I plan on taking Thursday and Friday off. I hope to have 50% or more done this weekend or at least ready to go for quick installation. Hopefully, I can finish all loose ends on Thursday. I was working on stuff all the way to 7pm last year as the kids started walking down to my house. I have no intention of putting that kind of pressure on myself this year.
I know that Spirit has pretty much sold out of the led spots and fire and ice and toxic green led lights. Home Depot has their Christmas stuff out and they have all these in stock. They are made by Gemmy but are packaged for Christmas in different boxes. I don't know for sure that they are the same but they sure look like it. The spot light LEDs are $15 and the fire and ice type lights are $20. They have blue, red and green spots and fire and ice type light in the same colors. I got a blue...
I hope that the cannibal people are finished by Rick and the gang. If that happens, I bet one of the the Terminus people has Michon's sword. Michon is not the same character when killing zombies with a gun versus the ultra cool slicing and dicing sword.
The only thing that I liked in there was the giant skulls for $20. If they became cheap enough, I might pick up a couple to add to my roof next year. Besides the fact that they're huge, they're not very realistic looking but I'm still drawn to them for some reason. I think it's because I had a couple of Halloween dreams where I had large skull props.
Our larger store was nearly out of all of their Nightmare Before Christmas stuff, but I didn't go to our smaller store to see what they...
I am so happy with the first two episodes this season. Nice pace, solid plots. Plus, they have reset the good guy/bad guy paradigm. I get Rick and them have self doubts at times about their killing, but the bad guys this season are really, really, bad. I wonder what the preacher did that his him all tangled up. I bet he locked up the church and would not let people in.
Let's see oaklawn crematory!
Here is what I did Saturday. A piece of Halloween flash from my artist & more work on my wrap around calf Haunted Mansion piece. The completed half can be seen in my misc album.
I don't look at Halloween as a display to be enjoyed by people driving by. I view it is as more of a one night performance. Now, that is easy for me to say since I live on a cul-de-sac in a neighborhood with little to no traffic. I would have maybe 4 neighbors that could look down the street and see my set-up.
So for me, it is all about Halloween night and the 75 kids that will drop by. I start about three weeks out with some of the big stuff, like the cemetery fence with an emphasis on...
Is anyone seeing battery op light strings in store...multi color, or all green or all red...you know, that other holiday...but I want them for Halloween!
DG has them but they're 3 bucks each. I'm looking for 1 dollar, preferably!
We only had about 50, if that, total for both nights last year. Weather was cold and rainy, though.
I bought 6 bags of vampire fangs with candy blood bags (48 pc total), 252 chocolate bar pcs, and 200 Willy Wonka pcs. Plus 100 glow bracelets and some leftover mini rubber ducks from last year. (and somewhere, stickers and spider rings!)
I learned that Priority 2 Day shipping paid for online is much cheaper than paying at the Post Office. I regularly pay less than $15 per box, and the ones that I send are considered to be larger than their "large" Priority box. I know that a lot of people don't like to use their cards online, but this has saved me a LOT of money in the past year. I don't know if the frequency that I send packages has anything to do with it or not.
I agree with getting the box arranged first, too, so that...
Your bats sound cool! :)
I don't think that my idea for the battery op bats is going to work. They are too heavy to hang right. I don't want to give up any of the bats that I already have, so i will have to go buy a new DT bat to fold and glue. I'll post it when it's done!
Tomorrow is my big decorating day. I haven't touched the yard or porch in weeks! I just haven't had time.
I like those, but I need something that's about the size of the rubber Dollar Tree/Walgreens bats. This is the perch. I don't know what it's really supposed to be. I realized after I posted, that I have a couple of those battery op flying bats that don't fly anymore. Maybe I can fanagle one of those onto it. :)
Preferably small, inexpensive rubber ones? I bought a floor candleholder that to me, looks like a bird perch. I'd like to make a bat perch out of it, and keep it near the front door.
I could "fold" and glue a flying bat, but if there are sleeping bats for sale somewhere, that would be quicker.