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06 November 2012

Halloween how-to: scary magical tree & more

This year instead of dedicating myself to the halloween costume, I prefered to focus on some DIY activity. I usually don't have the chance to unleash my creativity due to lack of time but for Halloween I made an effort. My boyfriend had the awesome idea to make a scary tree with our own hands. It's so easy to go to the nearest shop and buy one and creating it sounded so much more fun..and we decided to try!

We went out everyday looking for materials to build the tree. The idea was, the scariest, the better of course, so we even thought about putting a green lamp inside so that it would look scary also at night!


The skeleton of the tree was made with net. It was cut and shaped as a tree log first and then we cut the sides and fixed the branches (which were also created with the spare net) inside. My boyfriend also cut out the eyes and the mouth. He also prepared the wooden base and took care of the electric part. He had the great idea to put the bulb inside a glass jar covered with green transparent plastic.


Then we covered it all with pieces of newspapers soaked in water and glue. When it dried up completely we dyed it with acrilic color dark brown and added a little black to create the streaks and make it more real.





We used Burger King's cardboard drink holder to build the roots and the funny thing is that meanwhile,  I discovered how to make little bats using the drink holders! 


You just have to cut it in half and then in half again. You'll see the cut parts already look like bats! You just need to shape out the ears and the paws and paint it black! And this is the result:



 I also decided to decor a spare glass jar that I found in my kitchen cupboard. I used black and silver markers for glass to do it. :)






How did you spend your Halloween? Have you ever crafted something scary?

My gothic outfit for Halloween night ^_^


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