I had the cutest little spring time weathervane. It was a running rabbit and I just loved it. You’re noticing the past tense? Had. Was. Loved. That poor guy had and accident and got broken. Since I am a pack-rat/potential project supply hoarder, I held on to the base of the weathervane… just in case I got an idea.
I got an idea. How about a spooky Halloween Weathervane?
Oh, how I love Halloween. And Dollar Store supplies.
Here’s what I did:
First, I found some safety glasses and a big hammer and smashed off the remainder of the rabbit’s body. (Please imagine me saying this in my very best mad-scientist voice.)
Next, I got a Dollar Store Pumpkin that I had previously painted white and cream, and a Dollar Store skeleton. I punched a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin and then slowly, carefully wedged it onto the end of the weathervane. I didn’t want to glue it, because I want the option to use the pumpkin elsewhere and now my mind is spinning with other holidays where I might be able to change up this weathervane.
I sprayed the skeleton with black paint, and while he was still wet, I sprinkled a little purple-black glitter on him. When he was dry, I sat him in a puddle of hot glue, and used floral pins to secure his legs to the side of the pumpkin. (I painted the heads of the pins with the same paint as Mr. Skeleton so that they would blend in with him.)
I think I love him.
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