Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Ghost of Christmas Past

If you love, LOVE Halloween 
and you're sorry when it's all over, 
you might be interested in this blog post 
from last year about making  a 
Marley Door Knocker Wreath.



It doesn't really need a tutorial.

It just needs a dollar store Halloween knocker,
some round rings
and  metallic paint.

The knocker was inspired by 
this amazing sculpture


Magnificent, isn't it?

 Meanwhile, in the Study, 
Mr Narrator and I have been co-writing away 
on a Steampunk piece.

Go here to read more of



12 comments:

  1. A Marley's ghost door knocker! So cool! I wonder where you can get a creepy little head like that!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I got mine from the Dollar Tree. There's some on ebay. but getting them during Halloween is cheapest.

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  2. I shall start to look for door knockers. This would be a great way to celebrate holidays. Change them for each occasion.

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    1. That's a lovely idea, changing the knocker for the season.(Bunny ears, maybe?) I just don't want to let go of Halloween and this is a way to smush the two festivals together.

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  3. Loving the snow falling on your banner! I think Christmas can be just as cozy and spooky as Halloween, as Yule is the dark season and there is a tradition of telling scary ghost stories on Christmas eve! Love love love the door knocker!

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    1. Exactly! Dark, cold nights, snug in front of the fire, ghost stories are best! i think there's a reference to telling ghost stories at Christmas, somewhere in A Christmas Carol. It's a tradition that's worth keeping up.

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  4. I love this door knocker!!! I still haven't got the glue yet! I have to track it down in the new year! New writing?? I have to check it out! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. :( Sad face for the E6000. It's an epoxy glue of some kind, so those glues that need two bits mixed together might work, but I don't know if they dry clear. I suppose plain, ordinary white glue (PVA) might help if it was allowed to thoroughly dry and the jar wasn't bashed about too much. After all, there's no strain put on the fame. it just needs to be held in place. And thank you for checking the writing!

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  5. Finally something to do with all these spare heads lying about! Door knockers!!

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    1. Exactly! Wire through the eye sockets should hold them up. Put some holly between the teeth, to make it look seasonal.

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  6. I loved this so much! I'll never get it done this year, but I pinned it to try next Christmas! Awesomeness.

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    1. Thank you for pinning! I need to put this up earlier in the year, so people can buy those Halloween knockers when they are on sale.

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