Frankenstein Decorations for Halloween

I don't usually decorate that much for Halloween, not that I don't like it, I enjoy this holiday as much as any of the other ones, it is always fun for me to change things around the house but for Halloween I have to stay away of scary things. Skeletons, ugly witches, spiders, spooky decorations... They are all banned inside the house because my kids and husband cannot sleep well at night having those objects around ;)
So, following the rules, I set to work on creating these Frankenstein's, they are not going inside and they are not spooky at all.

The materials you'll need
  • Clear water gallons 
  • Green, black and silver spray paint
  • Black Sharpie
  • Bottle corks
  • One sheet legal size paper
  • String of lights
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

This is how they came to life :)

Very lightly spray paint the water gallons green.  I guess any green paint would do.

Using a legal size sheet of paper cut a "hair line", triangle shapes on one side, as shown:

Place it over the gallon. With one hand you can hold the paper and with the other spray paint the black hair.

They will look like these after that.

A bottle cork is cut in half to create Frankenstein's neck bolts, give them a coat of silver spray paint.  The gallon tops are used as Frankenstein's ears.  Hot glue them in place.

Using a black Sharpie draw their faces.

They look kind of silly, but oh well.

With the lights on, they transform our front steps and...

Welcome our guests to... The House of Frankenstein!! Bwaahahahhah

Well, no, I don't think they are going to scare any kid away, don't you agree?


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  1. What a cute idea for Halloween. I need kids back at home again. No, never mind. Already been there done that. :)

  2. Very cute! My kids would have loved this when they were young. The corks are such a smart idea for Frankensteins bolts! Too cute :-)

  3. GENIUS!!!! Imagine how much more you can do if your kids were in to it more! Love this cute frankenstins Cristina!

  4. Ummm, so awesome!!! Ok, you have to link this up at the Halloween blog Hop, now that you have a Halloween craft! Although I loved the recycled pumpkin! You are so cleaver Cristina! The faces are perfect! I love them so much! I may have to make some!

  5. This seems so easy!!! I have to do this with my grandchildren!!! They will love it!!!

  6. What a cute way to use water containers! So creative and they turned out great!

  7. Om my how stinkin cute are these!! Love them and perfect for kids and to light up the walkway up to your door! Love this idea!

    House Envy

  8. Those are so cute! My kids would love these. We keep Halloween outside and fall inside here, too. My boys try to get as gory and scary as possible outside though. I'm constantly putting the brakes on their "ideas."

  9. Genius! People would pay big money for those. Love that they can light up too!

  10. Those came out super. And I agree with you kids.. I don't like the creepy part of halloween either! But your friendly Franks pass the 'cute test'!

  11. As we say in my house, "que cute!" :)

  12. So, so cute-love that they are "friendly," too!

  13. These are to cute!!

    I have a giveaway going on and today is the last day to enter, would love for you to check it out!

  14. Guau mis niños estarían felices con esos frankesteim tan tenebrosos, eres una genio amiga

  15. How creative & fun! I'd love to be trick-or-treat-er on Halloween! Cute stuff! Blessings to you!

    Allie @ Framed by God

  16. Cristina hola!! me encantan tus frankenstein, un reciclado fantástico! y además los podemos realizar con nuestros hijos en casa... es un lindísimo trabajo para hacer en familia y preparar todos juntos la deco de Halloween! :)

  17. Great Frankenstein decorations.Love how they glow.

  18. Cristina! Tenia que ser usted el talento creativo detras de estos adorables Frankies! Estan divinos! Estoy segura que a su familia les encanta su decoracion de temporda. Con imagiancion no es necesario recurrir a brujas y esqueletos para pasar una fiesta de animas divertida! Gracias por link me llamo la atencion entre tantos compartidos en la Party Palooza a Todays Creative Blog. Saludos Lizy

  19. Pinning this Excellent idea!!! This is so fun!

  20. OMGoodness, Cristina! I love these!! You are so clever! :)

  21. So clever and fun dear Christina! My g'girls are gonna love this Project, so cute!!! Gracias amiguita por haberte paseado por todos mis últimos posts y por los comentarios cariñosos y generosos! You are the best, ever!

  22. I love it! They really turned out cute, great use for the water bottles and corks:@)

  23. Oh how fun and what a clever idea. I love it. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  24. Love them, love their faces (scary/funny) :-) you are very creative Cristina (pinning & tweeting this now) :-)

  25. Looove these little Frankenstein heads!!! (But, then again, I love just about everything you do!) Thanks for linking up to the "Get Your DIY On" Link up party! Be sure to come back Sunday at 7:00 PM if you have any more spooky outdoor décor!

  26. Just wanted you to know that you have been featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

  27. I loved this so much I featured it at Get Your DIY On this week! {Check it out here: } Thanks for linking up, Cristina!

    ~Abby =)

  28. Those are terribly cute!

    Noreen at


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