Halloween Lamp DIY*This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the samples free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.*
They’re creepy and they’re kookey. Mysterious and spooky. They’re altogether together ookey. The Addams Family. I am a HUGE fan of The Addams Family, the old black and white TV shows, not the movies so much. When FloraCraft offered to send me (what I thought was just one) styrofoam heads, I knew EXACTLY what I was going to make with it! A fabulous Uncle Fester light!! This Halloween Lamp DIY took less than an hour to make after I figured out what I was doing wrong, and is the focal point for our dry bar decorations!
Light Kit (I bought mine at Home Depot, but I saw a similar one at the Dollar Tree, without an on/off switch)
LED light bulb (they don’t get as hot, so they won’t melt the styrofoam)
Drill and long bit or StyroCutter® Plus
Halloween makeup or craft paint
Fabric for Uncle Fester’s cloak
Drill a hole in the head in the middle of the mouth. This will make an unreal mess, so do it over a drop cloth so it can be dumped into the trash, or you might be the crazy lady vacuuming outside….not that I have done that (today). The Styrocutter Plus didn’t seem to make as much of a mess when I saw it in action, but I didn’t have one, so I used our drill. I used a 1/2″ bit and bored the hole out just enough to feed the cord through. I didn’t want to make the hole big enough for the plug to go through, just the light socket. (You could buy the cording and put it all together yourself, and then have a smaller hole, but I didn’t want to fool with wiring anything)
Once your hole is drilled out, tape your light socket to a wire hanger, be sure to cover the socket completely so styrofoam pieces don’t get in the socket, and feed it gently through the hole, going through the back of the head to the front. Take the tape off, and hold the socket while you gently pull the hanger back out from the back.
I used Halloween makeup and painted his entire head white, then I painted grey circles around they eyes. Finally I added some fabric to his neck.
Uncle Fester is lighting up our wine cabinet for the Halloween season, and my kids are fighting over who gets to keep him after Halloween.