Last night began what promises to be several days of stormy weather. So I’ve been rushing to get most of the yard set up before the deluge. As a result, I haven’t’ taken many pictures yet. Expect more after things dry out late this weekend!
I’ve moved the spiderweb this year to the side of the yard. I have something special planned for the spiderwebs on Halloween night. More to come on later posts!
If you are curious, the webbing material is called ‘Beef Netting’ and is used to cover and protect sides of beef. It’s essentially a tube ot stretchy material. I love the unique look of the webbing it creates. You can’t buy it in stores; you’ll need to order from a company called Trenton Mills. If you want to give it a whirl for your own decorating, check out their web page here: Trenton Mills Spiderwebs.
I spent several nights trying to get the lighting just right but as you can see below, there are still some shadows that need to be taken care of. I will probably be fiddling with it right up to October 31st!
We use mostly LED lighting at Stonehaven Manor, simply to keep the power requirements down. I built mini LED spotlights for the tombstones, which is easier to manage than bright floodlights covering the entire yard.
If you are interested in making some of your own, check out this video from Allen Hopps, of Stiltbeast Studios here : Mini LED Spotlight Tutorial
You might walk by late one night to see a hunched figure muttering to itself. That’s just me, fiddling with the wires. (Don’t worry, that’s all low voltage, direct current wiring. So, even though it looks messy, its perfectly safe)
Be sure to stop by Halloween night. We’ll keep the ghost light burning!