Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cheapie to Creeeeepy

So I was at the Dollar Tree because that's what I do.  I wonder around looking for deals.  They had just started putting out the Halloween decorations.  Not full blown, but a little area.  Now I had been keeping an eye out for hands to put on my cemetery benches (which I still have not completed yet).  I had looked at some sites that sell these things but they were either to expensive or just tooo dang creepy.  I'm not making a movie it doesn't have to be THAT real.  Can I just say ewwwww, especially the zombie babies chewing on an all too realistic hand.
Like I've said before we are aiming more toward campy than true terror.
Then, behold, I found plastic hands.  But they looked like plastic hands and only the right one.  There are a lot of left handed plastic dudes running around.

Yet, I was not satisfied with it, so I totally went all Phineas and Ferb on it.  I pulled out my sharpies and picked up a set of fake nails while still at the dollar store.

All I did was take my black sharpie and go along the lines that were already there.  I shaded it a little with black, then brown, and then finally red.  Added a few more black lines (by following the lines already there).  

I then colored the finger nails with the sharpies too. I also cut notches out of them like they had been broken trying to get out.  A little super glue and tada!!!   totally creepy without wanting to hurl.

So once again a Before and After


  1. Ewww- but in a good way! What a creapy (but cool) idea!

  2. Thanks soo much :) Keep an eye out for the fully finished product.

  3. They turned out pretty awesome...and creepy!
    Love it!

  4. Creepy! What a transformation, they sure don't look like fake-o dollar store hands anymore!!
    I can't wait to see what your benches look like!!

  5. Thanks Kerry your comments always make me smile :D