Old tree trunks or cut sections
of very thick tree limbs make great stands for your Jack O' Lanterns, witches
cauldrons and other spooky props.
You can sometimes find these at your nursery
can also check with local firewood providers. You can also break out your
chainsaw and head for the hills. Just make sure to
check with your local forestry department for any
special instructions, regulations and permits that
you might need before cutting down any trees!
pedestals found in the Home and Garden section of
department and hardware stores, and at nursery's make
great Jack O' Lantern and prop stands.
those made of resin, rather than plaster, because
the plaster ones can break and can be affected by
rain. We even saw some gothic style pedestals for
sale in the Halloween section at Target stores last
specific prop pedestals such as the four foot tall
"Skull Pedestal", are a great way to display Jack O'
Lanterns on either side of your front porch. Props
like these are usually manufactured from a dense
foam and stand up to extended use quite well.
like to place one of these pedestals on each side of
our driveway entrance with a large Jack O' Lantern
on top of them to greet our Halloween visitors.
bail of hay is a wonderful way to display a spooky
scarecrow and a couple of Jack O' Lanterns on or
near your front porch. Multiple bails of hay can be
arraigned to create large Halloween displays.
with your local feed store for price and
availability. The Jack O' Lanterns should be
illuminated with battery powered lights only, never
candles, as hay is very dry and can catch fire
Commercially made metal
pumpkin stands like the one shown to the right hit the market a few years ago.
They are available in various sizes allowing you to
create a multi-level effect with different sized
pumpkins. Some of
these stands are quite nice looking and work
particularly well for displaying your carved
pumpkins indoors. We placed a couple of these next
to our fireplace during the Halloween season.
stones with flat tops can also be used a stands, and can be found just about anywhere
if you look for them. Take a drive out into the booney's
and start looking. Just make sure you are not on private
property. Large decorative stones can also be purchased
at your local nursery or landscaping company.
limb stands can be made from three limbs cut to the
same length and attached together near the top with
rope forming a triangle.