Tag Archives: Decorations

How To Build A Cemetery Gate For Halloween

How To Build Cemetery Gates For Halloween

The first few years of my Halloween yard haunt I realized that people really liked taking pictures inside my graveyard. I guess I should take that as a compliment but the problem was that people were walking over tombstones, tripping over wires and god forbid if someone got burned from accidentally touching the hot flood lights. It’s just too dangerous to have people in there and I didn’t want them to break any of my props. I decided to solve the problem by building a gate to surround my Halloween yard haunt. I’ll show you how you too can build a simple yet effective Halloween cemetery gate. 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

Making Halloween Mason Jars

Halloween Mason Jars

We are well into October now and I can’t stop thinking of Halloween. I love this time of year because it’s when I get the most creative. What got me really excited were finding so many incredible tutorials online on how to turn ordinary mason jars into really cool Halloween decorations. I couldn’t wait to try them out so early in October when Michael’s had a big sale, I picked up a bunch of mason jars cheap. I just completed four mason jars and will show you what I did with them. The one above is my favorite. Disney’s hitchhiking ghosts illuminate my jar with a flicker candle inside. You’d be surprised at how easy these and the other mason jars are to make. Honestly! I’ll show you what I did. 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

How To Make Spooky Glowing Eyes

How to make glowing eyes

So this year I wanted to start making my own Halloween props for the big night. Thing is, there are a ton of great websites out there. Where the heck do I begin? I started by making a wishlist of props that I would eventually like to build and realized there were some that required lots of time, tools and experience. Then I saw the one that looked the easiest and said…”Yep, that’s the one I’ll make first”. Turns out it was the glowing eyes effect which would be perfect for indoor bookshelves or spooky bushes outside. In this article I’ll show you how to make your very own sets of eerie glowing eyes. Continue reading