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What is your favorite DIY Halloween project? Have you made props or decorations?

  1. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    What is your favorite DIY Halloween project? Have you made props or decorations?

    We are DIY people and Pinterest has left us no shortage of ideas for DIY Halloween projects for this year.  Have you done some DIY props or decorations? If so what was your favorite? Was it hard to do and how did it turn out? Pics and hubs are encouraged wink

    We did decoupaged luminaries a couple of years ago that were really cute.  I've also done a Halloween wreath with creepy cloth, black spray paint, and roses - pretty fun. 

    I'm thinking this year of doing something a little more complicated if time allows.  How about you?

  2. Borsia profile image44
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    AH Halloween my favorite!
    I suppose it doesn't quite qualify as DIY because I have a certification in special effects make up and we did this as a class project but building haunted houses was a passion of mine.
    We always managed to get a building donated for the 2 months it took. Usually a building in a mall was available.
    There would usually be 12 - 15 students helping out and a core group of 6 or so.
    I guess my favorites were a gypsy fortuneteller in a bayou cabin.
    She sat at a table telling the ill fortune of a woman about a murder that she had been involved in where the head was never found. There was a guy-wire of monofilament that ran from an obscured little curtain high in a corner straight toward the door where the audience would be standing.
    On cue the actors stepped on a button releasing a severed head that would come flying out toward the audience. We had 3 people pee their pants including a guy in his 20s that had been outside telling his friends that nothing we could do could scare him.
    The next one was a bit odd to me. we had a "tunnel" that the people had to walk through that was lined with vines and moss. we had tiny fiber optic threads that blew around on the ceiling and  stereo speakers that played the sound of mosquitoes. Using a sound board we would change the sound from side to side and front to back, using a dozen little speakers. We also had a tiny computer fan blowing in the odor of a swamp.
    This was right at the front as they came in and just after the gypsy cabin.
    Around 1 out of 5 chickened out before they would enter the tunnel. Even though they thought they would be loosing their entry ticket charge, but if they didn't make past that we always gave the money back.
    There were so may others I can't even begin to list.
    We / I had such great fun doing all of this and would come from work at 6 and usually work till 2am every day, but it was so worth the effort.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love the idea of building a haunted house - that sounds very cool.  I don't like going through them however, but I love the idea of creating one big_smile neat!

  3. Sharkye11 profile image94
    Sharkye11posted 5 years ago

    Halloween is our big holiday. I have done everything from complicated props to party style decorations. I love seeing the elaborate creepy Halloween stuff, but I enjoy making the fun stuff more. Last year I only had time to make some wreaths. My favorite Halloween memory was from several years ago. We started making stuff in July. We had over fifty candy holders, made from everything from coffee cans to plastic canvas.

    We spray painted the cans a base coat of white, then painted them to be jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, and candy corn with craft paint. It wasn't hard, but it was time-consuming.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile It's our big holiday too and also my birthday so a lot of our collection we've made and a lot of it has been given to me as gifts.  The homemade stuff is so fun! smile

    2. Sharkye11 profile image94
      Sharkye11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My mom's birthday! smile All of her birthday presents include Halloween stuff, like black cat statues.