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Topic: Need Ideas for Halloween Yard Decorations!! PLEASE!!  (Read 715 times)
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« on: October 10, 2007 08:15:09 AM »

My best friend and myself have finally decided we want to have a Halloween party. But....we have a pretty small budget to work with and not much time. I was looking for ideas on decorations I can make for outside. The inside is pretty much handled from just getting together both of our Halloween decoartions throughout our houses. But the outside is where we need lots of help! Any ideas??? She also has a porch off the back that needs to be decorated. PLEASE HELP!!! I've got nothing!!

I was thinking about making some tombstone out of syrofoam but not sure of the cost?? Tongue
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2007 04:03:27 PM »

We got a bunch of sheets of black poster board and some chalk to make tombstones with guests last names on them.  You'll need something to stake them in the ground with.  Of course you can always do spiderwebs.  We also bought a really cheap mask at Wal-Mart for $3 and we're going to stuff some clothes and use the mask for the head.  He will be kind of peeking around the corner.   Do silhouettes on your windows.  That always looks awesome.  We are lining the steps to our house with candles.  We went and bought a bunch of white ones in all different sizes, but I'm sure you could just use tealight candles or some around your house.  Blue floodlights make everyone have a creepy feel.  Good luck.  I've spent hundreds on Halloween this year.  I know how tough it is.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2007 08:18:59 PM »

My husband just put this up.  It was pretty inexpensive.
I got a lot of the supplies I needed at thrift store.


I also made this one w/ the kids.


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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007 12:30:47 PM »

Thanks so much!!

I really loved the witch!!
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007 02:43:50 PM »

You can make tombstones cheaply, like others have suggested. I made a bunch for my yard using sheets of styrofoam insulation from the home improvement store. It's cheap.

I cut the shapes out of the styrofoam using a serrated knife to saw through it (it's messy so be warned). Then I painted them using faux finishing techniques and staked them in the yard using wooden dowels. You need to sharpen the ends of the dowels with a knife first.

Then I put moss around the bases, and added some fake cobwebs.

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