Hay bales have long been used as Halloween decorations. And, why not? Hay bales are cheap and can be reused for Thanksgiving decorations as well. Not to mention that they’re a natural form of decoration. If you’re looking for ways to decorate with hay bales at Halloween, here are a few suggestions to get you started.
The Rolled Up Farmer
Uh, oh. Looks like something went terribly wrong while the farmers were rolling the hay for the horses and it can be on display in your front yard this Halloween. For this project, you’ll need a large round hay bale, fake arms, legs, a head and a baseball hat. Stuff the arms and legs in the ends of the hay bale so they look like someone’s stuck inside. Next, attach the head in between the arms and place on the hat. It’s that simple. You can remove the parts and use them in a new hay bale next Halloween too.
Monster in the Hay Bales
What was that? Did you hear something spooky? It may be come from those bales of hay. For this project, you’ll need several rectangular hay bales, a motion activated Halloween prop with glowing eyes and a motion activated noise maker. All you have to do is build up the hay bales leaving room to place the prop and sit the motion detector in front of the display. As trick or treaters pass by the noise will start and they’ll see the “monster” in the hay bales.
Natural Hay Display
If you’re looking for something natural that can be used through Thanksgiving, this is the perfect use for hay bales. All you need are a few rectangular hay bales, dried cornstalks, squash in various shapes and sizes and pumpkins. You don’t even have to carve the pumpkins. Just arrange everything in a pleasing manner and you’re done. You could even add some leaves around the edges. This project is incredibly affordable, especially if you have a garden.
There you have it. Three easy and fun ways to use hay bales as Halloween decorations. Remember, these are just a starting point. Let your imagination run wild and create your own fun hay bale display this Halloween.