Hope You All Had A Safe Covid Free Halloween

Halloween 2020

Well now that it’s all over, (Halloween that is) I hope you all stayed safe and sound. Ordinarily I’d have wished you a Happy Halloween but I knew this year was going to be different. Very different. For many it meant no trick or treating. For others it was as extreme as no decorating this year. Some of you might have just stayed in your room, sucked your thumb and cried. Well, I’m here to say that it really wasn’t that bad at all. Okay before you throw stones my way I know that for kids it was the pits. But hey, mom and dad should have thrown you a party or a candy hunt or told you ghost stories or… ok. There is really no substitute for candy on Halloween night.

This year it was all about the yard haunts! Lots of people in my neighborhood really went to an extreme in setting up awesome displays for Halloween. Keep reading so I can share with you the newest additions to my yard haunt The Ghoulie Graveyard and how it looked this Halloween.

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How To Build A Power Supply For Your Yard Haunt

Wiring electrical supply

So I’ve made LED flickering candles and LED spotlights for my graveyard. Now what? At this point I’m scratching my head trying to figure out how to deliver electrical power to my new creations. To the internet I go! This time I found a great idea on how to make a 12 volt power supply from a member of the SoCal Valley Haunters Facebook group. It’s really pretty clever and helped me power up my entire graveyard scene. Keep reading to see how I did it.

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How To Build Graveyard LED Spotlights

How To Create LED spotlights

My stretch goal this year was to add LED spotlights to my Halloween yard haunt. It was a total gamble whether I’d be able to finish them in time for Halloween though. I’ve come to the conclusion that I must love stress because I decided what the hell. Let’s build them! Fortunately I found some great resources on how to build these. With a few parts from Amazon and a million trips to the hardware store I was able to build these pretty quick. Keep reading if you’d like see what I did so maybe you can too.

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How To Build Flickering LED Candles

Flickering LED candles

So after I built my tombstones I started thinking that I should add flickering LED candles in front of them. I wanted them to look like church candles that have been burning for awhile. Once again I looked on Youtube to find out how to build these. I kind of combined what different people did to get a really cool looking cluster of spooky flickering candles. Keep reading to see how I made them.

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SoCal Haunts To Hit Up This Weekend

SoCal Haunt List 2020

Halloween is quickly approaching. If you’re like me right about now you’re scrambling to come up with some plans for the weekend. This year is particularly challenging due to the (YOU KNOW WHAT). Fortunately that hasn’t stopped people from decorating and creating awesome Halloween yard displays in their front yards. I’ve been having fun looking for the best decorated houses in my own neighborhood. If you’re local to Southern California and want to see some of the best yard haunt displays on the west coast be sure to visit the SoCal Haunt List. This website lists addresses, dates and times you can visit to see some really incredible displays. Even my humble little yard haunt “The Ghoulie Graveyard” is listed on this site! Keep reading to see some pics of the yard haunts I’ve visited so far.

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