Instructables: exploring - living - decorations - featured Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:25:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 Put a Pumpkin on It Penolopy Bulnick Don't want to deal with pumpkins at all this Halloween?  No problem!  You can make an awesome Halloween jack-o-lantern out of almost anything you can find around your house.  Try one of these awesome alternatives to the traditional pumpkin jack-o-lantern.   Wine bottle jack-o-lanterns Mac-O-L...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 15:57:19 PDT
Vampire Fangs Place Card Holders!
Vampire Fangs Place Card Holders! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Vampire Fangs Place Card Holders!Turn super cheap Vampire Fangs into fancy place setting name card holders...or labels for the Halloween Food Buffet table! Supplies! Get some cheap fangs from the store. I got 12 for 97 cents.You will also need hot glue/gunand silver spray paint (or whatever color...
By: doodlecraft

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:02:51 PDT
Ultimate Halloween Decorations poofrabbit I ADORE Halloween! I grew up in a town where Halloween was and is a BIG deal. School gets out for Halloween in my home town, we have two nights of trick-or-treating and a crazy big Halloween parade. Growing up like that Halloween gets in your blood. I found instructables because I was looking f...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 13:50:29 PDT
Portable and cheap lighting for outdoor decorations
Portable and cheap lighting for outdoor decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> lime3D This is for folks that want to put up temporary holiday displays. In this case, these light holders were created for the Nightmare Cruisers Hearse Club. When we set up at haunted attractions, it is always dark. Even with decorative lighting installed, a black hearse is hard to see at night. Also, we...
By: lime3D

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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:06:37 PDT
Halloween Candy Jar
Halloween Candy Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> Preval There’s no trick to this simple and affordable project. It's one crafty treat for kids and adults alike. What you need A wood round (Hobby Lobby)Wooden baseGlass lidded jar Black and white water based craft paint Pom poms Foam sheet Hot glue gunYou'll also need ... Preval Sprayer (Home Depot) ...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:53:31 PDT
DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Jars
DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> hauntedhousewife Today I'm going to show you how to recreate these rad Nightmare Before Christmas jars (aka canisters).These are replicas of the ones Sally uses in the soup to poison Dr. Finkelstein. Disney released an actual set several years ago. They aren't very big, though. They're hard to find nowadays and on ...
By: hauntedhousewife

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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 08:30:56 PDT
Foam Creations: The Hook
Foam Creations: The Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> ABCass1 You can make almost everything out of foam. You can use these steps to make your own ideas come to life. It's easy, somewhat fast and it's cheap. Think about it... Go to your local decor store pick a piece of art and compare the price to make it or the price to buy. But then again if you make it, it...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:29:57 PDT
DIY Wedding Projects jessyratfink It's no secret that weddings are expensive, but we want to help you cut costs! Whether you want to DIY the whole wedding or just make some decorations, we've got you covered. There are tons of clever and cost effective ways to make your wedding something to remember!Check the DIY wedding instructabl...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:57:15 PDT
Pine Cone Fire Starters
Pine Cone Fire Starters - More DIY How To Projects]]> lgiuliani My husband and I lived in Northern Wisconsin in the beautiful north woods in a log home surrounded by acres of trees. In Spring I would collect many pine cones just for the sheer beauty of them and their unique shapes. I then discovered how simple it was just to make these beautiful pine cone fire...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:26:27 PST
Easy Tissue Paper Flowers
Easy Tissue Paper Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> KatieKay Tissue Paper Flowers are simple, quick, and inexpensive.  They are a thoughtful hand made gift that is easy to customize, looks beautiful, and can last a long time.  You can whip up a dozen flowers in about an hour.  It's a perfect gift or decoration for Valentine's Day! To get started you'll proba...
By: KatieKay

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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:58:49 PST
Sliced Wood Ornaments - Year Round
Sliced Wood Ornaments - Year Round - More DIY How To Projects]]> wicked jypsi I have fallen in love with the new trend of Wood Sliced Ornaments that I see everywhere (especially on Pinterest). There are so many ways to use these guys - they can be glued on, painted, name it. Also, you are only limited in size by what you can get your hands on. They do come in...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:39:07 PST
Holiday DIY: Typographic wire ornaments
Holiday DIY: Typographic wire ornaments - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fairgoods Easy to make typographic wire ornaments for the holidays. WHAT YOU’LL NEED 12 gauge wire Baker’s twine Pliers Tape Superglue A cursive typeface for your word. We used Lakeside by Mark Simonson. Print out your word and begin shaping the wire on it, making sure you’v...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:49:46 PST
Holiday DIY: Pinecone trees with felted wool
Holiday DIY: Pinecone trees with felted wool - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fairgoods Make your own festive holiday decorative pinecone trees with felted wool! What you'll need: Pinecones Pencil Ruler Rectangular block of wood (It can be finished any way you like – stained, painted, or left natural.) Drill (not shown) Glue (A glue gun is preferable, but w...
By: Fairgoods

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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:34:39 PST
Light Up Christmas Tree Cones DIY chicdesigncafe This DIY video will show you the easy steps on how to make Christmas tree cones that light up. This is a great project for the holidays and it is so customizable for any decor. All you have to do is buy gorgeous paper that compliments your home. The sky is the limit. Have fun, and stay chic and craf...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:44:36 PST
Embossed Clay Star Christmas Decorations.
Embossed Clay Star Christmas Decorations. - More DIY How To Projects]]> gatheringbeauty My love affair with all things clay continues with these embossed clay stars. I can't get enough of this air drying clay. With christmas only a few weeks away clay tree decorations seemed like the best thing to make next. Things you'll need to make these Embossed Clay Star Decorations: Air dryi...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 02:26:36 PST
How to Make Christmas Trees
How to Make Christmas Trees - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dave Hax How to make 3 different Christmas trees. Brighten up your home this Christmas with a beautiful homemade Christmas tree or three! Watch this video guide What you need:Desk Top Tree A cork A toothpick Tissue paper A starCenterpiece Tree A sheet of card or paper Wrapping paper A star Stick Tree...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 02:12:50 PST
How to Make Candy Cane Reindeers KatieStiles How to Make Candy Cane Reindeers with Jackson for your Christmas Tree, easy homemade ornaments and fun for children kids.  All you need are candy canes, pipe cleaners, googley eyes, small pom poms and glue.  Great for quick gifts for kids too.  Easy to follow video instructions.
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 19:06:06 PST
Fogscreen Projection Screen Replica - Freefloating images!
Fogscreen Projection Screen Replica - Freefloating images! - More DIY How To Projects]]> thedudedrummer First off: I would like to thank everyone for their support, comments, and votes! This has been an amazing experience and I'm so glad all of my trials and tribulations can help new people make their own displays :D I've always have been into pushing my haunt to the next level each year (3-axis anim...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:49:20 PDT
Festive bottles
Festive bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Raitis To solve some of your festive season problems I present you a simple guide on how to make your own bottles with a light string inside. These are simple and pretty cheap to make while still making a stunning decoration and have proven themselves as a great gift too! Stuff you will need 1. Drill 2...
By: Raitis

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:00:25 PST
Make Your Own "Iron" Throne
Make Your Own "Iron" Throne - More DIY How To Projects]]> flaming_pele! Do you dream of being King of the cul-de-sac? Or how about Lord of the lawn? If so, then you're going to need a throne! We built a Game of Thrones inspired Iron Throne for our medieval-themed Halloween party. It's not, by any means, a sword by sword replica of the one on HBO, but it was a real hit. ...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:21:00 PST
Movable PVC joints for Halloween Props
Movable PVC joints for Halloween Props - More DIY How To Projects]]> tobster9103 In this Instructable, you will learn to make movable, lockable joints for Halloween prop limbs. With this you can make your own skeletons, and with some extra work, a massive monster freak like this guy!   Tools and Materials Parts   1 inch shc 40 pvc pipe 1/2 inch sch 20 pvc pipe ...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 20:54:20 PDT
Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas
Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas - More DIY How To Projects]]> ModMischief This Zero from the Nightmare Before Christmas is easy and cheap to make. In fact, there's so little to it, we were able to make him while my partner and I were living out of suitcases in a motel room (so please don't judge us on the motel room decor in the photos). What you'll need Most of what y...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:05:16 PDT
27 faced rotating pumpkin
27 faced rotating pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stryker I like to carve pumpkins for Halloween(ironman, deathstar), but there are so many amazing carvings, that this year I needed something different.  I decided to make a 3 sided, 3 level, arduino controlled rotating pumpkin.  I believe that gives me 27 different pumpkin faces in one.  So that seemed dif...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:46:37 PDT
Crochet Haunted House
Crochet Haunted House - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrysN Here is my crochet haunted house, with a ghost, witch, zombie (er half zombie) and skeleton, plus a spooky tree, some pumpkins and an ominous figure in the window.  To bring this scary scene alive, I added some special effects, there are lights inside the house and in the pumpkins and the ghost glo...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:25:47 PDT
Pallet Coffin For Halloween
Pallet Coffin For Halloween - More DIY How To Projects]]> inkbladder This began as an off-handed remark from my wife about making a coffin for our graveyard at Halloween. We make something every year for Halloween, so this seemed like as good a project as any. My son, who has been sick since last Christmas liked the idea and wanted to build it together. This would be...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:18:02 PDT
How to Make an Exploding Pumpkin Face (Blast-O-Lantern)
How to Make an Exploding Pumpkin Face (Blast-O-Lantern) - More DIY How To Projects]]> The King of Random Exploding Pumpkin Faces! You could try making them this Halloween, but probably shouldn't. Happy Halloween! Watch the Video! This project was inspired by: SteveSpanglerScience (Exploding Pumpkins - Cool Halloween Science) WARNING: This project is for demonstrational, educational, and en...
By: The King of Random

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:46:16 PDT
3D Pumpkin Garland
3D Pumpkin Garland - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jessie Marie With halloween rapidly approaching, decorations are being thrown about the house. However, a decorated house is not complete without garland, and you most certainly need something to complement those jack-o-lanterns! Why not try your hands at crafting these simple and easy pumpkin garland for your d...
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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 20:56:56 PDT
Kid Sized Lego Haunted House
Kid Sized Lego Haunted House - More DIY How To Projects]]> Haunted Spider Kids love Lego, Adults love Lego, I have always loved Legos even though I haven't owned a single Lego in about 15 years. Last year Lego came out with the Monster Fighters series Lego Haunted House. Now being a big Halloween fan and a fan of Legos, I fell in love with the set. I thought, how cool wou...
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Tue, 8 Oct 2013 11:01:11 PDT
Halloween Skeleton Fireplace
Halloween Skeleton Fireplace - More DIY How To Projects]]> Spyridoula Nemesis This seems to be the year of the skeleton for me. Here's a super quick and easy decoration for an often-ignored part of the house. The fireplace! (Also, it's a great way to use either your skeleton pieces, OR your less "attractive" skeletons, like bluckys, a.k.a. blow-mold skeletons.) *As with all ...
By: Spyridoula Nemesis

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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 11:27:05 PDT
Tammy's version of the crashed witch in the wall
Tammy's version of the crashed witch in the wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> tammykva Let me first give credit where credit is due. I got this idea from a web page from Dave Lowe. See the link below. His witch of course looks much better than mine, but I don’t think it turned out too bad. Anyway here is my list of ...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:50:44 PDT
Creepy Halloween Fingers
Creepy Halloween Fingers - More DIY How To Projects]]> flyingpuppy Here's one more thing you can make with my homemade recipe for "latex": fleshy finger tips to stick on your window as a Halloween prop. This is the lazy version made with playdough molds. It's quick. It's creepy. It's non-toxic. It's cheap. What You Will Need: A recipe for fauxtex prosthetics (tap...
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 15:49:41 PDT
Test Tube Bubbler
Test Tube Bubbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> ManufacturedArtists [[Video(, {width:500, height:400})]] Calling Dr. Frankenstein... Have you ever felt the urge to laugh maniacally while unknown liquids bubbled madly behind you? Well now you can with your very own Test Tube Bubbler, and we'll show you how! *Instructions ...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:52:51 PDT
Halloween Props That Turn to Look at You as you Walk By
Halloween Props That Turn to Look at You as you Walk By - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos Interactive Halloween props are always fun and they are surprisingly easy to make. This year I designed a simple system that rotates a skull to face you and follows you movements as you walk by. To accomplish this I used light sensors to detect a person's shadow. An Arduino microcontroller then...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:27:15 PDT
DIY: Turn VHS & Cassettes Into Party Decorations xtradocs Learn how to upcycle your old Back to the Future VHS and Paula Abdul cassette tapes into pom pom party decor! Yes, it's true. Chances are you've got a bunch hiding in the back of your closet with nowhere to go so let's put them to use. Full tutorial:
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:14:26 PST
Zombie Pumpkin Bas Relief
Zombie Pumpkin Bas Relief - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ogreasaurus So I was inspired by the Bas Relief pumpkin instructible last year to make a passable Frankenstein pumpkin. I decided this year to try it again using some lessons I learned, only I had a rumble in my tummy for BRAAAAINS. Tools Gather your supplies: Pumpkin Computer Pencil/Pen Knife Scoop Flashli...
By: Ogreasaurus

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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:07:32 PDT
Halloween Home Decor ChrysN Halloween decorations don't have do be ghoulish.  Be inspired with these stylish decorating ideas to dress up your home whether you are hosting a Halloween party or you are just really into the Halloween spirit. These fun and spooky crafts are easy to make the whole family can get into the spirit. ...
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Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:05:52 PDT
How to Make Custom Pinatas
How to Make Custom Pinatas - More DIY How To Projects]]> mygibzone If you've ever planed a "themed" party, then you know the frustration involved in finding all the right party supplies. Especially when it comes to that ALL IMPORTANT party piñata. Very few stores carry piñatas & if they do they are usually the typical, donkey, star, princess castle etc. Best case s...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 20:57:25 PDT
Photo Balloon Weights
Photo Balloon Weights - More DIY How To Projects]]> PadiDiver33 This idea sprang from something I saw on Pintrest, and I just embellished it. My dad's 60th Birthday was this year and I needed simple ideas for decorating a large, open, outdoor space for 100+ people. I wanted to share older photos of my dad along with newer photos. So I decided to put his pics ...
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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:03:45 PDT
Cinco de Mayo jessyratfink Cinco de Mayo is definitely one of the most vibrant and exciting holidays out there! Whether you're celebrating out on the town or at home with friends and family, we've got lots of great ideas for you. We've rounded up all kinds of goodies for your Cinco de Mayo celebration - drinks, food, desserts...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 17:20:07 PDT
How to Make a Duct Tape Flower
How to Make a Duct Tape Flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> MattBothell How To Make a Duct Tape Flower This is an easy project that just takes a little patience you can make one in about half an hour or even faster once you get the hang of it. These flowers can have many different colors and shapes. These are fun to show off and will impress your friends. Supplies To...
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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:05:34 PDT
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree from Copper Wire
Charlie Brown Christmas Tree from Copper Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> Selorian Wrapping up in a blanket and sipping hot chocolate to watch  A Charlie Brown Christmas was a Christmas tradition while growing up. It never seemed like Christmas without watching it, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with the entire family. It seems harder now to get the kids ex...
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Fri, 2 Dec 2011 10:26:24 PST
Easy Halloween Casket Fog Machine Cover
Easy Halloween Casket Fog Machine Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> shobbs austin I have had a fog machine in my Halloween decor for a couple years now and each year I try to find ways to hide it and protect it from the weather.  This year I came up with this casket.  The cost is cheap.  I used materials I already had on hand. but if you dont have wood on hand your lumber store w...
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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:57:43 PDT
Pac-Man Pumpkin
Pac-Man Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> airex Spray painting pumpkins is pretty cheap and easy. Not only do they last longer than carved pumpkins but you can get some really cool results with paint that you can't do with carving.This year I decided to go all out and paint some pac-man pumpkins. The pumpkins I used for the ghosts were the perfec...
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:33:17 PDT
Home Made Grave Stones
Home Made Grave Stones - More DIY How To Projects]]> tobster9103 If you ever went into a Halloween store to buy some head stones, you were probably shocked to see a $20 plus price tag for each! Well, you can make three of your own for under $20. Materials and tools Materials 1  4foot x 8foot sheet x 1inch of Styrofoam insulation.Home Depot and Lowe’s always ...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:38:19 PDT
4th of July Carleyy Gear up for the most exciting weekend of the summer -- the 4th of July!  Whether you're celebrating independence day on the beach or in the backyard, you can guarantee a day of relaxation and fun.  We have everything you need to make this weekend extra special including decorations, recipes, firewor...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:16:56 PDT
Easter Carleyy The best way to bring your family together for the beginning of spring is to have a DIY Easter.  Celebrate Easter by making your own spring and egg-themed arts and crafts.  Instructables has all the bases covered including: easter baskets, bunny and spring themed cakes, faberge eggs, homemade chocol...
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Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:24:59 PDT
Wedding Invitations from Scratch
Wedding Invitations from Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> walmatic My fiance and I are on a strict budget so we decided to cut some cost doing our own invitations. I work at a printing company and they told me I could print for free. My fiance gave me free reign as long as I made it green and had some floral patterns. I'll have to apologize for the lighting. I real...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:15:14 PDT
Outrageous Christmas Decorations
Outrageous Christmas Decorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> dstagec This tradition started 5 years ago when we moved into our new home in Brooklyn NY.  The neighborhood wasn't very festive during the holidays.  About 2 people put out decorations and it was usually a few strings of mini-lights.  We decided to go all out and make it as fun and festive as possible. We...
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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 12:47:09 PST
Halloween Safety scoochmaroo Halloween is a fantastic holiday full of all manor of spooky fun but it also poses it's own inherent dangers. Instructables has all manor of solutions to help keep you and your little ones safe. One of the best over all solutions is staying well lit and visible.  Check out this handy guide for idea...
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Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:53:51 PDT
Halloween Supplies frenzy Want to get the best supplies this Halloween? Check out these guides so you can have the coolest house on the block! Halloween Mausoleum from Styrofoam This is a prop built for my daughters haunted house at her school. We used styrofoam to create the mausoleum. Enhance Halloween Props - Rats ...
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:02:06 PDT