I'll admit that I haven't done much in the way of Halloween decorating in the past 10 years or so. This is especially true of the outside, where it's more of a fall theme, with a couple of potted mums and a pumpkin on the porch. But it seems that each year we get more and more trick-or-treaters at our house, so I decided to do something about the outside decor.
I saw this idea on Pinterest one day and thought it was so cute.
Here's a picture of the little guy from the TV show.
HERE. It's more of a list of stuff you'll need, but easy enough to figure out what to do. I improvised a bit and used three tomato cages, a Hawaiian party table skirt, sunglasses and a hat. The instructions say to use a wig head, but I didn't see a need for it. The hat perches perfectly well right on top of the tomato cages.
One other thing that I did was to attach both the hat and sunglasses to the tomato cages with yarn. We've had some pretty windy days and I could just see chasing that hat down the street! And for extra security, we anchored him to the ground with some things that looked like giant two-pronged metal things that look like elongated staples. I have to apologize for not knowing what they are, but right when I mentioned that he's probably get knocked down on a windy day, Mark said "We can use these!".
So not too spooky, but rather fun and cute, right? The kids who see him may not know who he is, but it's still something that might make them laugh. Oh, and I also mummified my front door with some bandages. Just a little more Halloween silliness.