Slash Halloween Budgets by Buying Secondhand

More than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year with total spending expected to reach $8.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.

With Halloween spending expected to reach an all-time high, Swap.com is here to help savvy shoppers slash their holiday spending by offering an alternative to buying brand new items to either complete a costume or create a one-of-a-kind look.

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Fall Home Decoration Ideas

Three Easy DIY Fall Home Decoration Ideas

When it comes to crafting, I will be the first to admit, I have no idea what I’m really doing.  I see these do-it-yourself home decoration projects and I know that if I tired even half of them, I could make a new Pinterest Fails blog. Recently this year, I bought a house and since I’m no longer renting, I thought I should take some time to make this house feel like a home.  What better season to warm up your living space than fall, right? The leaves change colors, the scent of apple spice and pumpkin is everywhere, and nothing’s more appealing than hoodie weather or a cuddly blanket.

Since I don’t have the funds for beautiful home decorations from Pottery Barn or Crate & Barrel, I decided to visit my local craft supply store and take on a few DIY fall home decoration ideas. Lucky me, Halloween and Fall decorations were 40% off along with the whole floral department.  This way, if I messed some of these up (clue: I did) I didn’t waste that much money. (more…)

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