This year I decided that I wanted to decorate for Halloween – not just on the inside, but the outside as well. Quite some time ago, I ‘pinned‘ some ideas, but finally settled on some pumpkin topiaries (I thought that this could carry us through fall, not just Halloween), a matching wreath, and a fall bench cushion (with maybe a few pillows, too). So this weekend, I went on a mission to gather all my supplies. Unfortunately, after 2 1/2 days of shopping at 7 different stores I discovered this project, while adorable, was just too expensive (just to make one topiary would run about $75-90 using nothing but sale items and coupons)…. I’ve got fabric to buy! So for now, I’m just going to settle for decorating the inside of my house (just wait until you see my finished mantle project) The moral of the story? Sometimes crafting is an expensive hobby.