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SHOUTS AND MURMURS

THE DEAD HAVE RISEN IN MY YARD!

All of these guys were the very first things to inhabit my front yard. Them and about 3 different tombstones.  The heads were styrofoam skulls that I cut the jaw so their mouths would open, the bodies are all the cheap blucky skeletons, and the hands were made with with wire, masking tape and cardboard.  To stiffen up the bodies they have pvc to stiffen them up.  Different string and rope thicknesses were used to give them the veins.  The outside skin was carpet rubber glue and paper towels.  Then after they were done drying I diluted some brown latex paint and rubbed dirt into them.  The center pvc that ran up their spines and the one I put leg bones on were held up with a piece of rebar hammered into the grass.

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WEBSTORE HAS!!!!

I found this great website that sells vintage and reproductions of different stuff.  My favorites were the different Halloween and Christmas decorations and the cards and stickers that I remember as a kid going to the  5 and dime store and getting.  They also has a large number of  The Day Of The Dead stuff.  For those that don't know of the day of the dead, it's a Mexican  and Latin American holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.  It occurs on November 1 and 2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls' Day (Nov2). I like all of the older types of decorations, especially the paper ones.  They even have alot of vintage, real old cards, tickets and decorations from the 50's, 60's and 70's.  If you have a chance and want to look at some cool stuff  head on over to http://www.silvercrowcreations.com/.  You won't be disappointed on wh…

A FEW HOW TO'S COMING TO A BLOG NEAR YOU SOON!!!

These are a few of the pictures of the different how-to projects I will be giving instructions on for those who have not done these things before, and for those people that have done them I will give may give you a couple new hints or ways I have done them and and have worked out for me.  The first, from the pictures of the spiders with skulls and the egg sacks, will be of how to make webs with a glue gun.  You're probably thinking, I know how to do these! This has been done before!  It may have been done before but I have found an easier way of doing it without having a compressor.  I ran across this way of making webs of of Instructables and in no way taking credit for it.    There will also be one on making candles for your own haunt.  Some of the info may seem the same but I will give you some other hints and tricks that I have used to make mine.  If you do decide to make some for your haunt,  be warned that you can't make just a couple.  Your haunt will look better with the…

STYROFOAM HAS BEEN VERY, VERY GOOD FOR ME!!!!!

Over the past 4 or 5 years on my haunt I have used alot of styrofoam.  carry the white insulating foam. I like it and sometimes it can get messy.  My tools that I usually use when I'm working with it is a rechargeable circular saw (usually when I'm cutting straight lines).  I also have a Ginsu knife that I'll use when I don't hav