Sunday, October 27, 2013

So Scary!

This year I opted to actually decorate for Halloween.  I tried to keep a low budget and think I managed pretty well considering I really had nothing already purchased to work with.

First project was to take styrofoam blocks and make some headstones.  I purchased cheap grey spray paint at Walmart and then used up some leftover faux brick spray paint from our wedding bridge.  I threw a little bit of black on there for more texture as well.  After shapes were cut and spray paint dried, I used black acrylic craft paint to write inscriptions.  I searched the web for the most fun names I could find.

When I was at Walmart I picked up some Zombie Crossing tape and figured that would serve as a cute theme.  I grabbed a zombie hand as well to place in front of one of the gravestones.

The other decorations I made were some bats that I cut out from black foam boards.  I used some glow in the dark acrylic paint for eyes.

I strung up black lights on the inside of the porch awning and replaced out porch light with a black light bulb as well.

My pumpkins I spray painted black then covered with glow in the dark glitter on some and painted glow in the dark designs on some others.

Last project was to cover everything in spiderwebs!  So spooky!

I hope you all have your decorations up!


  1. Great decorations friend! You went all out; kids will love it. Loved the Candy pumpkin; just like in HGTV mag! :) I don't even have pumpkins yet - whoops!

  2. Looks spooktacular! Especially love the black light touches.