of lace. I wrapped the soft peach colored lace several times around the upper part of the broom straws (I'm not sure what that part's called lol ). Then I rolled the black lace tightly and wrapped it around the peach colored lace in a criss cross fashion.
For that finishing touch, I wrapped twine several times around the very top of the lace that meets up with the broomstick handle.
….. but wait ….there's more! Its time for the styling part of the challenge! Yippee!
I added the broom to hang out by a cart in my dining space. It could be hung on a front door as a wreath ( a fun, folkloric belief about brooms is that they were used to keep away bad spirits and negativity when hung on a doorway - how cool is that?! ). Or simply use the broom to accent a pretty pumpkin vignette.
Thank you so very kindly for staying for a "spell" lol!
I hope y 'all have found yourselves "bewitched" (ha! ha! ha! I couldn't help myself) to go and venture on over to visit my lovely friends' blogs to see what beauty they have created!