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  1. Red & Blue lighting - Need your help!

    General Halloween
    I'm already planning my yard display for next year and I really like this lighting trick I saw on Stiltbeast Studios youtube page So I want to make a bunch of props & signs that in blue light look somewhat friendly/normal, but in red light look super scary. For example: a large sign where...
  2. A Use for Campaign Signs

    General Halloween
    This is not a political post, I promise! Now that it's election day in the US, there's going to be a lot of leftover campaign signs cluttering the landscape and landfills. But the wire sign frames make *great* tombstone stakes, either for home built stones or as replacements. And the plastic...
  3. Static: Just found a huge, retro Sleepy Hollow sign at TJ Maxx ... how to improve on it?

    Halloween Props
    Hi guys, So in the spirit of my pumpkin sentinel and funeral hearse I found this perfect sign to go in my yard to drive the effect home. Never seen one like it and it's pretty impressive. Solid, sturdy wood and nice graphics and routering. That said, I want to "relic" it a bit more. How...
  4. new house - new setup

    General Halloween
    We bought a new house in January and getting ready to setup for this year next weekend. i am sure a lot of people have been here, but nervous for the new neighborhood to see what we do. Not only hoping it goes over well, but the yard is so much different really don't know where to start or how...
  5. Mausoleums On a Tight Budget

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Making props in our house is a combination of two things… a love of Halloween and a budget of a church mouse. It does take a bit of patience to find the right things for free or low cost, but it’s part of Halloween for us. Our treats are finding things we can use for props and our trick is...
  6. Keep your red and blue out of my orange and black! A challenge to our neighbors

    General Halloween
    Years ago during another election I actually saw parents yelling at each other on a lawn on Halloween over a STUPID political sign while their kids watched. I went over and broke it up, mainly because I was bigger than they were :D But in all seriousness I saw what it was doing to their...
  7. Static: Making Painted Halloween Signs

    Halloween Props
    Testing out a new camera, and I hope it inspires somebody
  8. Prop Showcase: Halloween Yard Signs

    Halloween Props
    Halloween yard signs, got most of my ideas here, thanks for all the inspiration and help! The Sanderson's sign I'm hoping with spot lighting at night will show up better than in my garage :)
  9. Static: Hospital Signs? Ideas?

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone! I am having a haunted asylum theme this year and I was looking for ideas for how to make the hospital signs. Mainly for room signs like "morgue," "surgery/lobotomy room,"office," etc. Trying to get as realistic as possible on a budget you know? I have tried pinterest and searching...
  10. Keep your Red and Blue out of my Orange and Black!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Something else goes up during this time of year besides our awesome Halloween stuff. Political signs!! Now of course we all have our own views and favorite candidates but wouldn't it be nice if everyone just put their signs away for one night and let the kids enjoy themselves without some...
  11. How To Paint a Wooden Sign (Even if you have not talent at all)

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Want to pain a wooden Halloween Sign (but you have no actual talent) ? Like many home haunters I like to have wooden painted signs in my Haunted Forest but I have absolutely no artistic talent at all, I mean none, zilch, nada. However, like several of my forum friends have discovered, I am...
  12. Static: Direction signs

    Halloween Props
    Working on more props today. So im building direction signs. Im going to put a couple of these out. Im deciding on what color to paint. Maybe white..... im not sure yet. Im going to put names like "Camp Crystal Lake" and "Bates Motel" on them. The sign is 6 feet tall so as you walk by it is at...
  13. Where are you at?

    General Halloween
    Halloween is just over 50 days away - so where are you at? I know what I'm going to do. I've drawn plans, made lists, sorted props and started shopping. But I haven't painted any signs or gravestones, put anything up or built/dressed any character dummies. How about you?
  14. Michael's 2015 Halloween and Halloween Related Items

    General Halloween
    I was in Michael's yesterday and they never disappoint in having items useful for a haunt. Lots of different cloches, all 50 or 60 percent off. These awesome resin chalkboard signs: Bottles in Summer colors:
  15. Signs for sale

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    For those interested. . .I'm handy at making detailed wooden signs. . . Email me for details. . . Plus I love making them. . .each one is unique and I can make them appeared aged and cracked. . .I actually use a wood burning tool for most of it. . .
  16. Other January Craft of the month is Wreath / Signs

    Halloween Crafts
    Starting this thread just to give people a heads up to January craft of the month January – Wreath / Signs:) this is about being creative and seeing what everyone comes up with its not a contest just to have fun. maybe even doing something you never tried before share ideas post up in...
  17. Official Signs of Fall Thread 2014

    General Halloween
    Hello everyone! So I couldn't help myself I just had to start this thread after the weather we have been experiencing here in New Hampshire over the past week. There has been little to no humidity during the day with a nice breeze and we have had pretty crisp nights for the past week :) The...
  18. Easy signs for walls or material

    Party Ideas. Experiences and Recipes
    So many people have created awesome signs for their parties. I don't have the steady hand to produce them and I'm a bit impatient to put the time in. I want to move on to other decorating projects. This idea has worked so well for me this year, I thought I would share. For those not...
  19. How to Attract People

    General Halloween
    So here's my problem. I live at the end of a street in a cul de sac, my house and yard are actually down hill from the drive. My yard is not very visible. Last year, I had maybe 6 trick or treaters come to my door, because frankly the rest of my neighborhood sucks *** at halloween. That...