14th Oct2011

Insane Asylum Patient Hall of Fame

by Dinah Wulf

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 has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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