When I was a kid, I loved making decorations and styling the house for the holidays. I especially loved Halloween because we used to get Nevada Day off on October 31. That meant my brothers and I had the entire day to spookify the house and get our costumes ready. Now, Nevada Day is always on the last Friday of the month. Ugh. And there haven’t been many kids trick or treating where I live. They find carnivals, parties, and trunk or treats to attend. So now I’m not keen on decorating. However, a lot of my neighbors have beghouled their houses, and I was feeling like a Halloween Grinch. But I wasn’t feeling bad enough to make any decorations or buy some at the Dollar Store. Then, one chilly early morning, while walking my dog, I noticed spooky shadows cast on houses from landscaping lights and poky plants. Even though it was early and I hadn’t had any coffee yet, it occurred to me that I too have those same landscaping lights and could create a spooky shadow shape to cast on my garage door.
So this is what I did to somewhat unGrinch my house for Halloween…
First, I printed bats on card stock and cut them out.
Second, I covered them with clear adhesive paper and trimmed along the edges.
Third, I glued a bat onto a chopstick.
Finally, I adjusted the landscaping light and stuck the chopstick with the bat on it into the ground.
Voila, my one Halloween decoration. LOL.