Disney World · Holidays

Video Tour of our Haunted Mansion

I frequently mention our annual conversion of our house into the Haunted Mansion for the annual Halloween party.   In the last 3 years we have slowly added new pieces each year.  We are now up to over 70 pieces.  Most of these pieces follow or 5 founding principles of the blog's projects. Make things on… Continue reading Video Tour of our Haunted Mansion

Disney World · Holidays

DIY Haunted Mansion Piano Urn / Vase

As you begin your journey through the Haunted Mansion ride at Walt Disney World you enter a music parlor with various instruments and a piano that is playing itself and you catch a glimpse of the silhouette of a ghost playing the piano cast upon the ground. On the piano is a very unique urn… Continue reading DIY Haunted Mansion Piano Urn / Vase

Disney World · Holidays

36″ Tall DIY Haunted Mansion Stretching Portraits for Under 30$ a Piece

Without a doubt one of the most iconic elements of the Haunted Mansion are the stretching portraits you encounter before you even get on the ride.  The original paintings were done by legendary Imagineer Marc Davis who also had a huge role in developing much of the end of the ride.  The origin of the… Continue reading 36″ Tall DIY Haunted Mansion Stretching Portraits for Under 30$ a Piece

Disney World · Holidays

Building a Light Up DIY Haunted Mansion Conservatory Coffin with Raising Lid

Early on in the Haunted Mansion ride you come through the conservatory that has a large collection of dark flowers and wreaths surrounding an elaborate and Gothic coffin.  Pushing up on the nailed shut lid are two decaying hands as an eerie green light emits from inside the coffin.  Perched on top of the raising… Continue reading Building a Light Up DIY Haunted Mansion Conservatory Coffin with Raising Lid