So, this is the new yard decoration we are trying this year. All you need is a roll of chicken wire and some wire cutters and just start forming your body. Don’t forget to use some work gloves or you’ll end up with some bloody ghosts, which I guess is okay if that’s the look you’re going for. When it’s done you spray it with glow in the dark paint and place it somewhat far from the sidewalk. If it’s too close your guests will be able to see the chicken wire and it won’t be as spooky. I am still in the process of forming the bodies, but it’s a lot easier than I thought it would be. I’m doing three of them that I plan on placing in some sort of grouping. Maybe in a circle, I don’t know. So excited to see how they work out. If you want to create them for your yard you can read the directions here.
October 22, 2013 — Filed under: Crafts
— Tags: chicken wire
, glow in the dark
, wire cutters
After a long search I have finally decided what my husband and I will be for Halloween. Well, mostly anyway. The details are still a bit of a gray area (of course pun intended). I found this article on how to go grayscale for your Halloween costume. Basically it means that you dress up to look like you stepped out of an old black and white movie. I absolutely love this idea, but instead of any old movie characters we want to go with ones from a scary movie. My only problem now is deciding whether to be Bride of Frankenstein and the monster or Morticia and Gomez Addams. I even thought maybe Frederick and Annabelle Loren (Vincent Price & Carol Ohmart) from The House on Haunted Hill, but maybe some of our friends wouldn’t get that one. It is my favorite William Castle movie, though, so maybe. I’ll have to decide fast, so I have enough time to get everything. If you want to go grayscale too you can find the instructions here.
October 21, 2013 — Filed under: Apparel
— Tags: b&w
, Bride of Frankenstein
, Carol Ohmart
, House on Haunted Hill
, Morticia and Gomez Addams
, Vincent Price
Who knew random baby heads and body parts could be so creepy? I found this shop on Etsy called SusanKniffinDavidson. She makes some wonderfully odd ceramic items most notably these upside down baby head bowls. I just love them! I want a whole set. Can you imagine putting these out for your soup at Christmas dinner? They are very appropriate since you are celebrating a birth, but I can’t imagine my parents finding that very funny or anyone else in my extended family for that matter. You can order one here.
October 16, 2013 — Filed under: Art
,Food & Candy
— Tags: baby
, upside down
I’m always keeping my eyes out for unusual DIY Halloween projects for our annual party. I recently came across this one that will turn your everyday chandelier into something much more sinister and creepy. It’s cheap and simple to do and I must say mine turned out fantastic! It just takes some old dolls from a thrift store, white spray paint, cheesecloth, fishing wire and a little creativity. Get the full directions here.
October 15, 2013 — Filed under: Crafts
— Tags: chandelier
, fishing wire
, spray paint
I’m getting tired of the same Halloween recipes I make every year, so I’ve been looking around for some new ones for our party this year. I’ve found some good ones so far, but this one for a meat hand really grossed me out, which isn’t easy to do. Unfortunately, I don’t think it will work well for the party, but I’m excited to make it for Scary Hubby and Daughter. Who wouldn’t want to eat a severed burned hand? It’s basically any old meatloaf recipe made in the shape of a hand with some great little creepy touches. Find the instructions here.
October 11, 2013 — Filed under: Food & Candy
— Tags: bone
, mashed potatoes
I have been coveting this Skull Clock ever since I saw it about a month ago at Z Gallerie. I’m not quite sure why I haven’t bought it yet. It’s well priced and it looks so cool, so what’s up? I do have an admitted obsession with clocks, so I do have a lot of them. I even have some skull themed ones, but nothing like this one. I think my problem may be that it doesn’t chime in any way. I like clocks that chime and I like to make sure they all go off at the same time. For some reason this makes me very happy. The husband and the daughter though, not so much. That’s a story for another day. Anyway, I guess I look at this one and it feels to me like it should make a noise. Does that sound crazy? Well, crazy for me? I know I had better get to it if I’m going to buy it because I’m sure it’ll be sold out soon. Maybe I’ll go look at it again tomorrow? Oh well…if you don’t need it to chime then buy yours here.