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Very clever! How do you get in and out of the car?
somewhere down in the comments I posted a photo of my Christmas piece. It is sort of a Bethlehem silhouette, but of course the possibilities are endless! It is what made sense to me as a silhouette. A nativity would be lovely too.
Your trees are great. Wonderful detail. I did the witches in 2 pieces just to make it easier to handle and store.
Thank you so much for the idea!!! I added hinges, so that I can still "stuff" my car into the garage. - JonathanS285
love the idea lol it could also work for a Christmas scenario too thanks for the idea will have to pull my Dremel and that funnily looking bit on the end ? and give it a go for this Christmas ☺️ - Dawsie
Halloween Garage Door Silhouette
Wow! Really creative use of materials. Looks great.
Great project! I love a big attention-getting display for halloween. And your final paint job on the skull is terrific. I am the same - not very good at drawing, but if I have an idea of something I want to do I find a way. Have you thought about a red bulb in your floodlight? Might be interesting.
Awesome idea. My boys and I had a good time making this. Everybody loves it. It took some persistence with the dremel but worth the time. The witches are not split. I opted to keep them in one big piece. ???
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Wow, that's next level! But my favorite part is the spider web. I might have to steal that idea!Thank you for posting
I copied your original design and made it with modifications to fit my single car garage door. Green LED lights behind the trees and around the backs of the witches with orange LEDs around the cauldron and on the fronts of the witches. Rather than put the spider in the pot we made a web in the tree with a spider (store bought) guarding it and have a bat (also store bought) on a string about to be cooked. I added motion to the display by mounting the motor from a microwave oven turntable behind a witch. There is a small crank shaft on the motor shaft to which is attached a string passing through an eye hook which then goes to the bat hanging over the pot. As the motor turns it raises and lowers the bat. The overall effect is very impressive. Thanks for giving us the inspiration Mcorbin
That's awesome! You're better with a jigsaw than I am. Maybe I should try it. The dremel tool has its ups and downs. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's a fight!
Thank you for sharing this. I Love it so much I made one too - first time using a jigsaw but enjoyed every minute... I made a much smaller version to fit my living room window...
I got the paint and tried it on a clear plastic cup. I got 5 colors that all look translucent white when dry. The first night I got a decent glow from the green, and faint glows from the blue and purple. Subsequent nights, zero glow from any of it. Very disappointing. What happened? I did shake them, but maybe need to stir them better????
Thanks, i used 1 of your photo's and inkscape to make a scalable vectordrawing. Dimmensions are about 60 inch at 30 inch.
Very detailed. Nice.
I made a smaller version for above my door, looks really great.
when you have a small drawing, making a grid of lines over it will help you transfer or enlarge the drawing.Make sure to choose a grid that is going to make sense on the large piece. For example, if you have a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet of plywood, you might want grids that are one square foot each. So you will have 4 squares by 8 squares to cover the whole sheet. Then make sure the grids on the small drawing are the same, 4 squares by 8 squares. This is easiest if the original drawing has the same ratio of length to width as the plywood. Now you draw it on square by square. If a line crosses the grid a third of the way up one of the small squares on the original drawing, make it cross the grid line a third of the way up on the corresponding square of the large grid.I googled it and found this:http://www.wikihow.com/Scale-Drawings-Using-the-Gr...There are tutorials on youtube, too.
That will be interesting. Let us see some pics if you do it.
This is just amazing- I'm going to try it on black vinyl and see how it turns out. You're really fabulous to share this with all of us- thanks so much!
Awesome job by the way - Jas068129
What fo you mean by you used the grid method to enlarge it? - Jas068129
i opted for something different but was originally inspired by your post . i ghink it came out great for having no pattern. i love it .thanks for the inspiration. - seanbell157
They look like they're up to no good!
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