This weekend we finally got up all of our Halloween decorations. Well, almost all. It’s never fully done until the big day. And if you have ever visited us IRL you know that we go all out for Halloween. Well, my husband goes all out. He creates his own little mini-haunted house in our front yard.
So why am I bragging to you about this? I wanted to share our cool fog effect because it was super easy and makes the yard super eerie. Basically you are making the fog cold so that it will float along the ground instead of just billowing up into the air.
How cool does it really look? You can see a video of our front yard with the fog floating along HERE. Or scroll down to the bottom of the post.
Materials: Styrofoam cooler, plastic mesh, adjustable rain gutter extension, duck tape, fog machine with liquid fog, optional paint
Start with the cooler. It needs to be stryofoam so that you can cut holes in it. We picked ours up from a convenience store and then painted it gray to camouflage it. You are going to cut holes in either side to allow the fog to travel through the cooler and cool down.
Use the plastic mesh to make a tunnel instead. You want it to be mesh (instead of a more solid material) so that the ice can really cool the fog while leaving a path through which it can go
Then use the plastic extendable rain gutter to make the outer tubes. You can pick this up from the hardware store and just cut it in half.
Attach a piece of the rain gutter to the holes on either side. One end will hook onto the fog machine for the fog to enter and then the other piece is where the chilled fog will exit.
And here is the finished product. It really is quick and easy to make. It also is sturdy since we’ve been reusing it each year.
Huge thank you to my friend Kendra who discovered this on the internet and sent it our way. We’ve tweaked a bit and this is what has worked for us. Enjoy!