DIY Spooky Props That Will Have the Neighbors Talking!

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No doubt you enjoy the trick or treaters that come to your door on Halloween and you don’t want to scare them off. If you are tempted to really make your home stand out this Halloween then you really need to think about a few of these diy spooky props.

How about a head in a jar sitting on your front porch!

headinajarimage source: instructables

Here’s what you need to make your own:

  • Photo editing software
  • Large jar
  • food colouring
  • computer printer
  • paper lamination (also available at local print/copy store)

Making your own head in a jar is easy, but requires some photo editing skills. I’ve included a tutorial on how I made mine, and took me about 30 minutes to compose. Personalizing this prank will make it more effective. But, if you’re not a pro with photo editing, you can download my flattened head image below.

click on the image link for the full instructions

Want a few ghosts roaming around your backyard?

ghostsimage source:wackyarchives

This is really easy to do with the right wire. Click on the image source and you will get the easy to follow instructions

Ghost Scultpures

ghost sculpturesimage source:makezine

Can you believe these are simply made with clear packing tape. The image source link will take you to where you can find out how to create these.

How about some Harry Potter touches with a floating candle ceiling. Once nighttime hits this has a magnificient effect

candle ceilingimage source:eatingbender

This is really just made from cardboard paper rolls and led lights, and is really easy yet impressive. For the actual instructions visit here.

How about a visit from the grim reaper?

grim reaperimage source:babble

  1. Parts List

    2 – 90 degree PVC elbows
    3 – 45 degree PVC elbows
    1 – 4-Way PVC Cross
    2 – 1 1/4 “ –> 1” PVC Adapters
    1 – 8ft. 1 ¼” PVC Pipe
    1 – 1” PVC Cap
    ¼” screws
    1 – Metal hook with screw end
    ~ 25ft. of chicken wire
    1 – 1 ½” steel flange
    1 – 1 ½” x 4” steel pipe
    3 – STC-R brackets (home depot) Store SKU # 464163
    1 – RTU2 brackets (home depot) Store SKU # 251352
    1 – 2’ x 2’ 3/4″ MDF Board
    Burlap (Wal-Mart)
    1 – Gallon of Black Paint (cheapest you can find. Got mine at Wal-Mart)
    1 – Rust-o-Leum Stone style spray paint (optional)
    3 – Foam brushes
    1 – Drywall Mixing tool
    1 – Gallon of Dry-Lock Masonry Sealer

 visit monster mud for the step by step instructions
A bubbling blood bath might be a little freaky!
blood bathimage source: instructables
This one might take a little more work, but if you take your time with it you could use it year after year.

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