We love to decorate for Halloween. Our neighbors really go over the top, and all the kids in the neighborhood have to stop by. They have a guillotine and an electric chair, among other things.
I won't show you everything we did, but here are a few new projects I did this year:
This was such an easy project. I had a cheap thrift store mirror that I hadn't found a place for. I put some paint remover on the back and scraped off some of the mirror paint (I've heard you can also use oven cleaner), then I taped on an image I printed. I got the instructions from this website. I stuck some of my candles in the dirt. They are so cool: they bleed when you burn the candle.
I have been wanting to make this wreath ever since I saw it on Martha Stewart's website. Painting rubber snakes is tricky, since paint on rubber just makes it sticky. I used spray paint for plastic but it still turned out a little sticky anyway. Totally worth it though.
I used my Christmas tree urn to hold my candy cauldron.
I used the lanterns I bought a while back from Ikea to use for Teacher Appreciation Week. I put battery-powered candles inside and hot glued plastic roaches on the outside. They looked amazing in the dark.
One of my kids was a deranged hockey murderer. Nice.
My daughter was a cow girl, and my other son wore a
Doppler Effect costume from Sheldon of The Big Bang Theory (See below).
We just stuck white duct tape on a black shirt.
You can also see the body parts and machete hanging from the tree in the background.
Do you decorate for Halloween?