Filexd under: Halloween Decor
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, Guardians of the Galaxy
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Don’t get me wrong I like this and a year ago I would have thought it was a great Halloween decoration. Now, though, I see it and immediately think, “I am Groot”. If you don’t understand that reference then you need to get yourself to the movies and see Guardian’s of the Galaxy. Once you see that you will understand why this is not scary. If after that you still find it scary then you can buy yours here.
Filexd under: Crafts
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Today I found an awesome new decoration for your front yard. They are Circling Ghosts that hang from a tree attached to a fan. I really want to do this one, but the trees in our front yard are not even close to big enough. I’m going to have to put Scary Hubby on it. He’s a technical genius. I know he’ll find a way to make it happen. I can just imagine how great they would be floating around our tombstones. If you want to make it just click HERE. It sounds pretty easy if you already have a big tree in your yard. The only thing would be if you don’t have an old ceiling fan lying around. I did see some really cheap ones (around $20) at Home Depot a while back. I bet if you look around or ask your friends you can probably find one. This guy bought the ghosts at KMart, but I would probably make these myself. I’ve made many ghosts over the years, so I think I can handle these. Do me a favor? If you are going to make this, make sure the ghosts are a realistic size. I hate mini ghosts and other crappy props like that. There is nothing scary about a teeny tiny 12″ ghost. Anyway, I’m so excited to do this one! I just hope we can figure it out in time for this year. Always looking for new ways to freak out the neighbors. Do you think they’d mind if I left them up all year?
Filexd under: Crafts
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, Scary Jane
— jane @
Years ago when I was in college, in the San Francisco area, there was a very cool nightclub that I practically lived in. To me, it was perfect. It was as if it was designed just for me. Of course all of the other people that went there probably thought the same thing. If I remember correctly it was basically just a big square warehouse, but inside was this amazing space. There were heavy red and black velvet curtains everywhere that created these wonderful intimate spaces. There was no large open dance floor. You would just walk from room to room and socialize with people sitting on the purple velvet couches listening to music. Every room was a little different and it made it feel like you were in your own really cool apartment. The music was great and the punk/goth vibe was just amazing. Goth culture wasn’t really a big thing yet, but it had that feeling. Odd things hung on the velvet walls and from the ceiling. There were so many things to look at. Nothing was normal there. I loved it! In one of the many alcoves hung an upside down Christmas tree painted black and decorated with weird doll parts and broken ornaments. I loved that tree and liked to sit below and look at it. I vowed that one day I would hang my tree upside down. So far, I have not done this. I think mainly because I am quite traditional when it comes to the holidays. I may use a lot of black and blue in my decorating, but the way I celebrate has always been more traditional. This was a horrible year and it will be our family’s first Christmas without my Mom, so I’m not really into it like I usually am. I’ve been doing things very different so far and I think it’s time to finally try the upside down tree. I know you can buy stupid fake trees that are made to be upside down, but I don’t want that. I want to take our actual tree and hang it upside down from the ceiling. Scary Hubby seems to be concerned about how to do this, but he always figures these things out. He’s used to finding ways to execute my weird ideas. I know I am by no means the first to do this, so if anyone has any tips they would like to pass along…
It’s time to decorate the Christmas tree. I’m not quite in the mood to celebrate yet, but I decided I needed some new ornaments. I didn’t feel like searching the usual stores. They rarely have much anyway. I ended up going to the hobby store with the intention of making some. I took a look around the Christmas section just in case. Sometimes I’ll start with a red ball ornament and add some black stuff to it or something like that. This time I was thrilled to see that they ended up having a few different black and red ornaments that made my little black heart sing. I pretty much cleared out the entire section since all of their ornaments were 50% off. They don’t have skulls, bats, ravens or anything else on them that I adore, but at least they have some in red and black. The store is called Hobby Lobby, but unfortunately I know that they are not in every state. They do have a website and I tried to find the ones shown on there, but all they have online are the stupid sports teams ornaments. Ugh! So, if you have a Hobby Lobby in your city run over there because they are on sale this week!
Once again I received a great photo from a reader. This one is of a very creepy looking tree at the side of the road. As usual I tried to find the origin of this picture, but with no luck. Makes me wonder if it wasn’t manipulated. I wish this was in my yard. It would scare my neighbors to death and they’d never sleep. What a great Halloween decoration! Some plots of land have all the luck.
*Thanks Joe1785 for the picture.