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  1. Other "Crystal Ball" Craft

    Halloween Crafts
    Sorry, for the picture quality. I tried to get decent ones but it was a challenge. Did this craft in the public library last October. Pre-painted wood candlesticks with black gel stain then provided patrons with clear glass ornaments and Halloween images printed onto transparency paper...
  2. Press break, anyone?

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    I'm in need of two pieces of aluminum, 18" x 4". Each needs two bends near one of its long dimension, at 7/16" and 13/16". So, basically a "J". The pieces will be used to rebuild the failing, wooden sides of a silverware drawer in the kitchen whose wood has been whittled away over the years...
  3. Other: Electrified Fence for dino theme

    Halloween Props
    Determined to pull off the dino theme this year and working on an idea for an electric fence to cordon off areas where I will be using AtmosFear's Dino Experience projections for "live" dinosaurs. I'm trying to keep the cost down, easy construction (limited tools), materials need to fit in my...
  4. Coffin Coronary - by Death Lord

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    ​Partsman's Note: Here's another how-to from Death Lord enjoy There are lots of places to find how to make a toe pincher casket on the internet, but I couldn't find a single place on building authentic coffins. Above you can see that we have used the dimensions of an actual casket to place our...
  5. Mechanical: Linkage for props

    Halloween Props
    Just a suggestion for metal linkage for your props. I know you can use a variety of things like pvc, metal, aluminum, wood or even string. I just bought these 1/4" thick by 3/4" wide aluminum bars. All 12" long. You can input all kind of sizes or lengths on Ebay. I got 10 for $18 free...
  6. Other My version of Nightmare Before Christmas count down clock

    Halloween Crafts
    Here is my version of the NBC count down clock i love how it turned out. I built a wood box Next i paint box and after paint was dry i added the little wood knobs For the face i actual found a clock that would fit inside a grape vine wreath I painted the wreath and edge of clock black...
  7. Static: My Versions of the NBC count down clock

    Halloween Props
    Here is my version of the NBC count down clock i love how it turned out. I built a wood box Next i paint box and after paint was dry i added the little wood knobs For the face i actual found a clock that would fit inside a grape vine wreath I painted the wreath and edge of clock...
  8. Static: How Could I Go About Recreating This Scene?

    Halloween Props
    Hi All! I'm new here- I decided to sign up because I made my first Halloween scene this year and had such a great time. Now I'm already thinking about next year... I want to do a Pirates of the Caribbean scene from The Curse of the Black Pearl, specifically the treasure cave scene. I would like...
  9. Beef Netting Web, Giant, Lightweight Foil Spider

    Halloween Props
    #$%@ Pinterest made me want to try to make a foil spider. Lightweight, weatherproof, huge! NOTHING STICKS TO $%&# FOIL! Found that out not as quickly as expected. Here's how I made mine: Legs: I stuck heavy wire in 5’&6’ pool noodles, crinkled & uncrinkled heavy duty foil and glued on with...
  10. Static: Made a hayride cart, pretty easy prop

    Halloween Props
    We made a hayride cart to go behind our corpse skeleton horse (home D). We used a small table that the legs go down short. Cut a thin piece of wood about the same size as the table, (thin, like the kind from wood crates, not plywood) then made a lip on the 2 long sides to fit over the table...
  11. Static: Epitaph Wall

    Halloween Props
    So I made this a number of years ago. It will (eventually) span all the way across the porch (hopefully next year) BUT i have a small problem. It's more or less secure across the top, but the bottom flops around in the wind despite a wood frame behind. The screws are also puling away from the...
  12. Static: Pallet Pumpkin

    Halloween Props
    This pallet wood pumpkin project was so easy to do from start to finish. It started with the last pallet wood I had disassembled last year. Then I scavenged from the kids craft paint stash. Some dry brushing the paint on and swiping it off and it was done in time for the little trick or...
  13. How to Build a Coffin out of Insulation Foam Board

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  14. Static: coffin out of Foam Board

    Halloween Props
    I tried something new. I've made tombstones out of this stuff but wanted to try a coffin. I just need to figure a way to make it shake or something. I am putting a speaker inside for sound effects. I made a (painfully long) video for my blog but here are some photos. It was fun to make!!:o
  15. Mechanical: How to create anchor for motor?

    Halloween Props
    I have this motor with pulley that is attached to my cage prop that I want to spin a couple feet off the ground. Are there any suggestions on how I can anchor this motor to some fixed point? I tried attached to a long piece of wood whose ends were held between two bird feeder poles but I'm...
  16. Mausoleums On a Tight Budget

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    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...
  17. Building Strait Even Fence

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    So a few years ago when I first built a fence for my hard i struggled to keep everything strait and even. It took some thought but I created this item to help me build consistent fencing every time. It was build with 5 pieces of 5 foot long boards (I cut them CRUDELY down to 4 feet to be...
  18. Cheap and Easy Tombstone Projector Disquise

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    It seems that Halloween haunt video projections are everywhere now. What was just a few years ago only seen in high end commercial haunts or Disney and similar attractions are now available to the average home haunter like me. From fun and entertaining singing pumpkins (my personal favorite) to...
  19. Custom wood burning

    For Sale By Merchants
    I don't really know what to put here, just thought i'd suggest this for some of yall who might like this stuff. My dad does wood burning on the side. I have a few hastily taken pictures of some of the Halloween ones. Closer looks and customs are certainly doable. Prices are negotiable.:)
  20. Static: Witches hut nearly done.

    Halloween Props
    My 11ft high witches hut just needs a few more finishing touches and its adornments adding. It's great turning junk wood back into something useable again. :D
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