Andy has done an outstanding job this year of decorating our house for Halloween. It's not really the 'done thing' here in New Zealand to celebrate Halloween, but since moving back from Canada we always have. We get a few trick or treaters - not as many as we'd like but a few. We love to see the reactions of the people walking past, seeing our decorations. It also gives us an opportunity to meet our neighbours who also feel the need to comment
For our main lounge window we bought some black card and Andy set about cutting out all these images. He painstakingly wound red cellophane around his Christmas lights rope to make it glow red, then outlined the window and some of the shapes with it.
The ghosts wouldn't stay still long enough for me to photograph them - funny ghosts don't usually like their photo being taken. These were made with a polystyrene ball covered with two layers of white cloth, one filmy and one mesh type fabric. The cloth was soaked in a mixture of PVA glue and water to make it stiff.
You've seen the headstones before - they were made from plywood, painted white and then we used black shoe polish to make them look old.
The birds on the door were cut from MDF with a Dremel saw then painted black. In New Zealand we don't get the large pumpkins so we didn't make any jack-o-lanterns this year. I'm trying to figure out how I can make some large pumpkins (or rather what to make them from) so I can use them every year and it won't matter if they get wet.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of our Halloween house. Roll on Monday and the fun begins.
October 28, 2016