Random Nonsense

Wood Door Picture

Cheap Wood

I’ll keep this simple. Cheap (or free), wood is great. You save money. But ask yourself, is it worth your time. Positive example: I got fence wood …
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Painting Tips

This will probably be split into multiple topics at one point, but for now, here are some tips I know for painting props, signs or …
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Distressed Coffee Sign

Distressing Wood

I have had more than a few ask me about how I distress wood. For those who don’t know what this means, it means making …
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Paint

This one is easy. Go to any store that sells paint and look in their ‘oops’ area. Sometimes you have to ask where that is. …
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Fog

I love fog in haunts. Who doesn’t? When done properly, it can transform a scene from static to haunting. People walking through low-laying fog will …
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Automation

Automation

There is a lot of information out there that explains how you can automate your home. So I’m not going to repeat it here. Plus, …
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Clearance

Again. Easy if you have the patience. Shop Halloween after Halloween, Christmas after Christmas and so on. Those funkins are super expensive so I only …
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Wood

Depending on what you are looking for you have some options. No matter what you choose think about the cost. You can save a lot …
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Thrift Stores

Not all Thrift stores are the same. So take a cautious step before jumping in and saying, “What a deal!” From my experience, smaller stores have …
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Lab Sign

Because Science!

Sometimes you need a break from making Halloween (or anything seasonal), decor. I wanted a new sign for my lab so I made this. I think …
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Workshop

Tools of the Trade

This is no comprehensive list but it contains the tools that I consider essential and others that are ‘nice to haves.’ I don’t explain the …
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Good Bad Example

Making it Real

This is Part One of a multitude of common posts that cover how to make props and decorations seem real and how to avoid costly …
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Dollar Tree

Dollar Store

I always overlooked the Dollar store until a few years ago. Wish I had gone there sooner. You can find some amazing stuff there that …
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