Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Prepping for Halloween

 Spent 2 hours after work looking for more purple lights to finish the spider's web, as Target was out of them a 3 different stores; finally found some @ WM and after putting them up, they're a darker purple, but what can ya do?  Now that the spiderweb is done, I started working on a plastic milk jug totem that will have electric tea lights in it. To make each section of the totem use a clean jug and cut a hole in the bottom big enough for the neck of the next bottle to fit into and a hole in the back big enough to slide the electric tea light into.  Next, put masking tape in the circles in the 2 sides opposite the handle and use a razor knife to create the eye shapes, then more tape to create the nose, mouth and eyebrows.  Remove the excess tape and spray the jug with flat black paint.  When the paint is dry, glue the pieces together with construction adhesive or super glue (I used CA) and when it's dry, spray the excess glue black so it doesn't show.  When this totem is done, it'll be 4 jugs high, with the top one being a 1/2 gallon.  I'll fill the bottom with sand to weight it down so it won't blow over in the wind.

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