Technically my brother made this 25-ish yrs ago, but he spent most of that time just hanging out in our attic until last October.
cleaned him up, hot glued the hat into place, tied him thoroughly to the swing.
Nov 1st, back to the attic.
over last winter i added a belt and suspenders
@Pony nice! I have polyfill kicking around. I pull it from a cheap pillow versus buying a bag of polyfill. Much more economical that way.
If you want your own wreath you can make one easily in not that much time. Hot glue was my friend. (I am thinking about going back with some other glue to reinforce it since it is so hot here in Florida.)
The leaves and wreath ring are from Dollar tree. The skulls and lights I bought clearance last year but I’ve seen similar everywhere this year. The winged skeleton was from Michael’s.
@RiotDemon I have a few bags full of stuff from Dollar Tree’s Halloween selection. Maybe a wreath is in order. We have one that I made 12 years ago that has been on the wall of our front porch for over a year. The real spiderwebs mixed with the fake ones have kind of made it a little too spooky… hehe
So I bought a black led table top tree on clearance. Thought it was going to be perfect since it had purple lights. My favorite. Imagine my disappointment when I got home and found out the lights were warm white.
I decided to use some more of the dollar store leaves to make it fall themed.
I decided it wasn’t spooky enough so I added some extra friends.
@speediedelivery I don’t know where it came from originally. The packaging was ripped and taped back onto the base. I have a feeling someone bought the purple tree and returned this random one because I looked it up online what it is supposed to be and the trunk and base looks completely different than what I bought.
@mossygreen just paint. Thank you, I also like the top one the best. I might actually go back next year and cut the teeth on the bottom one so it looks better at night. For now it’s outside and I can’t be bothered. I’m not crazy about the eyes on the bottom one but I’m not sure what to do about those unless I start melting the pumpkin to make it look totally decayed.
/youtube monster tutorials rotting pumpkin
This is for foam pumpkins but maybe it’ll be the look for next year.
@RiotDemon Oh dang, those look cool. The second pumpkin is lighter, yes? I understand you’re not going to break down your display, but maybe just deepening the color a little bit and accenting the grooves for next year would be enough. On the other hand, nothing’s going to make those happy triangle eyes more sinister in the dark.
@mossygreen yeah it’s more of a yellow toned orange. I guess it’s ok to have a happy pumpkin, but it’s not really my aesthetic. I have an entire playlist of YouTube stuff that I’ll want to do for next year. I just wish there was more time this month, haha
Honestly, depression has been kicking my ass with all the loss I had this year but Halloween is bringing me out of my funk. I can only hope that I don’t spiral back down after it’s over. I know I’ll be looking forward to decorating for Christmas. It’s about a three week break in between.
@RiotDemon Yeah, I’m not a big rococo fan either, but when I saw that one I knew it would be a great piece to modify. I used to make this kind of stuff a lot, mostly to give as gifts. I need to get back into that again.