Scurvy skeletons cavorting around a sea-worthy vessel turn a front-yard obstruction into frightful outdoor Halloween decor.
Six months of the year, our driveway plays host to a fishing boat. While it’s great for lake outings on weekends or longer excursions, most weekdays it just sits there taking up space. This year, we decided to rope it into our annual outdoor Halloween display with the addition of a few skeletal scallywags.
If you want to see last year’s display check this out:
First thing to do: plant a flag. Flying a jolly roger at the prow proclaims a pirate ship’s nefarious exploits.
Next, we placed a captain at the helm.
Wrap a bandana around his head, add an eyepatch, and a plain skeleton becomes a bony buccaneer.
Captain Barbossa had his monkey—suburban pirates opt for something a bit less exotic.
The ship’s bosun works on scaring up dinner with a baited fishing pole.
With a corncob pipe clamped between his teeth and feet up on the gunwale, he’s oblivious to the action at the other end of the boat.
Look alive, me hearties! The ship’s about to be boarded.
With his trusty parrot sidekick, this bilge rat is looking for loot and ready to send the crew to Davy Jones’ Locker. After all, no prey, no pay.
A coffer of treasure awaits in the forecastle.
Shiver me timbers, that be a motherload of booty! Arr! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)
Happy Halloween, mateys!
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