Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
My mother-in-law made these adorable halloween decorations for my son about 10 years ago. Every year I hang them around the house or from a string draped on one wall. This year I decided to make a Halloween tree for them. I found a branch and painted it black. My husband drilled a hole in the piece of wood as a base. It looks great on our back porch this year with our other decorations.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This rocket is made completely out of scrap metal. It stands about 17 feet tall. The very top is a scuba tank. The next is a helium tank that you get to blow up balloons for a party. Next are four old hot water tanks. The very bottom is an upside down old wash tub, and the fins are cut from sides of an old heater. The support legs are from steel that Eddie obtained from the trash when the welding shop he worked for 9 years ago went out of business. The gray paint came from the same welding shop and has been stored for 9 years. This took Eddie one week to make. He is still going to add details such as stenciled letters and numbers, a US Flag decal and possibly some metal "flames" coming from the bottom. He had fun making it and loved the fact that he was using scraps.