Swimming with the Fishes Halloween Prop

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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



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!

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  1. 10.28.18
    Erlene said:

    I know this should be gross, but I can’t stop smiling at the title of this prop :-)

  2. 10.27.12

    OMGosh! That is creepy, but a little funny. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. 10.27.12

    Creepy! It would be perfect for a corner at a haunted house party too! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday!

  4. 10.26.12
    Shannon said:

    What a fun idea!!! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative. Hope to see you again next week :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  5. 10.26.12

    Sooooo creepy!!! Perfect Halloween decor!

  6. 10.26.12
    kraftykat76 said:

    This would scare people for sure! Thanks for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty!

  7. 10.26.12
    Jessica said:

    Wow, that is creepy! I’d hate to bump into that in the middle of the night! Very creative though! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday!

  8. 10.26.12

    Oh goodness! This one cracks me up!!!

  9. 10.21.12
    missinformationblog said:

    This is hysterical! I would love for you to come link it up on I Freakin’ Did it Friday

  10. 10.20.12
    Crystelle said:

    This looks super creepy….
    I bet it will scare all those trick or treaters….
    Good job..

  11. 10.20.12
    Shantalle said:

    Lol! This is awesome! Great idea!!

  12. 10.19.12
    tina said:

    cool and creepy all rolled into one. Thanks for the idea. Cool blog you got here – found you via the friday blog hop. Just became your newest follower and would love for you to do the same. Have a great weekend.

  13. 10.18.12
    Sisifo said:

    Repurpose regular stuff, nice job. Repurpose Halloween decor, awesome! Thanks for the idea!

  14. 10.18.12
    Christine said:

    Now that’s AWESOME!!!!! What a great decoration!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  15. 10.18.12

    So spooky! That’s a fun one, thought. I’m thinking that when my little ones get a little older, I can try this one out!

  16. 10.18.12
    Labbie1 said:

    I like it! You even found black and orange rope! Spooky fun!

  17. 10.18.12
    Katie said:

    Oh I totally love this! What a fun idea! I would love if you would share this on weekly Link Party Blog Stalking Thursday. I am sure my readers would love this as well.

  18. 10.18.12

    oh my word, this is a-maz-ing!!!

    great job, you’re awesome!!

    i am so happy to have found your blog via kathrene’s.

  19. 10.18.12
    Meeha said:

    :)) Awesome spooky decor!

  20. 10.17.12
    Lisa said:

    Oh my! I think that would scare the pants off me when I came in at night ;) Great job though, it’s really realistic!

  21. 10.17.12

    ohhh i love this soooo much! please share this at the pin inspiration party!

  22. 10.17.12

    This is fantastic!

  23. 10.17.12

    Wow that’s cool! Must be spooky to leave around the house, even in the daytime!