Homemade Halloween Decoration

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I can’t believe it’s already October…and you know what that means…Halloween!  I have always loved decorating for Halloween.  But find that all the decorations in the stores are to expensive and cheap looking, so I made my own.  I thought I would give you some ideas, so you can do it to.  

Witches Brooms.

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These are so easy to make.  Gather a bunch of small branches and a large one for the handle.  I am lucky that I have a nice big tree in the back to get my supplies.  But more than once, I have taken what I thought were perfect branches, from my neighbor’s garbage piles.  With black stray paint, paint the handle black.  With a glue gun, start to glue the smaller branches around what will be the bottom.  When you are happy with the thickness, wrap with trine…boom…you are done!

Grave Yard.

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Using plywood, cut out several different headstone shapes.  Paint grey and then spray paint black around the edges to give some dimension. Then I print catchy names, and decoupage them on the headstone.  Use a 1×4, to make the part that goes in the ground (cut a point so it’s easier to get into the ground) and attach it to the back. I find it more spooky to put a few big tree limbs around the headstones.  Bones add a nice effect as well!

Wood Garland.

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I salvaged some old hardwood floor planks and cut them into little blocks.  Decoupaged printed skulls on the back, and put store bought letters to spell out “run 4 your life”.  Quite fitting since we are a family that loves to run!  I splattered with red paint.  Using twine and a staple gun, I attached them together in three sections to fit between my 4 columns.  Make sure to spray with a sealer to make them water resistant.

Coffin.

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Connect several long 2x4s attach together with 1x4s across the back.  Then cut into the shape of a coffin.  Cut out a cross and attach to front.  Use paint to put R.I.P.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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