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As Halloween comes and goes, you know what time it is? Time to scoop up those awesome post-Halloween sales! Yes, really. This is the absolute best time of year to load up on everything ghoulish, whether we are talking decor, costumes or even candy.
But, I know what you’re thinking: “Why the heck would I want to buy a bunch of Halloween decor right now? After all, the holiday is over!”
Well, there are actually several ingenious ways that you can use Halloween items regardless of the season. No, really!
Here are the best ways to make the most out of Halloween sales:
1. Turn Pumpkins Into Snowmen
Pumpkins are going for a song right now, and this snowman craft is so simple. Kids can help too! Tutorial here at Gidget and LaRue.
2. Use Pumpkins As Thanksgiving Decoration
Why not re-purpose Halloween pumpkins to make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece? You can use decals or stencils to make little sayings (instructions on MoreFromMom) or turkey decals could be cute as well.
3. Make Candy Corn Bread
Load up on discounted candy to make unique baked goods any time of year, like this Candy Corn Bread from One Creative Housewife.
4. Turn Spiderwebs Into Snow
Re-purpose fake spiderwebs to use as snow! Put it under the tree or use it for your snow village. So easy (and cheap!).
5. Buy Costumes For Next Year
It can be hard to know what your kids are going to want to dress up as for the coming year, but with sales this good, if you see something “evergreen” don’t pass it up. For example, maybe your kids won’t be into “Paw Patrol” next year, but they probably won’t tire of a fireman’s costume or a police officer costume. It’s also perfect for dress-up playtime even outside of Halloween!
6. Candy, Candy, Candy
Make the most of Halloween candy sales. M & M cookies? Perfect for Christmas. Dark chocolate? Perfect for baking. Peanut butter cups? Use them as a stocking stuffer. Let’s face it… candy never goes out of season!
7. Make These Mini Pumpkin Centerpieces
Here’s another Thanksgiving pumpkin decor idea. Why not make an adorable and easy mini pumpkin centerpiece? Tutorial here at Lovebugs and Postcards.
8. Stock Up On Partyware
Speaking of parties, now is a great time to stock up on Halloween items like paper plates, napkins, cups and other party essentials. They won’t expire and can easily be stored, so it’s a great time to stock up for next year.
9. Unique Decor
Halloween isn’t all goblins and witches. You can often find modern and fun decor like fluffy owls, black cat bookends, glam candle-holders or cute serving trays that will work regardless of the season. Check out this sparkly bird on a cage from Pier 1 is now 50 percent off, for example. Get it for $12.38, online only.
Here’s to spooky good savings!
[h/t Krazy Coupon Lady]