I have stated before that I usually like the ‘prettier’ halloween. Glittered skulls, pretty potions, mystical & magical versus ghouls and gore is more up my alley. However, this year I just wasn’t feeling it. I even had ravens, black tulle, and lots of green glitter all ready to go. Instead I opted to make a huge mess with paint and plaster.
I think once you have a giant eye attached to your mantel, you kinda have to continue with the theme.
In comes spider webs and zombie candles. Lots of spider webs…
And lots of zombie candles…
Best part? My kids and husband didn’t even bat an eyelash at the giant evil eye. I think they are immune to Mama’s decorating insanity.
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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