I’m a budgeting mum who saves a fortune making Halloween decorations out of bin bags | The Sun
15th October 2022

HALLOWEEN is right around the corner but there’s no need to spend a bomb on decorations when you’ve got a bin bag lying around.

We all know a savvy friend who used the odd refuse sack to make a fancy dress costume, but one TikTok mum has yet another use for the essential household item and it’s saved her a fortune over the spooky season.

A parent-of-two, who calls herself The Budgeting Mum, impressed over two million viewers with her quick and clever way to make a spiderweb from a bin bag. 

She shared a video of herself creating the decoration with just a roll of bin bags and a pair of scissors. 

The clip is captioned: “Halloween on a budget this year? Have fun with the kids making Halloween decorations together instead of spending a fortune.”

She adds: “You don’t have to spend any money at all to make precious memories with your kids throughout the year.”

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The Budgeting Mum begins the video with a roll of bin bags and red scissors, which she holds in front of two pumpkins. 

Next, she cuts a triangle out of the bag and continues to fold into a smaller and smaller version of the shape. 

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With this done, she cuts off a corner and begins using her scissors to snip into the shape and create the desired spiderweb design. 

She unfolds her creation to reveal a perfect web to use as a table decoration or hang on the wall around the home. 

The mum spent just £1 on her roll of bin bags, saving a fortune compared to store-bought Halloween decorations as one fellow mum pointed out: “Wow, and that would cost you £8 in Asda just for the one web.”

“This is awesome,” exclaimed another. 

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Other TikTok users were impressed by her idea, but had doubts about their own abilities. 

“Wow amazing I'll have a go it won't end up like yours,” one follower confessed. 

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Another joked: “Trial and error alert, this would take me a full roll.”

Some asked her to create the web in white to make it look more spooky, while others suggested their own penny-saving ideas for the annual holiday. 

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“Cardboard is another great way to make fun Halloween decorations,” a fellow creator suggested. 

You can follow The Budgeting Mum for even more Halloween craft ideas, like fake candles using toilet roll, and top tips on how to save money and spend like a pro ahead of Christmas. 




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