Thursday, November 1, 2007


I thought I'd share some pics of our Halloween decorations. This is our favorite holiday and we do a lot of decorating. Every year we add a little more. We hope to one day have the whole front yard filled with tombstones. They are super simple to make. I just used blue insullation board and glued three pieces together to get the thickness I wanted. To cut them and make all the detail I used a heated exacto knife. An awesome tool. Wear a mask when you do this. The fumes from cutting the foam is a little nasty. Can't be good. I also used caulk to fill in seams and add texture then I just painted them with acrylic paint. Due to being pregnant I was unable to make any tombstones this year. I hope to be able to do 2 or 3 next year. I also plan on making a headless horseman out of my dress form for next year. The kids love it and this is the first year we ha d a few cars driving by. It will only get begger from here!!

The pumpkins are the styrafoam kind attatched to pvc pipe painted black. I just tied gauze and rope around them to make them a little creepier. The fencing is just the cheap stuff you can get at the hardware store.
Time to start planning for next year. Only 364 days left!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007