every pirate yard haunt needs some treasure and loot! i took a barrel that i had and a chest that i got real cheap at a thrift store. i put a turkey roasting pan in the bottom of the barrel.(the barrel had a foot deep bottom on one end) ,i also layered tin foil in the chest.then i put a couple of strands of clear christmas lights in each.the foil is to help reflect the light in the chest and barrel.
i spray painted some cheap glasses and plates($1 at dollar tree) with metallic gold and silver paint.i did the same with some rocks and poker chips.this was such a simple and cheap effect for the treasure chest and barrel.i also had some of the fake gold coins and got a bunch of bead strands after christmas.the beads look like pearls. i add real jewelry that i get for next to nothing at yard sales and thrift stores. heres some night time pics. hope you like them.