Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dollar Skulls

You have to appreciate the crafty mileage you can get out of those one dollar skull door knockers at the Dollar Tree store. We added one to the side of our column last year with the lower jaw and plastic knocker still in tact as a holder for a chain and lock. This year I cut the lower jaw and some teeth away and made some embellishments for the tomb we've been working on.


Oh yeah, "Thank You" Walmart for the ridiculously early Christmas decorations you've put out. I needed those blue C9 LED lights for my skulls!

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  1. I love how you've blended them in so seamlessly using the texturing, perfect! I hear you about Walmart. Michaels has "piled" all the left over Halloween decorations on a small shelf to make way for Christmas. I was so depressed, it felt like Halloween was over before it had even begun. Had to go home and watch Halloween Wars just to get back in the mood!

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    1. Thanks Marilyn! Yes, "Halloween Wars" time! Although I miss seeing Ray Villafane's pumpking carving this year, i think the first episode showed some work a notch above last years.

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  2. I've yet to check out the dollar store for Halloween finds! However, I am thoroughly impressed with your ability to take something blase and make it spectacular!!

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  3. Wow - that is great what you were able to do with stuff from the dollar tree! I am inspired!

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  4. Simply brilliant Mark! The well of knowledge and creativity just keeps flowing. Thanks for sharing that tip. the tomb looks awesome-can't wait to see the finished piece.

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    1. Thanks OB! I was ahead of schedule a bit but I think I'm rapidly falling behind!

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