Wednesday, October 29, 2014

simple DIY halloween costumes starring your favorite pair of blue jeans!

Looking for a simple DIY Halloween costume? And get to wear your favorite pair of jeans? We have 7 easy peasy ideas for you! (Bonus: if you have Halloween dress up days at work, here is your excuse to wear jeans!)

Be a Blue Jeans Wearing Biker:

Be a Blue Jeans Wearing Cowboy or Cowgirl:
Be a Blue Jeans Wearing Farmer:
Family Farm
Be a Blue Jeans Wearing Zombie Hippie (or skip the blood and just be a hippie):
Be a Blue Jeans Wearing Dude from the 50's:

Be a Blues Jeans Wearing Scarecrow:
Be a Blue Jeans Wearing Lumberjack:
Paul Bunyan Halloween costumes complete with Babe the Blue Ox dog costume
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Happy Halloween and Happy Treasure Hunting!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Looking for Not So Scary Halloween Decor?

Halloween is great fun...but sometimes it seems to be getting a little bit over the top scary out there! If you are looking to keep the fun in Halloween decorating and skip the horror, then enjoy these not so scary ideas we have gathered. All of these ideas feature items you can treasure hunt for at your local Goodwill!

Transform a pine cone Christmas wreath into a monster Halloween wreath:
A little green spray paint, ping pong balls and some scrap paper and you have a not so scary monster wreath to greet your trick or treaters! Visit for all the details.

Candy Corn Buds.  Spray paint a thrifted container black to make this sweet piece. Find more candy corn decor ideas at
What little girl (or grown up girl!) is not enchanted with the movie Frozen? We love this not scary at all - but just beautiful "Frozen" pumpkin featured on! Look for a tiara at the thrift store if you don't already have one in a dress up box.
                          Disney Elsa Pumpkin Tutorial

     How about this fun and simple Halloween Wall art? filled frames with art she created on PhotoShop. Her frames are from the dollar store, but you could also look for interesting and inexpensive frames at Goodwill.
                 Halloween wall art

Okay - real spiders crawling on the wall - that would be scary! But not these fun DIY spider plates. (and just to make them even less scary - can we suggest a little glitter on their hairy legs?)  Click on for all of the details.
                 Transform mismatched plates from the thrift store into creepy crawly Halloween wall decor in minutes!
Feeling lucky? Visit our Pinterest Page
or our Halloween costume page on our website to find out how you could win a Galaxy Tab 4 this Halloween!

Happy Not So Scary Treasure Hunting!