Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spider Invasion & How to Build a Ghoul

I showed off the Boneyard in my Frontyard here.  Every year my front yard gets transformed into a scary cemetary complete with giant spider.

This year a few more tombstones were added to the display and a whole lot more spiders were added to the front of my house.  It's a spider Invasion.

To the side of my door is another large web with a spider waiting for you.

There are spiders crawling down the house from the roof.

And there's even a trail of little spiders winding there way by the front door.  Impressive webbing isn't it?  Real spiders had spun their webs a couple weeks ago, and I decided to leave them til after Halloween.

I had a number of people ask how I make the ghouls that populate my cemetary, and I thought I'd share that with you.

It all starts in the wood scrap pile in our garage.

I snagged a piece of scrap for the body, a long one for the arms, and several thin ones for legs.  The legs come in 2 parts each.  One is to jam into the ground, and one is to help stabilize the creature.  Just a few 1 1/4" drywall screws hold the whole thing together and he's ready to get dressed.

Even though they'll stand on their own jammed into the ground, I like to place these peeking around tombstones and trees.  It gives them a little extra support when the winds kick up.

Thanks for popping in and scaring the neighbors with me.


  1. This is too cool! I love the giant spider! I wish we had trick or treaters to decorate for but we live in the woods and no one comes by. Have fun!!!

  2. WOW! That is one giant spider. Love the decor.

    Smiles Tina

  3. This looks so wonderful and spooky. I love it.

  4. Super COOL! I ♥ what you did! Very scary...I only wish we lived closer so we could come see it in person! That would be so cool!
    Great job! As I always are SO CREATIVE and TALENTED!!

  5. That giant spider is very cool, and your whole yard looks perfectly spooky!

    Kat :)

  6. I love the spider and web. The kids must love coming to your house.


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