Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More papermache pumpkins and graves

This my door pumpkin...papermache of course. The others are just flat.






Here is my 30 minute ghost. Hangers, an old spring type candy bag and two packages of cheese cloth...with some monster mud to hold it together. Total 6.00. I will add to it next year and make it a flying one! How cool would that be?





Ok...still working on stuff. I have a large box that I cut up into pumpkins. I painted those in the window after filling in the sides with spakling. I don't count the cost of that or the paint as I always have that on hand but if I did have to buy the paint it came to 2.00. The cat is a piece of tissue paper I cut into that shape. The monster cost me 29.00 at Walgreens tho. I already blew my budget of 20.00!





The stryo stuff was also from the box. I cut it up into shapes and quickly painted them. Cost zero...the bones are just rolled up newspaper that I papermached. Did 23 and it didn't take me long. I had the pumpkin so I am not counting that cost. Like I said...I don't count the paint but if you did a .50 bottle of white and black acrylic would be all you would need.


Here is a picture of my giant papermache spider. Left over box and coat hangers. Cost zero. It did take me three days and I haven't finished spider 2 which actually is a better looking spider. I would like to add spider led eyes but I just priced those at the shack and WOW. 15 for two leds and batteries. Gotta rethink that.


The witch I had from last year.

I should be finishing the othe spider and adding my festoons to the stairs to the porch but I bought some cheese cloth and am going to start me a ghost. THIS wont store well. Yickes. The other stuff will store flat.



6 comments:

freebird said...

Your papier mache Halloween is terrific. The kids will love it as it'll be different than all the Walmart decorations.

CindyB said...

Wow, I love, love, love your paper mache spider. Spooky!

Jincey Huck, St. Louis said...

WOW! You are very creative. Can you post specific directions for the candy-bag ghost and the bones? LED's should not be that expensive. You really don't need that high of a power. Check out the wiring of eyes on any Flying Crank Ghost plans. I did mine for probably under 10 bucks. Really simple to wire. Ask a clerk at RS how far each LED bulb can be seen and decide how visible you want them to be. Good luck!

Karen Witte-Elkins said...

Very cool! I LOVE the bones and think you are extremely creative. Hence, your blog name! I really enjoyed my time here-I'll be back!

Karen Witte-Elkins said...

Very cool! I LOVE the bones and think you are extremely creative. Hence, your blog name! I really enjoyed my time here-I'll be back!

Maer said...

very inspirational...love it! Maer :)