Outdoor Halloween Decorating Books
A little planning goes a long way. This article lists books that will help you plan an effective Halloween display that you will be proud of.
Halloween is right around the corner and now is the time to start planning. Some people decide two weeks before Halloween what they're going to do. This often results in things just being thrown together. There are also problems finding the things you actually want to buy because they have already sold out. By planning ahead now, you will have more than enough time to play with several options to come up with the best possible results. I have listed several books below that will help you plan. Whether you want complex designs costing thousands of dollars, or simple designs that will still be effective, these books will give you more than enough ideas to have the neighborhood kids thrilled and the adults envious.
|How To Haunt Your House|
Rabbit Hole Productions
This 98 page book will give you many tips ranging from simple to advanced. This is not for kids, but written for adults who enjoy Halloween.
|How to Haunt Your House, Book Two|
Rabbit Hole Productions
98 more pages that delve deeper into creating incredible Halloween displays. Learn to make tombstones from styrofoam, and severed hands swim in a cauldron of witches brew.
People spend almost as much money on Halloween decorations as on Christmas decorations. Some of these books will give you many ideas that will save money while increasing the effectiveness of your display. Some of these books will also show you how to create elaborate displays that will have people driving for miles to see your house. Whether you want to spend a little or a lot, these books will entertain you and give you a multitude of ideas for Halloweens to come. Halloween is not just for little kids getting candy door to door. Halloween is also for adults who might happen to enjoy the holiday.
|Extreme Pumpkins II: Take Back Halloween and Freak Out a Few More N...|
Not all Halloween displays require elaborate props. Sometimes a little imagination goes a long way. This 96 page book will show you some very creative ways to carve and enhance a simple pumpkin, transforming it into a work of art.
|Extreme Halloween: The Ultimate Guide to Making Halloween Scary Again|
96 pages that focuses on food as well as outdoor projects such as fogging your yard and turning your garage into a haunted house.
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|Give Them a Real Scare This Halloween: A Guide to Scaring Trick-Or-...|
Chessmore Publishing Company
128 pages that uses illustrations rather than photograph to descibe ways to scare Trick or Treaters, use lighting for effect, create props and many other topics. The description on Amazon gives more details for this highly rated book.
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|Animatronics: Guide to Holiday Displays|
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Almost 300 pages describing how to use animatronics for not only Halloween, but Christmas. Animatronics involve the moving displays that will add immensely to your display.