For those planning on doing some Halloween decorating over the weekend for the kiddies, be sure to check out my cousin Beverly’s really cool site, Sleepless Souls. Her home in Charlotte was featured on HGTV’s Extreme Halloween special, but since then she has moved to South Carolina and has a whole new house to decorate which should mean some new projects being posted soon.
Beverly has come up with some really neat ideas that are fairly inexpensive and she provides such detailed instructions that most anyone can execute them. A friend of mine is trying the Funeral Procession display (pictured below) this year.
Update: Susan in NC shares a really cool and inexpensive Halloween costume idea from her extremely smart daughter.
Go as a bag of Jelly Bellies!!
Get large clear garbage bag, with drawstring.
Small multicolor balloons.
Get a Jelly Belly logo blown up at Kinkos.
Headband with plastic bag attached to look like the top of a bag closed with a red bow.
Yellow tights. Red leotard.
Cut leg holes in the bottom of the bag and step in, fill with blown up balloons. Pull drawn string to close and secure under your arm. Or if you are a little person, close it around your neck and cut arm holes. Double sided tape attaches the logo to the front. Put the headband on your head and you are ready to go! (You may want to load the balloons when you get to party as they are hard and loud to sit on!!)
One of my favorites is the realistic looking crypt that features a skeleton hand lifting the lid. (The lid is motorized to rise up and down.) I would love to hear from any Wizbang readers who attempt the projects posted at Sleepless Souls. Have fun!