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Having getting sick of my bags of parcel packaging falling everywhere as soon as I open the garage door I decided today was the day! I wanted something that would fit in the corner near entrance to front door so decided on a tree. I didn't want one with a face just one that looked bare after it's leaves had fallen off. I made this using inner tube from a roll of carpet, wrapped in those packaging airbags to make a thicker trunk. I added a cardboard top for the branch shapes then covered the whole thing in the brown packaging. With it having a crinkle texture I thought it was ideal for bark. Not happy at stopping there:rolleyes:...I then added a gravestone of Lord Winston's pet cat 'Major' and using an old toy cat, I added a balloon light to illuminate the eyes. I had an old dummy security camera than spins so fixed the cat to that, and when you go past the cat moves from side to side ( I am going to give him another coat of white paint, just so he stands out more) Add a pumpkin, a spooky doll and fence and we are done:) I have taken the video in the light so you can see it better, but once I get some spotlights etc on it should look ok in the dark. As usual, any suggestions for improvement, greatly appreciated.....now the question is...where on earth I am going to put it until Halloween.......?:confused:

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Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et3zq75OsOY&feature=youtu.be
 

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Thanks doto. It's all gone a bit quiet in the Winston family at the moment, Lady Eleanor is having an extended stay in Bath at the spa and I think Lord Winston is keeping a low profile. They will be back together for Halloween so we will have to see what happens then!:D
 

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Thanks DandyBrit, I won't say what my Hubby calls the loft and now creeping into the garage...as I just keep all kinds of stuff...it always ends up been used for something:D Mind, looking at this torrential rain, I hope we get a dry Halloween otherwise half this stuff won't be going outside:rolleyes: How's your stuff coming along? Are you nearly done?
 

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My project at the moment is an archway for a work event - the "Enchanted Woodland" walk. Kids will make lanterns from willow withies and tissue and then venture through an arch and into an area with talking animals and fairies.

Hope to get time to measure up and start construction shortly. Probably end up in a mad rush as usual.
 
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