These are all photos from Halloween 2013 when I really wanted to utilize more black lights in the haunted maze. I used fluorescent yellow highlighter dunked in water to fill the flask and added fluorescent highlights using acrylic paint on the clown flag. These are some of my all-time favorite black light photos that I have captured so far.
Although our Halloween party and home haunt are out of the question for this year, it doesn't mean we can't celebrate in a different way. I already have an alternate way to celebrate that involves just being home and doing a mini haunted trail for my son. I'm also already doing some online Halloween browsing and came upon a few items that I really want! I haven't ordered anything yet but I thought I would share them here!
Halloween Wind Up Toys
These could be party favors or all-year-around shelf decorations. I'm just sayin'!
Where to buy: Amazon.com
Here's a simple and inexpensive DIY idea to spook up any entry!
I made these using old dress socks, stuffed 'em with soft pillow stuffing, tied 'em up and added some webs on the the outer layer. Before I added the white webs and spiders, I spray painted over them with green and orange fluorescent paint so that they would pop under the black light. I also popped on some extra eyeballs I had laying around.
COST: Virtually nothing! (used materials I already had.)
I'm really into LED lights, whether it be for Halloween or Christmas. They're so much brighter, use less energy and are a lot safer because the bulbs don't get hot. In fact, over the years I have completely switched to only LED and its all I'll buy now! Above you'll notice skeleton LED lights intertwined with bright blue LED lights from Christmas. Together they give off an eerie and skull-tastic glow and look great with the light on or off! My recommendation is to try to find blue, purple, or red LED light sets on clearance after Christmas to add to your indoor or outdoor scenes. These were draped over my shelves in the photos below.
One of my favorite things to do is set the mood to the entrance to our house with eerie lighting! This is a shot from 2019. I normally preserve the props for the actual maze, but I think this was a good choice with the green lighting. My sister actually bought the purple skeleton light for our maze and it actually has interchangeable lenses!
Is it too early to start thinking about Halloween?
My Halloween blog is officially active for 2020!
I’m so excited to finally have a place to share progress on our home haunt, any Halloween DIY projects I’m working on and even links to great Halloween resources I find on the net.
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