Making Halloween Crafts on a Budget

I have a daughter in her early teaching years and I seem to find myself always looking for things she can make with her students on a budget. Here’s my adventure.

My plan this Halloween season was to find different ways to make ghosts. Pinterest is still new and scary for me, but after a little research, there are a few ghosts I think would go over well. They all look so easy when you see the finished project online but I already had my doubts as I began.

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How Self Storage can help during a new build or a renovation

Is it time to add a little sparkle to your home? Are you planning to renovate? Homeowners plan to do some sort of renovations in their life time.

Doesn’t everyone dream about getting a fresh new look.  When it comes to renovation, we don’t talk about the stress that goes with it. We don’t talk about – the mess, people coming and going and where are we going to put everything. Regardless of what is being redone we can make your renovations a breeze.  Nobody ever thinks about self storage. Don’t we just throw it in the other room and figure it out later? Read More

Sprucing Up Your Man Cave

According to Wikipedia, a Man Cave is “a male retreat or sanctuary in a home, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement”.

A man cave doesn’t have to bring thoughts of dark, smelly, t.v. watching, feet up types of space. Many men put such effort into their space, filling it with ideas that would make others drool. Read More

Holiday Storage Hacks

It’s that time of year again when we are faced with the task of taking down the Christmas decorations. If you dealt with a tangle of lights and tinsel garland when you put up the Christmas tree read on and save yourself from this holiday headache next year.

Retail stores offer all kinds of Christmas storage devices that work wonderfully, but these also come with a hefty price. At the Storage Group we have dedicated some of our blogs to repurposing other items to get the same effect without the expense. Here are some of my decoration storage hacks.

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Halloween Crafting on a Budget

I have a daughter in her early teaching years and I seem to find myself always looking for things she can make with her students on a budget. Here’s my adventure.

My plan this Halloween season was to find different ways to make ghosts. Pinterest is still new and scary for me, but after a little research, there are a few ghosts I think would go over well. They all look so easy when you see the finished project online but I already had my doubts as I began.

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Halloween Favourites

Halloween is coming! Here are six fun foods/decorations that you can create at home for your spooky night!

1. Frankencups-These cute little desserts are great for a Halloween party for all ages. Use one vanilla pudding packet (for 9oz. cups) with green food coloring to tint, draw Frankenstein faces on your plastic cups and finish them off by crushing up Oreo cookies on top. The picture below used 4 packages of vanilla pudding; it makes about six 14 oz. cups.

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2. Spooky Eye Rolls- Perfect to hide in trees for some spooky fun! Cut two holes in a toilet paper roll for eyes. We recommend drawing them out first before cutting, this way you can get the design you want. Then, place a cracked glow stick inside, duct tape the outsides of the roll and away you go! You can place these little things in a tree or on your deck.

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3. Milk Jug Ghosts- Save your milk jugs and this will save your yard from smashed pumpkins! Take a milk jug and draw any ghost face you wish on the face of the jug with a black permanent marker. Cut a partial hole from the other side and insert a string of white Christmas lights. You can make a single ghost or a string of ghosts using a longer set of lights. Just plug them in and voila! You can also use flameless tea lights from your local Dollar Store instead of Christmas lights; it will give your ghost an orange glow like the one below.

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4. Painted Jar Luminaries- If you’re more artsy you can take an empty jar and paint it with your favourite Halloween images. Then light it up using a tea light candle or a flame-less tea light. This do-it-yourself project is great for a centerpiece or in a window!

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5. Candy Corn Dessert Cup- Looking for something delicious this Halloween season without eating candy? This Candy Corn Dessert Cup is perfect for just that. Take ¼ cup of canned pineapple bits, ¼ cup of fresh or canned mandarin oranges and top it off with a little bit of whip cream!

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6. Halloween Hand Treat Bags- Are you the creative type and don’t like to just pass out candy? How about this? Take a latex glove and fill it with candies. It’s recommended to use Tootsie Rolls or Rockets for the fingers to keep them in shape. Finish it off by tying a ribbon or string around the base and placing a spider ring on one of the fingers.

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We hope you have a sweet, safe, and spooktacular Halloween!

Do It Yourself: Fancy Chalkboard Graphics

Have you ever wondered how restaurants have those gorgeous black boards with all the graphics on them? You can get those gorgeous fonts and graphics at home by following these simple steps!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Graphic (Your Choice; Best Printed From a Computer)
  • Mechanical PencilChalk (Any Color(s) of Your Choice)
  • Paint Brush
  • A Small Container of Water
  • Windex and Paper Towel

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