The title of this post tickles me to no end. I usually make ‘pretty’ garlands like these, but I just couldn’t help but make some gruesome rotting flesh with an evil eye centerpiece to go along with my Zombie Candles.
I adore pretty Halloween with glittered skulls and fancy
cocktails potions, but I was just in a more gruesome mood this year. I don’t think many people will want to recreate this garland, but I did a quick mashup of the process in case anyone was interested.
It involves plaster, paint, and plastic sheeting. Here is an interpretation of events from McClain, my 3 year old:
McClain: “Whatcha doing Mama?”
Me: “What does it look like I am doing?” (said nicely b/c I was curious what he thought)
McClain:”You’re making a BIG mess”
But it was a melty, drippy, bloody, gruesome mess.
After swirling plaster came a layer of paint (same colors used in the Zombie Candles). FYI: you don’t have to wait for the plaster to fully dry before painting. Just wait till it hardens.
Next week you can see the full Undead Mantel (10/16)
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4 thoughts on “A Garland: Evil Eyes & Rotting Flesh”
This made me cringe when i scrolled past the article! Amazing Halloween Decor, would be soooo great on the porch or stair railings – Imagine a longer drape of this surrounding you on both sides along the entrance up to a haunted house!
That would be pretty gruesome indeed! Might have to do the porch next year!
Okay, I hate eyeballs. They creep me out. Eyes should stay where they belong. I am an organ donor, for all organs but my eyes… just leave them where they are please!
But I have to hand it to you… you can make things look super-creepy! Awesome Halloween decor, my friend.