*Original 2008* I am so sick of all the flimsy and expensive Halloween decorations that are on the market! I needed a way to decorate my entire living room for only a few bucks. I also live in a country where Halloween isn't widely celebrated, so besides online shopping, my resources are limited to the crappy craft store on base and the 100 Yen store.
I started my project in September and didn't finish everything until October 31st. I have already taken it all down and stored it. I made a special folder out of foam board to store my paper items until next year. Most things are very compact, so that's a bonus if your storage space is limited.
Not all of the ideas were my own, the paper silhouettes were a Martha Stewart project, (here are the instructions: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/decorating-with-paper-silhouettes?autonomy_kw=silhouettes&rsc=header_4 ) but I put my own personal touches on everything. I hope you're inspired by what I have done.