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Dollar Store Halloween Decorations

by Cristina Corvino 3:13 PM, October 27, 2017

Aired October 30, 2017

In case you didn't realize, Halloween is tomorrow!

But don’t worry -- you don’t have to break the bank to spook-ify your house ASAP.

Our friends -- and expert designers -- Genevieve Gorder and John Gidding were tasked with creating Halloween decor AND costumes ... with less than $75 each!

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They took a trip to Jack’s, a dollar store in NYC, and they got the job done -- and so can you!

GENEVIEVE’S OWL PUMPKIN


Much like the rest of us, Genevieve dreads scooping out pumpkins for carving. So, to make her life easier, she attaches a baking beater to a drill and uses THAT to clean the "guts" out.

SO smart!

To make her adorable owl, she drilled two holes for eyes and hot glued a combination of seeds to create the illusion of feathers.

The best part? It only took her 15 minutes!

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JOHN’S MUMMY PUMPKIN


This one is unconventional -- and we LOVE it.

Instead of carving his pumpkin, John sliced it -- to create a mummy pumpkin!

After slicing, he stacked the slices -- holding them together with toothpicks -- and subtly carved out the mummy’s eyes, nose and mouth.

John even made MINI versions. Watch the video above to see them!

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GENEVIEVE’S DOOR DECOR


While John ran with a mummy theme, Genevieve went in a slightly different direction!

"I wanted to give every ghoul and goblin a chance," Genevieve says of her spooky door decor.

All she used to create her ghoul door was a $2 mask, a black garbage bag, a piece of cardboard, a bunch of stained brown paper bags and glue.

The grand total? $3!

JOHN’S MUMMY WREATH


John simply repurposed a Christmas wreath he found at the dollar store and wrapped it with torn, coffee-dipped bedsheets.

Why the coffee, you ask?

"Mummies, if you remember," John explains, "have been rotting for thousands of years."

Fair point!

And don’t forget the eyes! (Fun fact: John used the eyes from a stuffed Cookie Monster pillow for his.)

As for their costumes, check out what they put together here!