Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Outdoor Halloween Display

Since I promised you all I would post this, here we go.
My husband has been putting together an outdoor Halloween display for 3 years now.  It's kind of become our thing.  The kids are starting to know about 'the place with the Halloween yard'.  
The past two years he made a Halloween tunnel by building a wall covered in tarps along our walkway and placing all sorts of creepiness inside with gloomy lights and fog.  
This year he really wanted to create a giant spider and web.  We settled with a sort of graveyard look with a giant spider web covering it all.  
Anyways, here's the pictures I took.  Some during the day, some in the evening.

He put the the fence together with small pieces of 1x2 and brad nails.  Then sprayed (messily, to create the dirty/blotchy look) it with black and brown spray paint

The web was made with 1/4 inch white rope and zip-ties.  Then he attached limbs, animals and bones in the web.  They were wrapped with some of the webbing (you know, that stringy stuff you buy to create your own webs), but then we got a load of snow that sort of washed it all away).

A few of the headstones.

The fence of reaching hands.  

The warning sign.

He placed a wheelbarrow with skeletons and bones inside along with dirt (and a few red string lights) in the graveyard as well.

His moving coffin.  It had a sensor on it so when you passed by, the lid would lift up and down as if someone were trying to get out.  He even attached the fake arms sticking out to make it look more realistic.  Kinda neat.  The kids loved it though.

Ah.  The ginormous spider.  This guy lowered and raised 2 feet on a string (rope).

My husband made him out of paper mache and PVC tubing and insulator.

And here's a few shots at night for spookier effect.

And for a lasting effect (HA!), here's a little video for you all.

Hope you all had a super and safe Halloween!!
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Stephanie Michaels said... Best Blogger Tips

That is awesome! I love the spider web and the skeletons in!the wheel barrel!

Crystelle Boutique said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my! Your house is Halloween heaven! I hope you got a lot of trick-or-treaters! I especially like how you used the spray paint for the sign. So seriously creepy ...
hugs ~ Crystelle

Dixie n Dottie said... Best Blogger Tips

Y'all went all out! Is that snow?

vixen Made said... Best Blogger Tips

@Dixie n Dottie Yes, it is snow! I'm a little sad we had to get it early this year. Thanks!!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said... Best Blogger Tips

you guys are so much fun! I've always admired the folks that decorate I've just been to lazy to join in on the fun.