Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Halloween Creation

Don't worry, the post about the dinner back home and meeting a fellow blogger is coming up next. I just thought I'd throw this post in since it's so close to Halloween.

So this year I thought we should add a new decoration to the yard for Halloween. I'm still trying to fix the gargoyle. I think I've figured out how, now it's just a matter of finding enough time to do it before Halloween. So for this new decoration I began with 80 feet of PVC piping.




I also picked up 32 ninety degree angle fittings. It turned out I only needed 16.












M was out of town last weekend when I began cutting and building the creation so I had to figure out how to cut long PVC pipes by myself. I ended up threading the pipe through the slats on the stair rails and then propping the pipes up on bricks so I wouldn't saw through the steps. It was quite a show with one foot holding down one side of the pipe, a hand holding down the other side of the pipe while my other hand held the saw and made over 32 cuts. My back was sore by the time I was done.

Next came the assembly, putting 32 pieces of straight pipe into 16 elbows.












Then I had to begin painting all the pieces,














and painting,















and painting,















Can you tell what I'm building? Next I began stuffing wadded up newspaper into different sized plastic garbage bags. Lastly I found red reflectors for the eyes. What do you think? They're probably under 2 feet high and around 8 feet wide.


















11 comments:

1 million tries said...

I honestly can't get over how clever your ideas are. The reno's the decorations, the cakes, everything you touch turns to gold.

How do you STAND IT? LOL

Michelle

Vancouver Voyeur said...

I cheat and use other peoples ideas. *laughter* Besides, it's so much fun to try.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So very very clever...! Thry are incredibly Cute!!! You are a true Wizard!!

Larena said...

My little McGiver ! (or however you spell it) you are so great !

Larena said...

how did you paint the legs ? spray or brush ?

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Spray paint, but it scratches off really easily. Next year I'll probably wrap them in black duct tape.

CyberKitten said...

Spooky!

Nice to see that you didn't get hit by the heavy snow we saw on the News...

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Hi CK, yeah, we had cold, wind and rain, but no snow and it stopped the day before Halloween.

Karlo said...

Very kewl!

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

That is neat. This is what you were working on when I texted you that night.. Cool.. So cool.. home made spiders.. Amazing..

One Million Tries said...

Okay - it's officially a week after Halloween, I am coming to the conclusion that the spider came alive on Halloween and swallowed you whole.

Only logical explanation, right?

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