Zee wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Do you store all the hand made props to reuse each year?
Zee - thanks for the door idea. I'm going to hold off writing anything for now and see how I feel about it later. The door is good as is and if I don't write on it, I can probably reuse it in some other theme.
So, to answer your question above, yes. I try to keep as much as I can or break it apart and reuse the pieces. But sometimes I need to make room and I throw stuff away. Recently, I try to make less and make things that I can reuse. The last 2 halloweens we did a vampire theme and ghost theme. I think almost everything from those years is reusable.
Here's the start of a prop that I'll probably throw away after this year's party - the broken power box
I cut the back corner off so that it will sit like you see it in the first image. - a little like it fell and hit the ground like that. I could just lean it up and hope it stays, but my party guests are always touching my stuff and it's only later, after I look at the pictures that I realize "it's all wrong!"
Tonight, I'm going to work on some broken and frayed wires for the top pipe that's been cut. In a couple days I'll stencil "Power Box" onto the front.