Yep, me too!
Being a camping enthusiast, I also celebrate Autumn at the Fall Festival weekend at Sleepy Hollow State Park. Sadly, I know that as we arrive and begin to set up the tent, this will be our last camping trip until spring but, Sleepy Hollow State Park’s Fall Festival weekend is a great way to rock out this year’s camping season in style. It is so much fun!
We call it Halloween camp because although it is only the first weekend in October, the whole campground is decorated for Halloween.
One of the ways that Sleepy Hollow State Park decorates is with totem poles that are made, for the most part, with plastic pumpkin heads.
This year, my friend and I decided to make our own.
Months ago, Denise (yes, there are 2 of us!) and I started shopping for Halloween decorations at Good Will and Salvation Army, and other thrift stores. We had fun building our Halloween decorating stash. We would send each other pictures of our latest finds. We are just big kids when it comes to Halloween!
These totem poles are so inexpensive and easy to make that I wanted to share this DIY Halloween decoration with all of you.
I started with old broom handles from my garage and glued lights on them.
I used Christmas tree stands ( again from the thrift store) to hold the broom handles upright.
After cutting the bottom out of my pumpkin heads, I started stacking them on top of the ghost.
I used Gorilla Glue to hold the pumpkin heads in place.
I topped this one off with a plastic skull.
How cute is this?
They are adorable!
So, there you go. A fun and inexpensive DIY Halloween craft.
Can you imagine these on your front porch? Better yet, next to your tent or RV at a fall festival camping weekend?
If you make Halloween totem poles for yourself, send me pictures.
” Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.”
Stephan Graham Jones
- The featured photo was taken near Traverse City in 2012
- View from a rest area on I 75, 2014
- Me at Halloween camp, 2014
- 3 pictures of my Halloween totem poles
- 3 pictures of Denise’s Halloween totem poles
- Me carving pumpkins with my family, 2013