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Terrifying Topiary

Steps:10
Topiary, the art of creating sculptures using clipped trees and shrubs, is an old art form seen even in the tomb paintings of early Egyptians.
Materials
  • Saw
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Four 1 1/4-inch wood screws for arms and four 3 1/2-inch wood screws for head spikes
  • Nails
  • Eight 1-inch L-brackets
  • Two 2-by-4s for torso, base, and top
  • Two 1-by-2s for arms
  • Urn
  • Rocks
  • Sheet moss
  • Spanish moss
  • Western cedar
  • Floral pins
  • Carved pumpkin head
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Head-Waiter Tray

Steps:2
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Bamboo Candles

Steps:5
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Eerie Eyeballs

Steps:12
These eerie eyeballs will add a mischievous touch just about anywhere -- from your mantle to your table.
Materials
  • Old candelabra or candlestick holder
  • Wood plaque
  • 2-inch 1-by-2
  • Black spray paint (krylon)
  • Drill
  • Gray acrylic paint
  • 2-part epoxy
  • Black and gray eye shadow
  • Small wood block for mounting with hooks
  • Wax buttons
  • Ceramic doll heads
  • Shredded black toile
  • Flora Lyte (red LED disposable lights)
  • Naked wire LED light string
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