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Old 09-01-2008, 07:59 AM   #1
 
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I love Halloween, it's my favorite holiday! I just got what may be my all time favorite decorations to celebrate the season, Skel-A-Flamingos:



Just wondering if anyone else has cool Halloween decorating ideas, I'm always looking for ways to make the yard a little weirder!
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i LOVE halloween. a couple years ago, i made my parents' front deck look like a pirate ship (complete with a flag!), and tried to make the yard look like a graveyard at gallows point (that didn't turn out as well as i liked it, but i didn't spend a lot of time on that part).

last year, my boyfriend and i carved some really cool pumpkins. i tried to make our place look like a haunted forest, but unfortunately time and money wouldn't allow it to look that good.

you could try to make your house look like the bates motel, maybe. that place is pretty weird. those flamingos are awesome.

here are a few pictures of our pumpkins - it was the first time i had ever carved anything other than a regular jack-o-lantern face, so it was pretty fun. and i'm pretty proud of them.








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My avatar is Wile E carved in a pumpkin
Maybe SweetPickles will post. She's really into Halloween & has shared some very cool pics!
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Your avatar rocks Wile-E! Dang, I wish I was more artistic (and less klutzy, sharp objects are not my friends), I'm so impressed with your carving skills Rebecca, especially the Alfred Hitchcock! This is the time of year I wish I had an old Victorian house, it's hard to make a 3 bedroom ranch menacing!
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This is the time of year I wish I had an old Victorian house, it's hard to make a 3 bedroom ranch menacing!

i know what you mean! the house i grew up in (my parents' house) is a big old house, with a coal bin and everything. it could be quite spooky, especially in the fall..
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i know what you mean! the house i grew up in (my parents' house) is a big old house, with a coal bin and everything. it could be quite spooky, especially in the fall..
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I love the one on the right! I must try that this year.

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i love to decorate fo rhalloween too! I can't wait to see what i can do to the new house & yard...
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I love carving pumpkins every year


These are the ones I did last year:




And the year before:

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I want to do some by painting over lace like this:
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Ella, you must tell us where you got your flamingos!!! Or the manufacturer -- I'll probably have to try to get them on-line.

They're wonderful.

Continue with the Halloween talk -- I can never have too much Halloween . . .
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So, All this Halloween talk made me get my decorations out... My husband said it was WAY too early for actual Halloween decorations, so I just put up some plain pumpkins fo rFall. I mean, it IS September, right?! The problem is- we don't have much of a "fall season". Whatever- I am gonna wait to do outside decorating until next week or so. I want to make a scarecrow, but I am worried that it might freak me out....haha! This year, I want to do a lot of natural decorating. For example, I have a large glass vase that I filled with twigs. Sounds stupid, but look spretty good. I also filled a wooden bowl lined with a green cloth napkin with nuts. Very Autumn-ish...Outside I plan of filling my wheelbarrow with Pumpkins and sitting it in the yard.
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I need to figure out what my costume will be this year and in a hurry! I always try to go for a "total transformation" type thing. The year before last I was Marilyn Monroe and last year I was Cleopatra. I really love Halloween!
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I want to do some by painting over lace like this:
Ok, now THAT is an awesome idea... has anyone done this before?

This was my pumpkin a few years ago (the last time I carved one )

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Old 09-02-2008, 04:15 PM   #15
 
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I was surprised to find that Martha Stewart actually had some real nifty Halloween ideas.

Autumn!

Martha Stewart: Halloween Ideas

A bit lighter than i'm used to, but fun nonetheless.

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At Cracker Barrel I got a dog dressed in a ghost costume. It's adorable.
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At Cracker Barrel I got a dog dressed in a ghost costume. It's adorable.
And what will you be wearing this year?
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Ella, you must tell us where you got your flamingos!!! Or the manufacturer -- I'll probably have to try to get them on-line.
I got mine at an Ace Hardware, but they are available online:

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My problem is I don't know if I can wait til October to put them out! BTW I am seriously jealous of all the pumpkin carving skill here! Everyone is so artistic and (unlike me) can handle knives without stitches being involved
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Thanks for the link! It would be tempting to leave them up year-round . . .
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I want to do some by painting over lace like this:


Oooooh I just saw this idea online yesterday and I thought it looked so cute! I can't wait to try it.
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