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Halloween Life-Size Jack Skellington

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Our favorite Halloween decoration we've made is this life-size Jack Skellington from Disney & Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.  My husband cut PVC pipes to make his skinny frame and I found fabric to sew for his suit and face. I cut black felt for his face and used foam paper and white-out to make the bat tie, then we added gloves for his hands.  To make it even spookier, we sat him at our Player Piano and turned on the Halloween Music so it looks like Jack is reallly playing the piano. We set him in our big picture window so the kids and parents can see him as they walk up the porch to Trick-or-treat. The little kids are so amazed that Jack is playing the piano all by himself.
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Check out these cute cupcakes on Disney's Family.com

From Disney.com
Last year they came out with a Christmas book about the movie story. The Nightmare Before Christmas. In case your not familiar with the story it is about Jack Skellington who lives in Halloween land, but he finds out about Santa Claus and wants to take his place and leave spooky gifts for children because he wants to bring them Halloween cheer but things don't work out very well. Our kids, ages 7 & 5, love it but younger kids might be scared so use your judgement before introducing it to them.
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9 comments:

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Oh my! That is so cute! My kids would love that. It's one of our favorite movies.

Jami said...

That is crazy cute!!! I'm so glad you gave some details on how you did it. A mummy is what I've wanted to create, but now that I've seen you super cute skeleton, I don't know if I could even come close! You're amazing!
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smiles!

Tauni said...

Chad was just telling me about this guy the other day - very cool. You are sooo much more crafty than I :)

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Your Jack is too cute! Love the cupcakes too.

Kim said...

Not everyone loves Halloween, but our family does. Thanks for the CUTE ideas!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Love love love LOVE it! He is just amazing, and that suit? Incredible. And the play piano MAKES it! I am featuring this today on my blog. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's.

Krafty Kat said...

You rock!

Helby said...

Wow, he's huge! Much bigger than my Jack. I'm also planning on making a soft pillow of Jack's head soon.

Karima said...

WoW! That looks great - saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima www.karimascrafts.com

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