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    Default Anyone know where to score fake seaweed?

    Sadly, the pool must be fenced for the party so tots don't meet an unfortunate end. I would like to drape it in seaweed...anyone seen any?

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    I would cut random strips of camo netting...
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    Pet shop maybe? In the fish area.

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    Could you cut raggedy-edged crooked strips from a black trash bag? That would be cheap at least, and have the look of wet seaweed.

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    How about green crepe paper that come in the 2" rolls at a party supply store ? would have the wrinkly look,cheap cost & already in strips !
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    Get some thick clear vinyl sheeting, cut out strips. Take some olive green spray paint and dust it just enough to have it dark green yet translucent. Highlight that with some cammo netting as mentioned earlier. And throw on some plastic crabs.

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    I would go with making your own, like the good ideas everyone is suggesting. I've seen a few examples on Ebay : http://cgi.ebay.com/6-foot-Seaweed-C...item5889c8d3a7
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Actual-Disney-20...item483a66c2dc
    If you're into mold making, you could go to the beach and cast a real piece of seaweed. That's what we ended up doing because there was really nothing out there as far as a decent seaweed product.
    Homemade latex seaweed :
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    shredded burlap and jute can make some good looking seaweed and check out michaels fake plant garland section, then attach the burlap dyed green with ritedye.
    i will post pics of what the dyed burlap looks like brb
    Last edited by bl00d; 09-16-2010 at 12:41 PM. Reason: adding a pic
    http://i52.tinypic.com/29c8cis.jpg

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    here u go

    jute on the left, shreded burlap in the middle, peice of camo netting from a netting repair kit


    http://i52.tinypic.com/29c8cis.jpg

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    I bought something like this from Michaels. Kept going back every so often with my 40% off coupons to keep the price down. I'm not sure this is the exact item I bought but if not something very close to it. I'll try to pull mine out of storage and repost if it's not. For some reason I think it was more like hanging willow branches with thinner longer leaves.

    Michaels Ashland Hanging Bamboo Fern Bush


    Here's a photo of what I've used for my pirates' scenes. I think it was called weaping willow. I liked the long stem, it was useful for pushing through crates and such to anchor the branch in.

    Last edited by Ghost of Spookie; 09-16-2010 at 02:18 PM. Reason: updated with photo

 

 
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