Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Front Yard

Disposable Props- Sign Posts

So I am making a couple of props that will be placed around the community as  you drive toward my subdivision. I have a neighbor in another sub who goes all out with large printed banners promoting his haunt. He hangs one up at the entrance to his neighborhood. The sign post are made out of scraps and  cheap skulls.  The jars are actually plastic peanut butter jars with battery tea lights. No loss if they are stolen late Halloween night. I'm kinda hoping they are.

The back cut open for access

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Last of the Jars, I Promise........Maybe

Netting and creepy cloth and Gorilla glue

I started experimenting with handles. Sticks and wire covered in glue. The Hook jar is coat hanger wire covered in paper towels and glue.

The ladle handle Jar

I think the Hook Jar is my favorite. It can hang on branches or even door knobs
Good as a character prop

Friday, September 28, 2012

Another witch jar tiki with a $2.50 glitter skull from Target that I  corpsed 

The cap is a metal ceiling fan light accessory  left over. It blocks enough heat from a tea light to not burn the styrofoam skull

Even without the skull I like the look

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Soup Can Tikis

So When I was a kid I would make soup can lanterns to hang in the tree house. They were awesome! I  cut an opening in a can and placed it inside the tiki. Zip ties and glue mache hold it together. These two are large enough to hold pillar candles. I know witches and pirates didn't have soup cans around but when they start to rust they look good. They are also easier to light.

I want to try to make a tiki roof look like wood shingles one day...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pumpkinrot Style Witch Jar Tikis

So I am always getting inspired by Pumpkinrot as many home haunters do. When I saw the torch in Swamp Feotus I wanted to try try my hand at converting a witch jar to a tiki. I keep them outside all year and when it rained alot in the summer they would fill up. So I made hats/roofs out of aluminum pie pans. I coated them with some model railroad scenic turf to look like moss. There is something cool about tikis staying lit in a downpour. 

some night shots...

More to follow...