Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Illuminated Monster Eyes for Do It Yourself Halloween Decor

"Illuminated Eyes"

You may be familiar with our “TerrorEyes”  I & II DVDs which allow you to put animated, moving eyes with soundtracks into your windows. If you want to add many windows with stagnant yet scary eyes, we’ve provided high resolution images of all of our TerrorEyes for a free download at: http://booityourself.com/HalloweenEyes/
At this page, you will see nine different eyes that you can download:

Each of the eyes is in an 8.5x11 inch (standard letter size) pdf file. Note that some images are vertical and others horizontal, but they ALL will print out in standard profile mode. You do NOT need to change the print to landscape mode. Following this project’s instructions, we’ve placed two eye prints for your immediate convenience.

You can make your very own creepy illuminated eyes to peep out of your windows
for Halloween...or any time of the year if you really want to keep your neighbors
up all night throughout the year!

Basically, you're going to print out 2 copies of any of the nine Halloween EYE images provided at http://booityourself.com/HalloweenEyes/

You'll then either allow your ambient room lighting to illuminate the peepers or make a simple light-box for each.

Use a color ink-jet or laser printer to print out one or two or however many you wish to have in your various windows. If your printer allows you to print boarder-less, then go boarder-less!!

There's two ways to use your Eyes. If you simply want to use a nearby room lamp to illuminate those babies, then you will merely need to surround the eyes with opaque blackness to seal the window off so that nothing other than the eye can be seen from outside

METHOD A – Using Ambient room lighting:

METHOD A STEP 1) Get Material
You can either get some black poster board or, my favorite and least expensive, just get a large black trash bag. Unless you have a really thick bag, most bags are not completely opaque, so leave the bag in-tact (doubled-up).

METHOD A STEPs 2 & 3) Trace and Cut
Lay out either the poster board or plastic. Cut the piece so that it fits your window. Then
locate where in the frame of the window you want your eyes. Then cut out holes to tape your eyes into. The holes can either fit the eye perfectly, or you can cut out approximately a 7.5 inch by 9.5 inch square to accommodate the 8.5 x 11 inch eye print. Make sure the black poster board or plastic bag covers any white boarder on the print if your printer left one on the image.

METHOD A STEP 4) TAPE Simply tape the eye prints onto the plastic or poster board.

METHOD A STEP 5) Hang the whole thing in your window. Be sure to cover up any other windows nearby.

METHOD A STEP 6) Finally, make sure you have a room light or nearby lamp on to illuminate your Eyes. Always play it safe and NEVER put a hot lamp too close to the plastic or poster board or paper images. Keep at least two feet away.

METHOD B: Using home-made Light Boxes:

METHOD B STEP 1) Now, if you want to make your own light boxes for the eyes, you'll need a small cardboard box for each eye. Shirt-boxes or shipping boxes work great. If you have a used United States Postal Shipping Box or FedEx Box, these are ideal!

METHOD B STEP 2)  CUT out the square or round hole for the eye prints.

METHOD B STEP 3)  PAINT You may want to spray paint the outside of the box black.

METHOD B STEP 4) Hole for plug
Cut a small hole on the side to pull the plug and cord through the box.

METHOD B STEP 5) Light it up
Once you have the image taped to the box, get some of your white Christmas lights out of storage. If they’re all tangled up like mine are every year, that's perfect. Just shove 'em into the box and make sure they're spread out somewhat evenly. Get an extension cord to plug them in.

METHOD B STEP 6) TAPE the print to the box.

METHOD B STEP 7) TAPE the contraption to the window using packing tape.

If you want an EXTRA BIG effect, separate the eyes across two nearby windows.

Remember, you can do this trick with different pairs of eyes in many different windows or doors or any location throughout your house or yard!

For other amazing Halloween Decorations and Tricks visit BigScreamTV.com
For lots of fangtastic FREE HALLOWEEN stuff visit BooItYourself.com
For great Halloween Tips online -- all free instructions --- visit the Halloween BLOG

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Curtains,Veils, Vapors and Cheap Halloween Decorating Fun

Crowd Pleasing Halloween Multi-Media Products that Thrill Everyone!
Those cheapskates out there in home-improvement have unintentionally created some great things to re-purpose for Halloween. One of the cheapest and my favorite is clear plastic drop cloth. They keep making it thinner and thinner and thinner. Which makes it perfect for super inexpensive Halloween fluff.  (Never ever use this to put over people's heads for Halloween ghost costumes or anything at all. Don't be a dead dummy this Halloween...instead...use it on dummies!) You can use it for curtains or on props. It's whispy and perfect for blowing....use a couple fans to blow it about. Shred it for hanging curtains. Drape it over the props to add an eerie ectoplasmic layer. Make sure you have a nearby fan to make the dead tissue come alive! Look for the thinnest cloth available. Anything over 1 millimeter is  too thick and too heavy to blow and flutter. I found three giant sheets of .7 mil plastic drop-cloth for a dollar 30 at Wal-mart. This is the most bang per Halloween buck you can have outside of the totally free stuff like tree limbs. Cheap plastic sheets for Halloween. That's a wrap!
For more awesome Halloween Boo-It-Yourself Easy Projects, visit The Boo-It-Yourself BLOG!

Halloween Fun Facts and History and Useless but Entertaining Infomation!

Halloween Facts on History and Treats from Bill Lae on Vimeo.

We don't want to bore you with news that's just not new...in fact..it's pretty old...but we found these fun-facts too interesting to let slip by....

Ever wonder why costumes are worn on Halloween?
The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

Jack O’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces – enough to circle the moon nearly 4 times if laid end-to-end.
And for my taste...they can go ahead and send that candy corn into space.

Elegant Yet Horrific Halloween Tablecloth for the Feasting

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We're gonna get ritzy tonight! And we're straying a little into Martha's territory, but she needs a good scare. Here's how to create The BEST, most elegant Halloween table cloth:
Go to the fabric store and get the cheapest RED or GREEN or PURPLE cloth you can find...enough to cover your table. Then, purchase some black lace fabric to drape over the top of it.
You can probably even find this stuff CHEAP on E-bay.
Voila....it's the ghoulest!
The Best Crowd Stunning Halloween How-To Projects

The Real Monsters of Halloween: Germs

First-Ever Crowd Stopping Halloween Multi-Media
Forget the candy poisoning on Halloween...if you seen our previous story, you know that it's an urban myth. What is NOT a myth is the spreading
of a lot of germs on Halloween...that can easily get your kids or
you down with a cold. Bring along a small bottle of that germ killer gel...
you can apply it maybe every 2 or three blocks if necessary.
Remember....it keeps working while on the hands,,,so there's no need to get carried away. Just remember....a lot of kids pick up candy and throw it back into the bowl. Now that's a Halloween Horror!
Thrilling "Boo It Yourself" Halloween Projects

Inexpensive Places to Haunt Before Halloween Hits

Cheap Halloween Decorations and Halloween Projects from Bill Lae on Vimeo.

One of my favorite haunts before Halloween hits is the dollar store or the thrift store. Aside from getting you costume at the thrift store, there's so many great things you can get. From the thrift store, get a bunch of clear glass-wear and set up you own mad scientist scene by filling them with colred water and perhaps
running a fish-tank air hose into a couple. 
The dollar or 99 cent store is a goldmine for candles and cheap Halloween decorations. I always thought it was a good place to haunt....but I went in the other day and found out that they have really gone ALL OUT. I saw decorations in there that i've never seen in the pricey Halloween stores. Many were perfect as-is. Some were great to use in other projects. And the best part is, you never have to flip over that scary price-tag and get sticker shock. Everything is a buck! Now that's Ghoul!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Child Friendly Treats for the Tinniest Trick or Treaters


If you really want to go the extra yard this Halloween, discriminate with your treats! Parents can't wait to drag...I mean bring...their infants and toddlers trick or treating....but who on earth would give a 1 year old a hard candy or chocolate bar? Oh sure...the parents' secret plan is to eat it...nice try....you can thwart their efforts by having a few infant-friendly
treats like animal crackers or teddy grahams or other soft cookies or crackers. Most companies now make these in single serving packs for taking to school...why not take 'em to Ghoul!?