Halloween is just around the corner, and so this is the time to create the most delightful of decorations. Power tools can be used to make a variety of decorations. Saw bits, power drills, and dremels can all be used to make a scary and delightful carved pumpkins and other relevant decorations. It’s a good break from the normal routine and a chance to enjoy some humour and creativity.
Unexpected jack-o-lanterns, golf-ball eyes and succulent witch-hats will spice up your décor and get you in high Halloween spirits.
Here are a few ways through which you can use power tools to make this celebration’s decorations.
Pumpkins have a soft, fleshy exterior, making it an easy to use surface which can also be used for practice using power tools. Various tools will do different tasks such as the hole saw which may work very nicely especially when you need to drill some holes. A dremel will let you curve the delicate parts for intricate designs.
Moreover you can turn your jack-o-lantern into a rough-to-touch sergeant to give it a military edge. To top it off, you can slice a pumpkin in half and then use this as the helmet. The rough tough look can be enhanced by adding a far-from-thrilled scoff. You can also carve out a scared face on a miniature pumpkin and place it in the mouth of a bigger pumpkin. Decorating your pumpkin with different flowers and veggies will create a fiesta-effect to your pumpkin. Another nice idea is a white pumpkin cat face. Insert marbles in their eyes and use stiff plant stems as whiskers.
These can be made for use both the indoors and outdoors. Use your power tools to cut out a medium sized plywood to a close to actual size tombstone, and make sure the edges are as smooth as possible. You can then paint or use stickers on the piece you made to make it look like an actual tombstone. You can even put finer details like R.I.P and other ‘spooky’ wording. This will certainly be most ideal outside on your lawn or close to the entrance. Smaller tombstones can be made from construction papers, and printed papers for indoor decorations.
Hanging bats, spiders and ghosts
Cartons can be cut decorated into bats and ghost-shapes. Adding googly eyes and painting them white will add finer details to the ghosts’ decorations. A huge spider is also a good idea. Webbing on a large shrub or bush will also enhance its details. To create one, all you need is a milk jug, pipe insulation and black tape. Just make sure the spider is painted black.