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  1. Flickering Pumpkins

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Note: This is a repost of an old tutorial whose links to pictures were broken with the software update at HF. These are flickering fake pumpkins that are on a timer. To see them live, here's a video: They are brightly lit and have a very slight flicker to them. If you want them to flicker a...
  2. Static: Pumpkin Sentinels - 2018

    Halloween Props
    Hello Fellow Haunts! So this was my big project for last year. I added a back row to my archway as well, but I wanted to create something new and exciting! I built these two Jacko Sentinels to guard my back yard during the October season. They are built with a PVC frame and base. I used...
  3. Where are the Funkins?

    General Halloween
    Has anyone else had issues with Hobby Lobby not stocking Funkins this year? I typically purchase 5-10 each year for props but they don't have any. Instead they are carrying the cheaper Michaels style pumpkins.
  4. Static: Funkins

    Halloween Props
    Last year I went to Joann's fabrics and Hobby Lobby and cleaned them out of Funkins. We carved every single one and put Neopixel rings and Adafruit trinkets in them for lighting. They did great last year but I could had kicked myself because I did not buy these two huge Funkin's they had at...
  5. Other Deformed Jack O Lanterns

    Halloween Crafts
    Is it possible to buy "factory seconds" of those carvable foam craft pumpkins? I bought some at Michales that were somewhat deformed from the way they were shipped, but I'm wondering if any manufacturers have accidents where to pumpkins collapse or otherwise deform. Other than Funkins, I do...
  6. Static: Pumpkinrot Scarecrow Build

    Halloween Props
    Last year I saw some of the work that the artist known as Pumpkinrot (pumpkinrot.com) had created. I thought their work was awesome - I loved how the scarecrows and sentinels they created had such an organic quality about them. The blending of human shapes with the shapes of trees made it so...
  7. Static: A "Funkins" Question

    Halloween Props
    Has anyone ever worked with funkins? I'm looking to carve some extra large funkins and place them atop my cemetery pillars. I'm curious if anyone has left them outside and how they hold up, especially after carving. If I'm planning on spending about $25 per pumpkin, I'd like to make sure...
  8. Seeking Leads On Realistic Foam / Craft Pumpkins

    Wanted to Buy
    Can anyone give me any leads on where to buy funkins this time of year? Foam, carvable pumpkins. Found some 2012 info and Funkins is the brand I feel I should be looking for. I got really good at carving and want to make something that lasts. Paid a small fortune for some at Michaels crafts...
  9. Funkins 80% off at Hobby Lobby

    Coupons, Discounts and Promotions
    Hobby Lobby has 80% off on Fall merchandise including their Funkins (carveable foam pumpkins). Sale was advertised through Sat. 11/21 but sometimes these get extended for end of the season clearance items. Didn't stop in the store until today or would have posted sooner. My store still had quite...
  10. Static: small giant funkin source????

    Halloween Props
    I found one site that had ther 26"x18" funkin for $99. but of coarse its out of stock. its the wide version , not the tall one anyone have a source for these? I am having a hard time finding it, even on funkins site
  11. Best hot knife?

    Halloween Props
    Hello, I tried carving a funkin last night and also a paper mache pumpkin with a Dremel. I was able to do both part way but I had to be so very careful and use 2 hands like my hubby showed me (helped a lot) but I hate the dust, and once or twice it grabbed my work and dug a big chunk out. So I...
  12. Other: Carving Funkins safety question

    Halloween Props
    So I was carving some funkins to help out one of those Pumpkin Blaze type events. Where they have something like 5000 jack o lanterns on display. I used a respirator. Next time I will be useing one of those suits to keep the dust off. Worked there all day and even i was surprised at how much...
  13. help!!! Glue Boo Boo

    Halloween Props
    I've made a couple of great Funkins for our decorations. I cut holes in a really big Funkin and started gluing black & grey mice in them. Only pblm is the glue isn't holding. Can anybody recommend a good glue? I've tried hi temp hot glue & low temp hot glue, Elmers white glue, Aleene's tacky...
  14. Carvable pumpkins from Oriental Trading!

    General Halloween
    ETA: Click the pick to enlarge. These came in today...I'm thrilled with them; they look surprisingly realistic. They're "Funkins" knockoffs. I haven't carved them (and I haven't carved Funkins) but I don't intend to carve them. They're part of my faux "pumpkin patch." The big one was $10 and...
  15. Static: Out of season source for foam pumpkins

    Halloween Props
    I need to carve a Cheshire Cat pumpkin for an event in about two weeks (it's Feb. 12th today). Anyone know of either chain stores that stock the fake foam pumpkins year round or other suggestions on where to get one (preferably for a not insane amount of money). I don't really care if it's the...