Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Outdoor Halloween Decorations

I saw a fun idea for turning the front of your house into a monster on Pinterest.  I knew right away I wanted to do something similar.  We get a lot of wind in the evenings so I knew we had to make it out of something sturdy.  After looking around the hardware store I decided on 1' foam board.  I traced out the design on my teeth and eyes and cut it out using the blade of a hand saw.  I then painted everything white using flat white paint.  I added the eyes and teeth outlines using acrylic paint.  We originally hung everything with nails but the pieces blew down.  We rehung the pieces with longer screws and the teeth have a board across the back to hold it tightly against the house.
It has been fun to watch the cars slow down in front of the house and check out the monster face.

 My other new decoration this year is dug up skeletal remains.  I had some skeleton pieces from last year so this project didn't cost me anything.  I used one of our old wheelbarrows and filled it with dirt.  I threw a few leaves on top but they quickly blew away in the wind.  I set the skeleton pieces in the dirt and leaned an old shovel against the wheelbarrow.  It was easy to do and looks great in the front yard.

Have you come up with any new inexpensive decorations this year?


Emily Clinton said...

That is SO good!! I love those monster teeth!!

Anonymous said...

I came across this on Pinterest and had to stop by and comment! I LOVE this! Hope you don't mind if I steal it for my porch, we have a long narrow entry and this would be awesome!
Have a great day!


Auntie Cake said...

Saw the front of your house pics on pinterest. Love it. How fun would it be to trick-or-treat at your house? Awesome!

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Breanna Corrigan said...

How did you get this to stick to your stucco? Where do you find the foam board?
Could you email me?? Im so excited to try this but have no idea how you would make it stick :(
my email is becorrigan@gmail.com Thanks!!

sorry i reposted my questions because I didnt click the option to have it email me the response. Sorry for all the posting and deleting. I hope you get back to me I'd love to try this :)

Jen Anderson said...

If I remember right it was 1 inch foam insulation board. We got it at Home Depot.
When we bought the house it had several mails on the front of the house. I think they were to hang Christmas lights. Anyway, we just pushed the foam board onto the nails.
I hope that helps.

Breanna Corrigan said...

it does :) thank you for responding :))

Doc Wort said...

May I use your house monster photo on my web site

Meow Opre said...

yessssssssss! thanks for these Halloween decoration ideas . This year’s Halloween is going to be more creative and hopefully cheap too. lol :D

Jim Turner said...

What a good idea! My wife saw it on Pinterest, and we did it too! Very fun.

Thanks for posting it. We appreciate the idea and info.

lee woo said...

I love to be outdoors, so I like to hike, bike and go to the beach. See the link below for more info.