October 25, 2021 3 min read

Maker Pipe Monday - 070

 

Maker Pipe Monday 070

 

Every week we take a look at builds that have been submitted by makers in the community through social media, email, reviews on the website, and the Maker Pipe Connect community page. These are featured in Maker Pipe Monday, our weekly YouTube series. In this special edition, we're showing off spooky Halloween builds, so grab some candy corn and stay a while. Be mindful of the ghosts, though.

 

DIY Pumpkin Skeleton 

 

DIY Pumpkin Skeleton

 

Our first post this week is from Scott, who actually has two builds featured this week. This one, which he built last year, is a giant pumpkin skeleton! Supported by metal stakes in the ground and chains from a tree, this skeleton was made with conduit, T Connectors, and 45 Degree Connectors. The pipes are covered in colorful wrapping to add to the fun. Orange lights have been wrapped around the frame as a finishing touch. It's a bone-a-fide creepy decoration ;). Thanks, Scott! 

 

DIY Halloween Roof Display

 

DIY Halloween Roof Display

 

Who said roof decorations and lights were only for Christmas? Peter sure didn't! He made this roof display using T Connectors, 45s, and conduit. There are spiders, bats and a ghost running along the frame, and they, along with the black decorations on the ground, have lights that can be programmed to flash along to songs. Peter planned to use the display for the coming holiday months. Be sure to check out the full post where he goes into full detail. Thanks for posting, Peter! 

 

DIY Frankenstein Skeleton

 

DIY Frankenstein Skeleton

 

We built this Frankenstein skeleton and took it with us to the Atlanta Maker Faire for halloween a few years ago. We needed something spooky to hold candy, so we made a skeleton out of conduit and Maker Pipe and added a few accessories. The bucket handle was secure in the T Connector, so though no one tried, no one could've pried it out of Frank's cold, dead hand. 

  

DIY Halloween Maze

 

DIY Halloween Maze

 

Russel is working on a whole halloween maze! He ordered a Big Kit, and what started with a small rack turned into this cool build, which happens to take over half of his neighbor's front yard. The conduit and connectors are good for things like this, as you can build something, then take it apart and reuse it for something else or rebuild the original project again when the time comes. Thanks for sending this in, and thanks for the kind words, Russel! 

 

DIY Lawn Spider

 

DIY Lawn Spider

 

Speaking of rebuilding things, we've circled back to Scott's build for this year, which uses the same parts from last year. I have to say, this reminds me of the fear I felt as a kid when the department store's giant halloween spider jumped out and surprised me as soon as I got close. That's a good thing, though, because that's what halloween is all about! What will our skeletal spider friend (or foe?) be rebuilt as next year? 

 

Conclusion

Creativity only gets stronger during the holidays, as unique decorations are built and displayed. It only makes these times more exciting! If you'd like to submit a build of your own or ask a question, you can do so through [email protected], social media with #makerpipe, and of course, the Maker Pipe Connect community page. The video version of this blog is listed below. Thanks and happy building, andhappy halloween!