Sunday, 30 October 2016

Creatively Speaking: Secret Projects

So Creatively Speaking has been absent for a few weeks now. And that is because I was making my sister's birthday present and I didn't want her to discover what it was.

But now I have given her the present I can now tell you what it is.

I made her two tealight things (I can't really call them holders as they sit over the tealight rather than the tealight sits in it).

This is one of them - as I said I made two, the other one is a lot creepier and darker looking. And when I say tealights, they are battery operated tealights as it is likely you would set this one fire if you used real tealights.

Anyway the point of this post is to direct you to my inspiration for this project.

I got this idea from a YouTuber called Drachenfang. The pumpkins he makes are a lot bigger and more waterproof as they are designed to go outside. The ones I have made are about the size of a large grapefruit, whereas the form Drachenfang made for his was about the size of a beach ball.

The videos take you all the way through the project from beginning to end - here is a link to the first one.

He goes in to a lot of detail, tells you exactly what you will need, gives a lot of advice and is entertaining too.

Due to the size difference I changed some of the materials slightly and tweaked some of the steps as my pumpkins didn't need to be quite so waterproof.

It's kind of late to make any for this Halloween, but you can always make preparations and start getting organised for Halloween 2017!

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