I hate throwing stuff out. It’s a problem. I especially hate throwing out stuff related to holidays because it reminds me that it’ll be a whole year until that holiday comes around again. Sad. This is how I end up with Christmas lights above the bed and Easter eggs in the bathroom.
Like I said: It’s a problem.
Lucky for me, Halloween offers some creative solutions. There are plenty of festive goodies that are perfect for non-Halloween purposes. For example, some people like to buy candy on sale this week to use in Christmas stockings down the road. Me, I like to save trick-or-treat buckets to use as planters next summer. I picked up this here Batman candy bucket on sale for 99cents three years ago, plus an Elmo and Sponge Bob Square Pants. The other fellas are now planted with oregano and living happily with friends, but Batman stays on my front stoop all summer long. My pink impatiens thrive inside Batman’s head and nobody recognizes him as a Halloween item–they just think Batman got a nifty new hairdo!
Do you find ways to use Halloween leftovers? If so, please share –I would really love to hear your ideas!