Category Archives: Decorations

Create A DIY Halloween Graveyard Sign

The Ghoulie Graveyard Sign

Are you one of those Halloween people that tends to overcommit yourself to build as many Halloween projects as you can before Oct 31st? Well, that’s me to a T and I did it again this year. Every year I have big plans to expand and add to my Halloween yard haunt. This year I was going to complete 6 new tombstones, redo my witch jars, and make a Halloween graveyard sign. Then I realized …uh not enough time! I was really stressing out. So I decided to kill all projects and focus on one…the Halloween graveyard sign. And you know what? It paid off. I really like how this one turned out. So I’ll share with you my newest addition and how I built it. Maybe it will inspire you to build your own! Continue reading

Proof The Laser Vortex Exists!

The Laser Vortex

I can’t believe I built my homemade laser vortex in 2010. Geez that was six years ago! Can you believe that last year on Halloween was the first time I had ever really tested it out? I’m not sure why I waited so long (fear of failure?) but after a few test runs, I was confident that the laser vortex actually works! It’s the first Halloween prop I had ever built and now I am ready to share it and show it to the world! Well at least to anyone that is mildly interested. Hehe. Continue reading

Halloween Inspiration Found at Rogers Gardens Halloween Boutique

Rogers Gardens Halloween Bootique 2015

In case your feeling your Halloween home decorations are getting a bit stale, I would suggest taking a trip to Rogers Gardens in Corona Del Mar, CA for some creative Halloween displays that will make your jaw-drop. I haven’t gone yet, but really want to make the pilgrimage from the west side of Los Angeles just to see their incredible Halloween showrooms. Rogers Gardens has been participating in creating a yearly Halloween Boutique for some time now. The 2015 year is no exception and the display this year looks absolutely exquisite. Continue reading

Your Friendly Neighborhood Yard Haunt

Boney Island Yard Haunt

So I’ve made it a goal of mine to visit at least one new Halloween event, haunted house, or yard haunt each October. This Sunday I was waiting to order food at Porto’s Bakery in Burbank and decided to do a search for Halloween events in the area. There were several results, but I decided to visit a free yard haunt named Boney Island in Sherman Oaks, only a few minutes drive from where I had been scarfing down Cuban food. I was a little nervous on the drive over thinking that maybe I’d be the only one there gawking at someone’s private residence. Boy was I wrong! The streets were filled with people walking to the most obvious Halloween house on the block. The theme at Boney Island is skeletons which is immediately evident from the giant skull and sign that acts as the entrance to the yard haunt. As I entered the yard, I realized this was much more than a haunt with static props, but a full on show with music, lighting, presentation and ingenious special effects. The pictures below and short video will give you a sense of the level of detail used in the creation of Boney Island, truly one of coolest yard haunts I have seen so far. Continue reading