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I havent been on in ages, got bored and thought I'd make a new party thread to help keep me motivated :)

We sadly decided to sit 2017 out.... yep not one project, not one costume...nothing...not even a pumpkin :( So with that being said I was eager to start prepping for 2018 :)...nope...hubs decided that the house had to come first, and seeing as how I started this whole mess (careful kids out there who still use real candles ;) ) I had to comply...so looks like 2019 it is then :( .) Slowly but surely I'll b adding a few projects I'm working on and hopefully (fingers crossed) maybe even a few after holiday haul pics ;)...

So first up is my snow globes :) Snow globes???? Yep you read that right :) 2019 we are doing a Christmas theme (Silent Night, Deadly Night or Wreck the Halls...not sure yet)...with a HUGE nod to the 2015 Krampus movie. But rather than giving away all my surprises I'll just post as I go along :)

So playing off of Krampus's snow globe collection at the end of the movie we decided to make a few for our space too. I really think it will b a nice little touch and great for fill :)

This was actually a really fun project, we used paper models of iconic houses found here www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com (they're free) and reduced them to the size we needed. Assembly was fairly easy but some modifications and camouflage were needed considering the size (snow hides everything ;) ;) )... As for the globes themselves I decided the "faux gumball machines" made with clay pots and glass vases would b my best bet (considering the size of the houses)...so with glue and spray paint in hand we were on our way. They dont photograph as well as I'd hoped but I'm super happy with how they're turning out :)

*Btw, I did add an LED tea light into the amityville one so the windows were illuminated....I tried to do Mothers room in the Bates house but it was simply too small :(

** On a side note I wanted to give a shout out to both Celipops for resizing and printing the houses for me and to Halloween Trick for introducing me to such a great theme...im having way too much fun :)
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Moving onto the next project...and please bare with me as most of my larger items will come later in the year as I just don't have storage room....so onto more filler items :)

Who could forget Perchta...the evil little cherub...And I really owe Offmymeds a HUGE thank you as she generously offered up her Baby Alive doll...and she could not have been more perfect!!!

Up first, we had to give this pretty girl a little makeup...just a touch, to accent her eyes ;), a few teeth (plastic forks) and some new threads. Along with her cheese cloth dress we added some childrens wings that were aged with paint and alcohol (Thank u MC Haunt Dreams for that tip, love love love it :) ) I did simplify a few details like her talons but I think it'll b okay.

And then it was just a matter of arranging her to look like she was shot with the shotgun and landed in the wreath (again nod to movie).* My only complaint is between the wreath size and the dolls stiffness I couldn't contort her like I wanted...but I'm hoping her eye expression, (i still want to add a gunshot wound) and her ruffled and scattered feathers help to tell her story.

***When it's time to hang her we plan on hanging the distressed plaster wall poster boards panels behind the wreath....to further illustrate the impact from the blast.
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And how can we have a Krampus party without gingerbread men :) These little guys were simply paper mache clay with puffy paint icing. The plan is to have several staged throughout the kitchen, I added magnets so the one with the knife* can rest on the fridge and one will hopefully b held up by fishing line with a candy cane ready to attack (just like on the movie ;)

***I still have a few accessories to make for them but for the most part they're done :)
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That's it for now but hopefully I'll have more soon :)
 

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I love these gingerbread men!! By the way not sure what your using for the candy canes. I was able to find some at dollar tree and I used a heat gun to melt the ends. This looks awesome pumpkin can't wait to see more!!
 

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Definitely loving the theme, and those snowglobes - what a fun mix of something that's traditionally Xmas and adding some spook! I'll keep watching your projects, thanks for sharing!
 
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