Have you seen my Halloween Decor Page? If so you would have seen my Spider Victim Halloween decoration. He now has a whole new look now! His new identity is “Swimming with the Fishes”.
As you know I love repurposing things and I was growing a little tired of the Spider Victims look. So I decided to give him a well-needed upgrade to my Halloween decor. Here’s how I did this super easy project!
Swimming with the Fishes Halloween Prop
- 1 1/2 yards of burlap fabric + 1 extra yard of burlap ( I had a burlap coffee bag so I used it)
- Safety pins
- Green floral moss
- Optional: Halloween Jason Voorhees hockey mask and faux knife
To make the body follow my directions for the Spider Victim, minus the webbing.
Next, wrap the body in burlap fabric.
Safety-pin the fabric secure on the back and to the ends of the body.
I inserted the top half of the body into a burlap coffee bag. If you do not have one, fold more burlap in half over the head to resemble a bag.
Using rope, start at the foot end, wrap tightly around the feet a few times, then in a crisscross fashion going up the body. Wrap around the neck a few times and tie in a knot, leaving the long end of the rope to hang. Randomly add some moss under the ropes.
You can get as gory as you like by adding faux blood or aging the fabric with an ink pad or spray paint. My burlap coffee bag had some age staining on it, so it all worked out well.
Looking at him for a while, he reminded me of Friday the 13th where Jason comes out of the water, wasn’t that in every movie? So, I added a mask and a bloody knife I already had from my Halloween stash. Lol!
Super easy project and he looks great! This is a great way to update old Halloween decor without spending too much. I hope you like his face lift! Enjoy!
LOVE IT? PIN IT!
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