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Make Your Own Fortune Telling Machine Halloween Decoration »
InstructionsThis project is a lot of fun to make! A doorbell may seem like a weird and potentially expensive thing to track down, but doorbells are widely available at Home Depot, Menards, etc., and I got mine for $0.59. Having the doorbell gives the piece the interactive element that all fortune telling machines have (i.e. push the button, learn the future).
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Holiday, Retro / Vintage, Goth, Funky
This is a great project for taking those bloody (eww) hands you see in Michaels and other places and making them into a sophisticated decoration. You need a hand, a foam / rubber eye, a tin with a plastic lid, a cheap doorbell from the hardware store, collage papers, and craft paint.
What was your inspiration?
I am seriously in love with those plastic hands you see around at Halloween, but I've never liked the "bloodiness" of them, so I wanted to come up with a project that would show off the hand's cool realism without being gory or vulgar.
What are you most proud of?
This baby is now sitting on my mantle. It's oddly chic!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This is a project you can go to town on! If you have old fortune telling cards or even fortunes from your last night of Chinese takeout, you can put them to great use here.