I Want To Build A Haunt! Please Help With Suggestions!
Yeah, so it's been a couple years, like 4 since the last time I built a haunted house in my yard during October. I really REALLY want to do it again this year. I would like anyone and everyone's help though with suggestions. I don't want this one to suck terribly! Just to give you all a bit of set up, there are two backyard we are planning on right now. One's my friends who's is way bigger and more in a wooded area which would add to the overall creepy factor, and the others mine which is nothing special. Also, I'm a junior in high school so the budget thing, yeah, its a wee bit tight but my parents would opt to help me. So, please help me out. Where should I start and when should I hit the drawing board??????
The best time to start is...
My favorite source for free materials
Dumpsters and thrift stores. As a high school student you probably won't want to be caught dead in either place, but they are great resources. Expecially the dumpsters in commercial/industrial areas. Stop by some of those businesses and tell them what you want to do. Maybe they will let you look through their scrap piles before they throw it in the dumpster. While doing this, it's important to think creatively. Don't look at something for what it is, see it as what it could be. Construction sites are another good source. Warped and short pieces of wood are useless to them but might be perfect for a project you have in mind. Sifting through the scrap pile can also turn up lots of discarded nails, brackets, hinges and other hardware. Hope this helps.