Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Our Creative attempt at a Scary Halloween!

Hello Everyone!  I have NEVER done much with scary Halloween decorations.  But when our twin grandsons asked to have their Birthday party combined with a Halloween party,  Grandma and Papa had to get creative. First, we decided to have a haunted ghost walk in the woods behind their house.  I think we surprised our selves on just how creative we can be.  Look at what we made for this haunted ghost walk. 


The skull heads are pathway markers that have LED flashing eyes and they also make an Eerie Halloween sound. 


We attached the skull head to a piece of PVC pipe.  We added T-joints to attach the shoulders and attached the arms to the shoulder with elbow joints. Lastly, we inserted the PVC piping for the body, attached to the T-joint, inside a cone. 


The skeleton hands are gloves that I purchased at the Halloween Spirit store.  I attached the gloves to the PVC piping with a twist tie.  The black cape is nothing more than a table covering from the Dollar Store.  


We made the coffin out of a several different cardboard boxes.  I love how the duck tape turned out after I spray painted the coffin with black primer paint.  The chains draping the coffin we purchased at Wal-Mart. 

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I had intended to make hooded capes for all four of them, but I think I like the black and gray cheese cloths draped over their heads.  When we set up for this Birthday/Halloween party, we will use a red spot light on our Scary Skelton display.       


This is turning out to be quite a Birthday/Halloween party.  They are planning all kinds of fun Halloween kids games, hay rides, and a bon fire with lots of food!  But I think this haunted ghost walk is more for the adults then the kids.  

I have to tell you, my first attempt at making a scary Halloween project turned out to be anything but scary.  I made the cutest ghosts which are supposed to circle a bon fire, made of lights!  I call them my angel ghosts.  I’m waiting to share them with you because I need to set them up outside first. And these are only two of the many displays that we have planned. 

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful week. 


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  1. I don't decorate creepy usually either but my twin boys LOVE it when I do. Scary skeletons!

  2. WOW!! This is outstanding Gail..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  3. Gail, this is so awesome!! You should win the "Grandma of the Year" prize for this! LOL!!! The kids will love it!

  4. Gail you two are the greatest. My hubby and I are laughing out loud... That is so inventive. Great!!! I wish we were in the area just to see the faces of these kids when they see this lit up at night.Linda

  5. Those guys are amazing. I love how you're making the eyes light up. Genius.

  6. Well goodness I am scared for sure. Well done you two. I bet your grandkiddos think you are the bomb.

  7. Gail those turned out so cool!!! I bet they are going to love this!So creative!

  8. You just might be the creepiest, most cool grandparents ever!

  9. Hi Gail,
    Wow, that's one scary looking bunch of creepies. Looks like something from a horror movie set! The kids are going to love it.


  10. wow! amazing job... you may be hired for the local haunted house!

  11. Oh my gosh, this is too much, Gail! You and your hubby did a great job putting this together. I get chills just looking at it; I can't even imagine what it is going to be like on a Halloween walk.

  12. You are so creative! Your skeletons are pretty scary looking, I think! I look forward to seeing the angel ghosts.
    Hugs, Cindy

  13. Wow! what a great job you two did! You are so creative. Everyone is going to have a great time at your party.

  14. Really, really great job! Sounds like it is going to be a really fun party...wish I could go on the walk..lol!

  15. That is pretty creative, Gail!
    I would think that a set up like that would be costly if you were to try and order something like that from a party store...but, it looks like you created this pretty inexpensively...Don't you just love dollar store table cloths?! They can be used for so much!

    Ghost walks are scary...we had a haunted hay ride a couple of years when our kids were younger ...on down the country road we live on...it was always creepy!


  16. Wow! Awesome work, they turned out great! I'm impressed Gail! :)

  17. Pinned it & shared on FACEBOOK! :)

  18. Wow! You did an awesome job. I don't decorate scarey, but this is really wonderful. Thanks for sharing!


  19. I know I'm scared. lol I don't do goulish decor either, but you rocked this.

  20. Those skeletons turned out amazing. Love that they are holding a coffin - perfect Halloween decor. Great ideas!!

  21. Wow! They are amazing and scary looking.


  22. This party sounds---and looks--so fun! Those skeletons are "spooky"--in a good way. I know it will be wonderful! Love your ideas!

  23. WOW!!!! You and your husband have wonderful imaginations to come up with this clever and SCARY display for the party. This will be a party to remember!

  24. Tis absolutely amazing! You should work for Disney! Love how it looks! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this!

  25. You hit this one out of the haunted ball park! Awesome, getting pinned.


  26. Oh my...this is the scariest, most creative Halloween thing I have ever seen!! WOW!! Laurel

  27. Great job on your display! Happy Fall!

  28. This is incredible! So clever and the coolest looking thing! I love Halloween decorations and this one is the best! You and your husband did an awesome job and thank you for letting us know how you did it! I love the head pieces better than hoods too! Can't wait to see more! Your grandsons are going to freak! Hugs, Leena

  29. I'll bet this will be a birthday/Halloween party your grandsons will remember forever. The skeletons are fabulous. Can't wait to see your other decorations.

  30. I love it!! Very creative! I bet the boys will love it!

  31. How fun! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays - and it's also Mr. Handyverger's birthday. What a fantastic Grandma and Papa you are. I bet your grandsons will just love their party. :)

    Stopping by from DIY by Design! :)

  32. Wow, Gail, how creative is this? They will love it or be scared to death. Featuring this at wow this week.

  33. Hi Gail,
    It is so nice to meet you! Love your creativity!
    Your newest follower,

  34. Gail, this is AWESOME!!!! I bet the kids AND adults will LOVE this. It is beyond creative! XO, Pinky

  35. Awesome job...this looks like something right out of a professional Haunted House. You have some lucky grandsons! :)

  36. This is great Gail, the kids are going to love it!
    ~Audra :)

  37. This is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!


    Jenn @ Social Salutations

  38. Hey Gail! Fell in love with this. We always do a big Halloween party each year, and I loved this such much I am attempting it myself! Did you have a problem with all 3 of the heads eyes glowing? The set of heads I bought have to be connected together from the main head to all work. As of right now they are to far apart and only one can work.

    Love the site!

    Thank you,


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