My 2018 Outdoor Haunt

One of my favorite things about the Halloween season is driving around and seeing everyone’s haunted houses, spooky stoops, and grinning gourds. I decided (despite the unseasonably warm temperature) to haunt the front of my house that last week in September and wanted to share with you how it turned out!

I still have yet to decide if inflatable creatures are cute or tacky – but maybe it’s the in-between feelings I have that make me want to continue to invest in them to spook my yard.

The tombstones were actually made by my dad and I circa 2002 or so when I was a kid. When I got married and moved in with my husband, somehow I got to take the tombstones with me and I have no complaints.

I repainted this tombstone when my dad and I rediscovered the props in the attic years ago. Originally, this tombstone read “B.I.H Bin Laden” (B.I.H = burn in hell) , which is definitely a sign of the times for when it was created.

This little boo ghost was the first inflatable creature I ever bought! I’m happy his spook game is still going strong 5 years later.

I’m batty for my newest addition (I call him Fernando) that I found at Walmart this season.

I scored these cute metal pumpkins at a garage sale this past spring for $0.50 each. They need some work, but for the price you cannot beat a little fixer upper piece.

I love the vintage look of my wreath (I kept the wreath I made this year on the interior of my door) I found a few years ago at Old Time Pottery. I have seen some similar styles of it this year pop-up in catalogs and around the web. One that I can recall is this cutie from Victorian Trading Co.

It wouldn’t be Halloween without my pal Jack!  (Click on his name to read his story).

I am very happy with how my new DIY front porch sign turned out – I’m getting antsy to make more!

I hope you enjoyed this pictorial tour of my outdoor Halloween-scape!

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