14th Oct2011

Insane Asylum Patient Hall of Fame

by Dinah Wulf
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Need quick budget homemade ideas for Halloween?

What better way to honor your Halloween party guests by calling them insane?  I wanted to include my guests in my Halloween decorations, and turned my bathroom (a place where I knew each guest would eventually end up at some point during the party) into an Insane Asylum.  I created this homemade Halloween idea, an Insane Asylum Hall of Fame to commemorate each party goer. This project is quick, inexpensive and easy, and ends up being a great conversation starter. This Halloween craft can be done the day of your party.

Here is how you make an Insane Asylum Patient Hall of Fame in three easy steps.


  1. Computer
  2. White printer paper
  3. Black construction paper
  4. Lighter
  5. Glue
  6. Googly eyes in a variety of sizes

Step One:

First, print out black and white photos of your guests on regular printer paper. If you don’t have pictures, try to find photos of them on social media sites like Facebook or MySpace.

Step Two:

Using a lighter, carefully burn the edges of each photo and quickly blow it out to create a burnt or singed boarder.  Be careful of ash.

Step Three:

Glue each photo onto black construction paper and glue miss matched sized googly eyes. Don’t forget about your family pets!

I pinned each picture on a fabric shower curtain, however you can also tape them to a mirror or wall as well.  Each guest can take them home as a favor to remember you insane party too!


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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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