Halloween decor you can use on your layout: Hobby Lobby

Posted by Rene Schweitzer
on Monday, October 21, 2019

Next up in my blog series is Hobby Lobby. I have to admit that I expected a bust when I stopped here. I knew that Hobby Lobby doesn't stock holiday buildings like Menards and Michaels does. However, I found a number of inexpensive items you can use as decor or accent pieces on your layout!

Make sure you either print out a weekly coupon or show a coupon on your smartphone to save even more money. Right now, their Halloween items are 40% off, so you can get more bang for your buck.

I found several bags of "scatter," I guess decorations they are made to spread out on your table or poured into clear containers. But some of the pieces would work well on your layout. The pumpkins in particular would make a great pumpkin patch, and at $5 a bag, you could splurge and buy two!

This pumpkin necklace could be use as a string of lights.

Micro-LED lights seem to be all the rage this year, and the prices have dropped. Use as accent lighting or for other projects.

These jack-o-lanterns look similar to ones we have at home that accompany Department 56 buildings. For $2.99 for a bag of 6, they're a steal!

Instant pumpkin patch! This is a bag of table 'scatter.'

White pumpkin scatter version. Paint them into jack-o-lanterns or mix in with orange ones.

Another bag of 'scatter' decorations. . .

The ghosts in this bag of scatter appeared to be O gauge in size. You could drill a small hole in the back and add a micro LED for a lit version!

Thie neat table runner could be used whole, or cut up into spider web sections.

Close up of table runner design.

Hobby Lobby did have some metal structures that were approximately O gauge size, but they'd require some work (painting and detailing), so I didn't photograph them.

Thank you to for the suggestion of visiting AC Moore, but sadly, there aren't any in this part of the world. I may have one more stop before Halloween. Would any of you be interested in a Christmas version of this series?

Check out all of the photos!

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