I’m so thrilled to announce that I’ve partnered with Lowe’s and am now an official Lowe’s Creative Ideas “Creator & Influencer”! As part of this blog ambassadorship, I’ll be sharing some cool project ideas and have a few great giveaways for YOU! 🙂
So, with Halloween right around the corner, we’re kicking things off with two easy and inexpensive DIY Halloween decor ideas (with materials from Lowe’s, of course)! To start off, I checked out the Lowe’s Creative Ideas site to see what fun Halloween ideas were posted there! A few things caught my eye right away! In keeping with the spider theme we sort of have going on, I loved the giant spider web here and the giant light up spider! (And, we ended up buying that giant light up spider on our trip to Lowe’s!)But then, I saw this giant spider web idea (which reminded be of the train tracks from the boys’ birthday party) made with friction/electrical tape! So cool! So, we had to pick up a big package of the tape at Lowe’s. Now, we just need to figure out where to put it for our party this weekend! I was loving all these creative ideas and so we headed off to Lowe’s to pick up some supplies for our own Halloween DIY decor ideas!
DIY Spooky Halloween Tree
Our spooky Halloween tree project was actually inspired by a little weekend yard work. We were cutting down some branches from a tree and they just had that perfect “spooky” look about them–perfect for a Halloween tree. Even Big Brother thought so! It was such an easy project with few supplies!
– 5 gallon bucket
– black trash bag
– various sized branches
– 2-3 cans Rust-Oleum Black Metallic spray paint
– rock, floral foam, or something to weigh down the branches
– spider webbing & plastic spiders (or other Halloween decor of your choice)
– Place the bucket inside the black trash bag. Fold the top of the trash bag down into the bucket–use a little tape to secure. Also, tape down the corners of the trash bag to the underneath side of the bucket.
– Fill bucket with rock or other materials to hold the branches in place.
– Arrange branches into the bucket.
DIY Spooky Spider Wreath
The spider wreath is even easier and cheaper than the spooky tree! And, it’s a quick project too! You’ll have NO problem getting this done before Halloween!
– 1 6-ft. tube of pipe insulation (less than $1.50 at my Lowe’s!!)
– X-ACTO knife
– duct tape & friction tape
– spider webbing
– plastic spiders
– First up, make your wreath form. You’ll start by cutting the pipe insulation just under the half way point.
– Connect the ends with duct tape. Then, cover the duct tape with friction tape. (Friction tape is similar to electrical tape, but normally used for hockey sticks, baseball bats, etc. and has a slightly sticky feel to it.)
– Wrap the wreath form with spider webbing–making sure to bring some across the open circle. Little pieces of friction tape and/or straight pins, will help hold the webbing in place.
– Once you have the webbing the way you like, cut any remaining webbing off, decorate with spiders, and add a ribbon to the top. Then, you have your own spooky spider wreath!
Now, how would you like to do a little Lowe’s shopping for your own DIY projects?!
Lowe’s is giving one lucky Mom Endeavors reader a $50 gift card!!!
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1. Just leave a comment telling me what DIY projects you’ve done for Halloween or what DIY projects you’re wanting to do in the next couple of months!
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Giveaway will end on October 31st, 2011 at 10pm PST. Winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org and be notified via email (winner will also be posted on this post). They will have 24 hours to claim their prize.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network and I received Lowe’s gift cards to complete my projects. As always, all opinions and experiences are my own.