Halloween Hay Bales

We’re on our way to Kev’s audition this morning, but I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy Halloween and share these photos we took while we were out and about yesterday afternoon. I had no idea hay bale decorating was such a big deal around here- but I definitely want in on the action next year!

Strong winds must have gotten a hold of this next one’s “handle”, but man is this a cute idea or what?!

The tootsie rolls were made out of chunks of wood, plastic bags and red tape, and the Smart-ies were made out of painted PVC, plastic, and red tape…

The tin foil “Kisses” are my favorite.

A piece of chocolate that’s bigger than my head? Yes please!

Halloween 2012
Puppy Love

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  1. Michelle Combs says

    Love them. Just said a prayer for Kevin (even tho I’m confident he’s a shoo-in with all that talent). Happy Halloween!

  2. says

    Very cool and good luck to your husband! I love the mini bales of hay, but I made the mistake of putting them in front of my door last year. It attracted every mosquito in our town! Next time I’ll just leave them in the yard. Ah, that’s SE Texas for you!

  3. says

    Girl, leave it to you to live in THE cutest neighborhood – evah!! I love how they aren’t afraid to put a little ‘fun’ on the street! I know you guys will have something amazing next year! :o)


  4. says

    Okay, I’m pretty sure you live in my dream neighborhood. I would need an entire outbuilding to hold in all of my decorative holiday squee to keep up with the Jones’ there and I’d love every minute of it!

  5. Jessica says

    These are fantastic! We have the bales, only like 200! So next fall get ready…Please post any Christmas ones they come up with too. Love them for the farm.

  6. says

    Wow — those are pretty cool! Thanks for sharing Layla! Hope Kevin knocks their socks off this am during the audition!

  7. Lisa W. says

    Wishing you the best of luck…you deserve this. And Layla this is something new to me…loving the decorated hay bails…major cuteness!!! Happy Halloween!!!

  8. says

    How cute! My favorite is the first one with all of the mums and such but how can you go wrong with all of that candy on the other one? 😉
    Wishing Kevin good luck today!

  9. kathleen says

    I hope some of those decorations will not wind up in the landfill–also, do most trick or treat during daylight hours thus enjoying the decorations — at night are they hard to see?

  10. Shana says

    Those are the coolest decorations EVER! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog by the way!

  11. says

    The local farms around my area do a lot of round hay bale decorating, but the mummy is new. I like that. lol

    I wish we had your sunshine. We’re in our rainy season now, and it doesn’t look as if we’re going to get an Indian Summer as I’d hoped.

    Good luck Kevin!

  12. Lynn says

    Wondering if I am taking my blog “friends” too literally.
    As I lay in bed last night saying a few prayers of thanks and a few petitions for those that I know need it I thought “gee, wonder when Layla’s husband has his audition? I know he’ll do great.”
    So go get em Kevin! You have lots of “friends” rooting for you!

  13. Carol Sullivan says

    Oh!! I’ve not seen hay bale decorating before either,,, What an absolutely fun idea! I loved them all!! Happy Halloween in y’all’s new Hood!!

  14. Jan says

    Good luck on Kevin’s audition! Let us know asap! How awesome that Kevin feels led with his talents to serve GOD! My son plays in the youth worship band at our church…it makes my heart happy!!!

  15. julie g. says

    Thanks for sharing. I am definitely using that last idea for next year’s Trunk or Treat theme and all the best to Kevin on his audition. He doesn’t need any luck…he’s got TALENT!!!

  16. says

    These are so creative! Wow, it’s interesting to see other parts of the country and how they go all out.

  17. Deborah says

    Kevin, ‘break a leg’ at your audition. (I hope that’s the correct way to wish someone luck on a music audition!) It seems I remember there is an old wives tale about how to wish someone luck at an audition. Anyway, I hope it comes out as you guys have prayed it would.


  18. says

    Wow, so much time, effort and love went into those hay bales! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with next year! There should be a contest.

  19. Deb says

    Happy Halloween all the way from Australia. Piece of chocolate bigger than my head, yes please. Haha 😀 all the best to Kev (but we already know he will impress them)

  20. Genny says

    Love seeing these different traditions/ideas from all over the country!

    Looks like fun!

  21. Dana says

    So cute! This makes me miss living in a rural area. I’ll have to think of a substitute for the hay bales. I don’t know where I would find one here in the city.

  22. Leah Meadows says

    Love driving through Pike Road this time of year and seeing all the creative hay bales!!

  23. says

    Thanks for posting these! We have done a jack-o-lantern bale the past two years (and a happy face for awhile), but I was wanting to try a new one next year. I love these ideas! We farm and have no shortage of bales so we are fortunate. Do folks in your part of the world decorate bales for Christmas as well? I’d sure love to see some of those as well.
    On another note, good luck and safe travels in Peru.

  24. Kim in MD says

    How fun! Where can I get my hands on a hay bale next year here in Maryland? 😉