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Paranormal Portraits

Last year when Tracy at Crows Feet Chic posted her paranormal portraits, I knew I had to make some.  And I did.

Paranormal Pictures for Halloween
Bliss Ranch Haunted Portraits

This year I knew I had to make more.

But this time they won't be in my house on the dresser, they are hanging in the back shed on some old barn doors as decoration for a Halloween party.

The wood is from old barn doors at Albert's farm.  Last week I made a coffee table out of one.

Gallery Wall for Halloween

Wondering what that stump of wood is for?  Hammerschlagen.  It gives the men something to do while they drink beer.

There are up to 5 couples that host this party, so I used pictures mostly from past parties to turn into the haunted ones.  The larger ones were made 24x18 at Staples - engineer prints, all three for under $6.00.

Haunted Portraits Bliss-Ranch.com

I collected frames from garages sales, and my spending limit was .50¢, but the nicest one is the big one bottom center and it was free.

The one on the bottom left came with a hand painted portrait of a little boy from 1958.  So I just used some paints on him and turned him into a little vampire. 

Haunted Portraits Bliss-Ranch.com

 This one is so creepy it's not funny, and yes that is another of the hostesses.

Haunted Portraits Bliss-Ranch.com

Need a tutorial?

Take all the glass out, poke holes in the eyes with a screw driver - all the way out the back of the cardboard or whatever backing came with the frame - push the lights through from the back and hang up.

If you are lucky like I was, your Phillips screwdriver is the perfect size and the lights punch right in and stay in place.

DIY creepy Halloween Portraits, Bliss-Ranch.com

Halloween Gallery Wall, Bliss-Ranch.com

In person they are pretty funny.  A few black lights in adjacent areas for ambiance and it's just about ready for a round or two of Hammerschlagen.


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39 comments :

  1. What fun they look great.

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  2. Frightfully Delightful!!!

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  3. That is such a cool idea! I may have a go at that myself.

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  4. I think the little vampire boy is the most frightening of all! I wouldn't want those eyes following me. Maybe they'll scare the cold weather away!

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  5. I love those! If I was going all out for a Halloween party, I would copy that idea myself. Too cute....I mean scary!

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  6. I might have nightmares of that creepy clown...you sure know how to give a party, Bliss...

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  7. Bliss, I dub thee Queen of the Paranormal Portraits! These are fantastic and as you know 1/2 the fun is having people you know in the portraits! They'll be a big hit -- they sure are with me!

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  8. Creepy! I so wish I was in the neighborhood. It's going to be a great party!

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  9. what a fun idea. now i want to throw a halloween party!!

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  10. You are going to have so much fun! Very interesting game too! I'm so making these pictures for my next years Witches Nite Out!

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  11. Eeek these are so awesome!!! It looks like you are all set for that party! Hammerschlagen (?) never heard of that but I did read the link and I'm scared!

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  12. This is the coolest Halloween decor!!! You give the BEST parties!!

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  13. I cannot tell you how much I love these. I mean really, really love these. really. I want to decorate my whole house with these.

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  14. mama hearts these - even though they give me nightmares!

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  15. This sounds like one fabulous party. Love the spooky photos. They add the perfect ambiance. Please share some party pics after it's over.

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  16. Your Halloween parties sound like so much fun. Love your paranormal portraits but I love that you have a stump of wood for men to hit as a fun party pass time :).

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  17. The pictures are so cool . . . and creepy:) They look awesome on those old barn doors!!

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  18. Very, very cool and creepy!

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  19. Now that would creep me out. Your party sounds like it would be a blast!

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  20. That is sincerely way cool, Bliss! Your party decor is always amazing!

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  21. I'm loving this, my friend! So super cool. Oh how I wish I lived closer so I could come to your party!

    :) Linda

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  22. Freaking. Awesome.

    -andi

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  23. That is so fantastic!!! The ambiance is off the charts Bliss. You nailed it!!!!!

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  24. These are just a little creepy - especially the clown. But they are perfect for the party! I hope you guys have a great time!

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  25. Bliss these came out really cool but I have to admit they are creepy. That is what Halloween is all about though. Your party sounds like it is great!

    Cynthia

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  26. You are just so creative Mrs B, I'm sure the party's gonna be an absolute blast !

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  27. These couldn't be more frightfully cool. Even better that the other hosts are part of the gallery wall, too. This might be the talk of the party... there will be no time for Hammerschlagen!!! Of course they still might be buzzing about those awesome invites, as well. Hope your party rocks!!

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  28. Hauntingly clever! You are so full of spooky fun ;-)

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  29. Girl...thanks a lot. Now I'll have nightmares about Pennywise the Dancing Clown for weeks.
    Super job on scaring up a clever idea.
    Deb

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  30. Oh my word, these are marvelous.

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  31. That clown will haunt my soul for the rest of my days....

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  32. These are great! My husband would freak about the clown. Poltergeist left a very deep impression on him when he was a boy.

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  33. Creepy cool!!!!!!You getting ready for the partay??????????? Can't wait to see it all.

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  34. Oooooooo creeeeepy.............in a fun way! You are just too clever!

    Melissa @ Shabby Love

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  35. This would be a cool place for photo ops at the party!

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  36. Those are freaky! My boys would love that.

    Thanks for linking up to the Twirl and Take a Bow Party. We plan on partying every Tuesday. Hope you can visit us again!

    Trina

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  37. I am just not into Halloween ... but I enjoy looking at your pics :)
    Hugs

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