Sunday, 15 October 2017

DIY Halloween Hamper: Easy Budget Beauty 'Trick or Treat' Gift

DIY Halloween Hamper: Easy Budget Beauty Trick or Treat Care Package Gift

Like most of you, Halloween is one of my favourite holidays - second only to Christmas obviously. From the ghoulish decorations, to the gorgeous guises, there's something so fun and mysterious about it, that gets me excited every October. 

Its usually my tradition to carve up a couple of pumpkins whilst watching Practical Magic (which if you haven't seen by the way, you're missing out!) with my sister. But this year, I wanted to make it extra special and treat her to a little Halloween-themed gift, because I don't get to see her that often anymore. 

So with this idea in mind I decided to head into town and find all sorts of spooky goodies to put together for her, and though it's Halloween-inspired, it's definitely packed with her favourite things!

DIY Halloween Hamper: Easy Budget Beauty Trick or Treat Care Package Gift

I started off in Poundland, because I know they're great for cheap & cheerful themed trinkets. This is where I found the felt skull bucket, designed to be used for trick or treating. There was also some black and white skull tinsel that I used to wrap around the handle for a little extra pizzazz. Here I also found a variety of press on nails / false eyelash sets. I opted for green because that was the only colour there at the time, but when I went back a day later they had black, red and purple too. On the glamour theme, I also picked up the gruesome glitter face tattoos, which I actually think will be totally fun to create different looks with. And of course, I couldn't leave without adding an inflatable ghost to my basket - a novelty item that adds a good laugh to the gift.

DIY Halloween Hamper: Easy Budget Beauty Trick or Treat Care Package Gift

For the chocolate and sweets, I headed to Wilko, who have a really fun range of themed candy at the moment. I added chocolate spiders, pumpkins, ghosts and chocolate coins to my gift, and even picked up a 'Brain Licker' sour candy drink. The Brain Licker gave me such a sense of nostalgia to my school days with my sister, and also left me questioning how I ever managed to drink the questionably bright blue liquid back in the day! 

DIY Halloween Hamper: Easy Budget Beauty Trick or Treat Care Package Gift

Continuing my quest for Halloween goodies, I headed to Superdrug to check out Makeup Revolution's exciting range of Halloween makeup. Here I chose their 'Dark Reign' & 'Unicorn Midnight' palettes, some fake blood, and two lip kits. One was matte black, the other a holographic 'unicorn' lip kit - perfect for creating a range of scary-glam looks. I couldn't resist picking up their chocolate vice palette too - the dark black, melting chocolate bar palette was totally calling to me.

Finally I stopped off in Tiger and found a cute little pumpkin carving kit, and added a Hogwarts T Shirt from Primark too, because if you can't have a Harry Potter Marathon around Halloween, when can you?

DIY Halloween Hamper: Easy Budget Beauty Trick or Treat Care Package Gift

I decided to individually wrap each item in black wrapping paper, then carefully put it inside the felt skull bucket. I feel like the excitement of unwrapping each treat adds to the gift. 

As you can tell from the places I shopped at to create this Halloween hamper, it was very inexpensive. The only thing that bumped the cost up a little was the quantity of makeup palettes I included in the mix, but they were just irresistible to me, and I knew my sister would love them all. You could very easily switch them out for something else though, if you were going to recreate this hamper for someone else. I very nearly included some of our favourite Halloween films too, but sadly ran out of time before my sister came to visit.

DIY Halloween Hamper: Easy Budget Beauty Trick or Treat Care Package Gift

I don't know about you, but I'd personally love to receive a gift like this, and always have so much fun making themed presents for people. I may even go down a similar route to this for my family's Christmas gifts this year, but thankfully there's still a little while off yet before I have to worry about that!

Thank you for reading though as always, I hope you can draw some Halloween inspiration for yourself from this post! Let me know your thoughts on my hamper below, I'd love to know what you think of the idea.

Until next time.. 

Georgina 
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