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DIY – Halloween Garden Figurine

Scary Rabbit, Tricks are for Treaters

This year for Halloween, I am doing a bit of a gothic Alice in Wonderland theme for my front porch decor. My older daughter is going as the Queen of Hearts and my younger daughter was supposed to be Alice. But apparently when you take a then 2 year old shopping for costumes, there is no chance of you prying the pink polka dot Minnie Mouse dress out of the death grip of her tiny hands.

Just for the record, for two kids who really didn’t like going to Disney World, they sure love their Disney characters and movies an awful lot.

But getting back to the porch decor here’s what you can do to easily creep out yours if you so choose. Easy and scary, DIY Halloween Garden Figurine. B

Budget decor, with a big impact.

TAKE NOTE: If you’re reading this in the summer, now is the time to get to your local dollar store, and pick up the leftover gnomes, bunnies, squirrels that are all on clearance.


Take one innocent unsuspecting bunny rabbit figurine.


Get a can of white spray paint and coat him.


Take a foam Christmas glitter craft ball, cut it in half and glue it over the eyes. You can also use glitter red or green paint.

Ta-da…Scary DIY Halloween Garden Figurine

Follow the white rabbit Trick or Treaters.

Seriously there is no way I’d put this guy on my bed side table. By nightfall under candle light, he’s just all kinds of  horror movie inducing wrong.

And if you think is bad, wait til you see the gothic Alice doll I found. She was standing up staring at me this evening from the back of the garage as I went to take out the garbage.Β 

Dolls. Seriously. Scariest things ever.

PS – if you still don’t think rabbits are scary, go Google “Scary Rabbit” and get back to me. I’m still trying to forget Donnie Darko one.

DIY – Halloween Garden Figurine

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  • Reply
    now at home mom
    October 16, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    whoa! I agree that this is one scary rabbit! oh! my , those eyes are really scary, I had to show it to hubby and he agrees it’s really scary too πŸ™‚
    a doll, ah! I’m so scared of dolls too (can’t wait to see yours) I rememberer that when I was a kid I used to line up all my dolls (daytime) in my bed and play with them and when it was dark outside I used to throw them on the floor because I thought they were scary and then kick some of them under my bed to make some space when I needed to go to the bathroom (I’m getting scared now, it’s almost midnight here and I don’t want to stare at your scary rabbit before going to bed) πŸ˜‰
    you did a great job making him scary ha!ha! πŸ™‚

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      October 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

      Dolls are ridiculous. The one I am using for the porch is so creepy that I told my daughter it has to stay outside. She begged me to bring it in and I was like no way that thing is going to come kill me in the middle of the night.

      I don’t blame you for hiding them. Nighttime shadows and their faces are horrifying!

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    October 17, 2013 at 12:26 am

    LOVE this! What a great theme idea!!

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    Michelle @ Sweetsuite10
    October 17, 2013 at 12:35 am

    God lord he’s creepy looking – well done!

    Nobody in my neighbourhood does any real decorating for Halloween – it’s really rather sad πŸ™

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      October 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Lots of people in our area haven’t done anything. My neighbours tell me that over the past 10 years there have been less and less Halloween decorations and trick or treating. Which is bizarre given that we are saturated with young families and kids. I love Halloween and I’d decorate even if my kids got older but I realize it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

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    Tara @ Suburble
    October 17, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Okay – the FIRST thing I thought of when I saw this rabbit was Donnie Darko. We must have had a psychic moment.

    Also, this is rad. Pinning it now. πŸ™‚

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      October 26, 2013 at 10:30 am

      That Donnie Darko bunny is psycho. I googled scary rabbit when doing this and thought really people, is this what we’re doing with cute fuzzy bunnies for Halloween costumes? Some of them are crazy scary!

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    October 17, 2013 at 6:35 am

    What an awesome transformation!

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    October 17, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I love this, too. Last year we had the same theme for a Halloween party. My daughter & I had been planning an Alice tea party for her friends but b/c we couldn’t make it happen in the summer, we merged it with our halloween gathering. Tons of fun and ways to get creative for gothic Alice.
    That bunny is perfect!

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      October 26, 2013 at 10:28 am

      I don’t know what it is about Wonderland that makes it so easily transformable to Gothic and Halloween interpretations but I have rarely seen other Fairy Tales transformed as much as this one. Which is great b/c it’s so perfectly creepy!

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    October 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

    what a great idea!

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    Victoria β€’ Restoring our Victorian
    October 17, 2013 at 9:12 am

    The scroll down effect on that was priceless.

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      October 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Editing the damn bunny was ridiculous enough. I don’t know if he is worse than the doll or not.

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    Danielle from Storypiece
    October 17, 2013 at 11:36 am

    This is seriously awesome! I would’ve never thought to use an Easter bunny to decorate for Halloween, but he is perfectly spooky. Love the demon eyes too.

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    October 17, 2013 at 11:37 am

    This turned out way way creepier than I envisioned when you were talking about your plans for it. Which is AWESOME.

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      October 26, 2013 at 10:29 am

      I think your gravestones that you made are a work of art!

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    Green Door Hospitality
    October 17, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Oh wow! Very scary! I am so loving the idea of doing a gothic Alice theme for your Halloween decorations though! Perfect!

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    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    October 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Donnie Darko still haunts my dreams…and now, so will this rabbit. (Those eyes are other-worldly. Creepy McCreeperson!)

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    Stephen Hughes
    October 18, 2013 at 5:51 am

    That’s an Eeeery Rabbit!!!
    And makes a great Halloween!

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    Thalita - The Learner Observer
    October 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Oh Donnie Darko… so weird! Your rabbit looks just scary enough to potentially steer some kids clear of your house so you get more candy to yourself πŸ™‚

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    October 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Wowza, thats creeptastic! Great idea, not typical at all!

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    sketchy styles (@RebeccaCaven)
    October 31, 2013 at 9:57 am

    This will be haunting my dreams. Guaranteed……..

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    October 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Fantastic! Garden gnomes would also look very scary as well! Off to Value Village I go! Great site by the way πŸ™‚

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      October 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Garden gnomes for sure! I hope yours turns our great and thanks for the kind words!

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