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This came out much better than I expected. The cross stitch pattern is free here http://metrocozy.com/make/diy-hocus-pocus-cross-stitch-pattern/
I bought the frame off Amazon (3 pack unfinished) and then hot glued wire edged ribbon and some cute doodads I had lying around. The spider and cat are buttons and the ghost and pumpkin are wood cutouts that I painted.
 

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This is a thread for everyone to post pictures (preferably) and maybe even a brief tutorial as how to create what they've made.
I'm not a big prop builder so i normally stick to crafts, but i'm not even good at that, but hey.
Theres pictures of the Skull Candle i made and just two pages of a spell book which will be permanently open on those pages.
I made the skull by -
Covering a hard plastic skull with foil, then masking tape. I then papier-mached it all over. Cut it in half when it was dry, cellotaped is back together and applied more papier-mache. I used acrylic paint to do the base and then i used a dark brown oil paint to make it look more aged and give the detail. I then just melted a few shavings of wax and stuck the candle to that, then lit it so the wax dripped down.
The spell book was made on Microsoft Publisher and was just printed on coffee/tea stained paper and then i dripped some of the red wax from the candle on it to resemble blood.
So if any of you have recently made something you're particularly proud of, post it!

By the way, i know that you can see the pages have been stuck on, i just haven't got to trimming it.
What a great idea a real eye catcher.
 

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This was a tomb I built a couple of years ago. It's made from sheet foam & painted to look like marble. The slanted top "breaks" open at intervals & the skeleton inside sits up. I had orange & green lights inside & ran a hose from my fog machine to inside. So when it "broke open" the fog rolled out while the guy sat up. I'd re purposed the winged creature from a few more years ago for the tomb stone .It was a big hit. For the "fire" under the cauldron I dug a hole & put loosely crumpled up foil in & lined the outside with rocks. I cut a hole in the bottom of the cauldron & hot glued one of those rotating lights (red/yellow) pointing down on the foil. The effect looked great after dark.
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stick thanks I'll try to draw up a diagram to post. So others can get the idea too. It was actually a very simple set up. Using only one small low RPM electric motor. Getting it timed so the skeleton (only 1/2 actually a torso) Sat up at the right time. Then laying back down & not get stuck in the center "crack". That was the only thing & took some finegeling LOL I only used it one year. Like a dummy. I left it out in the back yard & it got rained on a lot that year LOL So the motor etc were pretty degraded by the next year 😕
 
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