I recently got a 3D printer and I’ve been looking for things to make for Halloween. One thing I’ve always wanted to do was create custom finials for my fence posts and pickets. I finally got a start this year.
This custom endcap was designed to fit over a 2 inch PVC pipe. The top is flat because I intend add a gargoyle on top.
This was designed on Tinkercad, which is a free online tool I highly recommend for anyone starting out with designing 3D models. Its not as powerful as some other tools, but the learning curve is not nearly as steep either.
If you are interested in this design, check it out on Thingiverse.
OK, so 2020 has been a wild ride. The pandemic has thrown us all for a loop. But that doesn’t mean the Halloween season needs to be abandoned. Maybe we can’t have parties or the kids can’t congregate at front doors this fall. But we can still celebrate! And Stonehaven Manor will be open to delight and scare the little kiddies this October 31st. So break out the skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, witches and ghosts! Fill up the fog machines! Crank up the spooky music! We need Halloween more than ever!
The weatherman warned us! An almost certain chance of rain!
But we fooled him!
Through a combination of weather wizardry from the resident mad scientist, some necromancy, a few minor sacrifices (we never liked those squirrels), and just pure dumb luck, the storm clouds were banished!
Your Host, the (slightly) mad scientist of Stonehaven Manor
Haunters tend to look at every holiday as an opportunity for finding new ideas for Halloween. Easter, with it’s cute bunnies and colorful eggs, offers little that can be turned dark and gothic. But if you look closely, and use your imagination, you can find some ideas for those plastic eggs so prevalent this time of year.
Spider Egg Sacs
Martha Stewart has surprisingly good Halloween ideas. Here at Stonehaven Manor, we’ve used the spider egg sac idea. This picture uses a plastic egg instead of the styrofoam ball in Martha’s instructions.
A little hot glue and other materials give you a neat Dragon’s Eggfor your medieval theme haunt or party.
Foam Egg Scarab Beetles
If you are trying out an Egyptian Mummy costume, add some of these scarab beetles. These use foam eggs instead of plastic ones.
Skull Party Favors
Every Halloween party needs party favors. Whether these Skull Party Favors contain candy or something more disgusting… well, that’s up to you!
Edible Gelatin Eyes
Finally, you can use the plastic eggs as molds for these edible Gelatin Eyes.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! That time of year when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love.
Who am I kidding – I’m not so young anymore and I think of Halloween 365 days a year! But if you are interested in some different gifts for your sweetie, check these out:
We all know that chocolates have become a traditional gift for Valentines Day. I’m sure the chocolate industry has something to do with that. Instead of the standard caramel filled chocolates in a heart-shaped box, why not try an actual chocolate heart from PushinDaisies.com?