|Bliss Ranch Haunted Portraits|
This year I knew I had to make more.
But this time they won't be in my house on the dresser, they are hanging in the back shed on some old barn doors as decoration for a Halloween party.
The wood is from old barn doors at Albert's farm. Last week I made a coffee table out of one.
Wondering what that stump of wood is for? Hammerschlagen. It gives the men something to do while they drink beer.
There are up to 5 couples that host this party, so I used pictures mostly from past parties to turn into the haunted ones. The larger ones were made 24x18 at Staples - engineer prints, all three for under $6.00.
I collected frames from garages sales, and my spending limit was .50¢, but the nicest one is the big one bottom center and it was free.
The one on the bottom left came with a hand painted portrait of a little boy from 1958. So I just used some paints on him and turned him into a little vampire.
This one is so creepy it's not funny, and yes that is another of the hostesses.
Need a tutorial?
Take all the glass out, poke holes in the eyes with a screw driver - all the way out the back of the cardboard or whatever backing came with the frame - push the lights through from the back and hang up.
If you are lucky like I was, your Phillips screwdriver is the perfect size and the lights punch right in and stay in place.
In person they are pretty funny. A few black lights in adjacent areas for ambiance and it's just about ready for a round or two of Hammerschlagen.
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