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Outdoor Halloween Display

By Vixenmade @vixenMade
Since I promised you all I would post this, here we go.
My husband has been putting together an outdoor Halloween display for 3 years now.  It's kind of become our thing.  The kids are starting to know about 'the place with the Halloween yard'.  
The past two years he made a Halloween tunnel by building a wall covered in tarps along our walkway and placing all sorts of creepiness inside with gloomy lights and fog.  
This year he really wanted to create a giant spider and web.  We settled with a sort of graveyard look with a giant spider web covering it all.  
Anyways, here's the pictures I took.  Some during the day, some in the evening.
Outdoor Halloween Display
He put the the fence together with small pieces of 1x2 and brad nails.  Then sprayed (messily, to create the dirty/blotchy look) it with black and brown spray paint
Outdoor Halloween Display
The web was made with 1/4 inch white rope and zip-ties.  Then he attached limbs, animals and bones in the web.  They were wrapped with some of the webbing (you know, that stringy stuff you buy to create your own webs), but then we got a load of snow that sort of washed it all away).
Outdoor Halloween Display
A few of the headstones.
Outdoor Halloween Display
The fence of reaching hands.  
Outdoor Halloween Display
The warning sign.
Outdoor Halloween Display
He placed a wheelbarrow with skeletons and bones inside along with dirt (and a few red string lights) in the graveyard as well.
Outdoor Halloween Display
His moving coffin.  It had a sensor on it so when you passed by, the lid would lift up and down as if someone were trying to get out.  He even attached the fake arms sticking out to make it look more realistic.  Kinda neat.  The kids loved it though.
Outdoor Halloween Display
Ah.  The ginormous spider.  This guy lowered and raised 2 feet on a string (rope).
Outdoor Halloween Display
My husband made him out of paper mache and PVC tubing and insulator.
Outdoor Halloween Display
And here's a few shots at night for spookier effect.
Outdoor Halloween Display
Outdoor Halloween Display
Outdoor Halloween Display
Outdoor Halloween Display
Outdoor Halloween Display
Outdoor Halloween Display
Outdoor Halloween Display
Outdoor Halloween Display
And for a lasting effect (HA!), here's a little video for you all.

Hope you all had a super and safe Halloween!!
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