A Quick and Easy Fall DIY Prop

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Wise pumpkin greeters. Photo courtesy of Debbie Morrow.

Inspired by the classic monkeys that see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil, this pumpkin trio is incredibly easy to make.

You’ll need:

3 plastic pumpkins

6 skeleton hands (a dollar store find)

1 set of Christmas lights

A hot glue gun and sticks

A cutting tool such as a drill or handsaw

1)      Cut approximately a half-dollar sized hole into    the center bottom of each pumpkin.

2)      Hot glue a set of skeleton hands over the eyes, the ears, and the mouth. Let cool.

3)      Push the set of lights (with the cord plug at the bottom) through the bottom, the middle and through the top.


Cover of "Creature From the Black Lagoon ...

Cover via Amazon

I ran across a yard prop I have been dreaming about making for years. It’s The Creature From the Black Lagoon! I am in total awe of how Bruzilla from the RPF achieved the results he did. Mind you, it had to cost a good chunk of change (over $300) to achieve the results.

Photos and directions on how to make this creature can be found within the RPF site.

Either way, he did a great job and I have PROP ENVY.

Beach House Prop Idea

Celebrating July 4th with a Prop

On July 4th, it’s not the barbecues and events that fill my mind.  I’m thinking more of our Lady Liberty or at least the cool replica they made for the original Planet of the Apes.

Stop! Spoiler Alert for the Original Planet of the Apes

Lady Liberty

Sticking out from snow works just as good for Lady Liberty. (Photo credit: beautifulcataya)

I’ll never forget when I went to the drive-in to see the movie and being stunned by the revelation that they were already on Earth. When Charlton Heston screamed in agony at the realization, we were squirming along with him. That Lady Liberty scene prop made the movie. (See below clip)

After thinking about how they must have achieved the prop and what materials they used, I ran across an old blog post at the Original Prop Blog.  It showed the renovation of Lady Liberty’s head and what was used originally.

The Materials Used for Making Lady Liberty Continue reading