Monday, 9 October 2017

Put a Little Bit of the Halloween Spirit in Your Yard!


Each and every year, I decorate the front yard with decorations for Halloween Night, which includes an inflatable Frankenstein, Dracula, and a witch. I also put up a creepy cemetery, full of tombstones, skeletons and a few zombie groundbreakers! Last year, I added a fog machine, which went over well with the trick-or-treaters.

What new decorations am I adding to my yard this year?

Well, I'm adding a new groundbreaker called Pumpkin Man and a 5' Collapsible Coffin, which I received from Oriental Trading.

Pumpkin Man still in the packaging.

The box the Collapsible Coffin came in.

Oriental Trading is largest party supply store in the nation. Besides from party supplies, they also sell arts and crafts, school supplies, toys and novelties. They have a huge section on their website called the "Halloween Headquarters," which contains over 5,000 costumes, craft items, party supplies, candy, and decorations.

The Pumpkin Man!
The Pumpkin Man Groundbreaker retails for $29.99, but it's currently on sale for $23.98. It measures 14" x 21 1/2". The body and head are from foam. The arms are made from wire, so it can be moved to whatever position you prefer. The wire has foam wrapped around it. The skeleton hands are made from heavy plastic. There is a switch on the backside of the head that turns on the lights for the eyes. Batteries were included with the groundbreakers, as well as a plastic stake.

The coffin lid.


The 5' Collapsible Coffin retails for $29.99, but it's currently on sale for $15.98. It comes folded up in a flat rectangle box, so some assembly is required. The instructions are located on the side of the box and are easy to follow. The sides of the coffin are made out of cardboard, but are covered with polyester. There are Velcro straps to secure all the sides into place. There are two support rods that you Velcro to the inside bottom of the coffin, which will help keep it's shape. The coffin lid is made out of polyester, which has to be strapped down to the top of the coffin by using more Velcro. The coffin can used indoor or outside.

Inside the coffin.

A better look at the coffin.

Final Thoughts

The Pumpkin Man Ground Breaker is better made than what I originally thought it would be. Considering it's mostly made from foam, you never know what kind of condition it will arrive in after shipping. Luckily, it was nicely packaged and came in great condition. The orange color on the head and body really standout. And the eyes changes colors when the back switch is turned on.

I was very impressed with the 5' Collapsible Coffin. It's very easy to put together, and it looks really creepy. There's a wood print all over the polyester, so it looks exactly like a a wooden coffin. The word "RIP" is printed in white on the lid.

Hopefully, it won't be windy on Halloween Night, so I can prop the coffin in the front yard near the cemetery scene.


Note: I got bored earlier tonight and ended up making a short video using the Halloween decorations. If you want to watch it, the video is below.





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