Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Decor

Browsing the internet I found these two ideas for outdoor Halloween decorations:






(Witch instructions here)













Here are the versions Kim and I developed:










I had all the equipment except for the mask and the white sheets so it wasn't too expensive.

The witch gives a little trouble staying upright (she likes napping I guess), especially with Mondays storm which caused power outages across town including here.

Wish the ghosts could have been taller. But overall I'm happy with the result.

The skeleton faces are river rocks I painted years ago and bring out from the garage every Halloween. Same with the two fake pumpkins; cut out years ago.

Hope everyone has a great Halloween.



15 comments:

Prairie Chicken... said...

YES YES YES! Your painted skull rocks are superb! Seriously love those! And your kitty-behind a- pumpkin jack-o-lantern is envy inducing.

Barbarapc said...

What a great display. The rocks have an Edvard Munch quality - brilliant. How many children will you get on Saturday?

Kim and Victoria said...

Prairie Chicken - Thanks!

Barbarapc - Usually we get around 30. I'm hoping for more this year.

our friend Ben said...

Wow, your witch is the greatest, Victoria! Actually convincing-looking! Do you really mean to say those aren't real pumpkins? They sure fooled me! (But then, so did the witch!) And my cursor must have been obscuring part of your post title since I first read it as "Halloween Doctor." I immediately had thoughts of someone rushing around giving CPR to horrible Halloween displays. Thank heavens yours would never qualify! And a very happy Hallowe'en to you and yours!!!

Rosemary said...

Great spooky display!

Janet said...

Wow! looks like you all are ready for Halloween! Wish we had a few trick or treaters. Kind of takes the fun out it when no one comes to our neighborhood.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

I'd be afraid to go to my garage if those rocks were there! You did a great job! Decorations - check! Come over, look at my check list!

rmvisser said...

Wow you guys are keeners. I take my witch's (or clown's or pirate's) hat off to you.

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Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love it! I bet you had fun getting it all set up. I love how Halloween can bring out the kid in us.

François-Xavier said...

je suis toujours étonné par cette tradition qui n'a pratiquement pas court ici en France, et l'intérêt que vous lui portez chaque année. Je trouve cela très amusant, cela nous annonce tout doucement les fêtes de l'hiver qui approche à grands pas ...
bisous bien chauds de Toulouse (24°C)
François

Heather said...

That witch is perfect! She looks like she is very intent on stirring the pot and the bubbles look absolutely real! That will be a display the kids will love for sure~

Peggy said...

We enjoy looking at this display every night. I'm envious of your creativity!

RainGardener said...

I love the faces on your river rocks - very creative and I bet they were fun to do. Your witch it great too. Super display. I really need to do more for Halloween than plug in a plastic pumpkin. LOL I really knock myself out doing that. hehehe

Ginger said...

Too cute!! Y'all are talented!

Dirt Princess said...

Very nice! Leave it you two to come up with such creative ideas! I will have to remember this for next year