Halloween 2014 - Universal Set Haunt

Pretty excited.

With a little pushing, nagging, and general creative ranting from their humble propmaster, Home and Family producers are now inspired to go all out decorating the set's front yard in true Halloween haunter fashion based on a rough design sketch of mine. The entire month of October will feature weekly DIY segments creating it!

Some projects will be Halloween yard 101 to inspire possible new haunter's. Some will be advanced. Some will be a few old personal haunt projects once posted here redone with a fresh spin and a better tutorial, that I hope bridge 101 and advanced. I guess that means, those would be medium skill then.

Here's the best part for me. We're on the Universal backlot, the trams drive by everyday, the big Universal Halloween Horror Night mazes are close by. So the Home and Family yard display will be connected in a third cousin twice removed kind of way, sort of. Don't crush my delusions of grandeur.

The whole plan will be revealed on the show airing Oct 1st, but here's a sneak peek of the current design sketch. Oh yes, that's a crashed UFO, the one personal Halloween project I never did finish will happen. Producer approved, so it has to now.


  1. So excited! Will the episodes be online? I don't have the hallmark channel :(

    1. There is an Hallmark Channel App where all shows can be seen. Otherwise, segments show up here and there on the Hallmark Channel's website and YouTube page. I'll be show to post links to Halloween projects as they get in October.

    2. thanks Dave! Can't wait to see your handiwork.

  2. I have been following for quite some time and I love all of your creations. I can't wait to see this and everything and anything thereafter.
    Carol (Carol's Creations)

  3. Man. I am way excited to see this in fruition! You have my dream job; that is, if I had your imagination and skill set.

  4. I'm so excited for you! It's hard to get the muggles on board sometimes, but they get so excited when things come together!

  5. Very Cool!!!! How will you or did you make your big Spider? I'm trying to create my own large spider and would love the advice! Thanks!!