Is a hammer or a zombie the better birthday present?

What it's got in its nasty little pocketsesMy brother’s birthday is in late September, so he can generally expect to get a skeleton or a box of vampire bats from me.

Last year I made him a groundbreaker for his birthday. It was the first time that I had made anything like this as a gift. I think he liked it. I wonder sometimes, though, if he really would rather just unwrap a nice hammer, or a football phone; something that he doesn’t vaguely expect to lunge out of the box and go for his throat.

Anyway, here are a few pictures.

7 Responses to “Is a hammer or a zombie the better birthday present?”

  1. Why can’t I have a brother like that?!?!?! I don’t even LIKE hammers!

    Ok, well, since I don’t…. if everyone votes you start buying him non-Halloween stuff, then sign me up for the birthday train… it’s October 26th, and I would adore anything that you made…. Haha, just kidding.

    If he is into Halloween like we are, then of course he would treasure your gifts… they are works of art. If he isn’t all that into Halloween, get him get him a Homer Simpson Chia Pet… it would make him appreciate the ground breaker oh so much more. :D

  2. Aww. I kid, really. I’m sure he liked it. But now I have to give serious thought to the Chia Pet this year. :)

  3. Is this the brother who helped with the FCG? The PVC frame? As long as the box wasn’t dripping he shouldn’t complain. :)

  4. He’s a big reason (or shares a lot of the blame) for the existence of this website. Our FCG project was the very first Halloween “tutorial” that I posted, and it was a blow-by-blow, here’s-how-far-we’ve-gotten process. In fact, I’m not exactly sure that it really qualifies as a tutorial. More like a log of our misadventures. We had a lot of fun together.

  5. Brain….hurts…New idea… being born…

  6. I’ve suggested it before, and I’ll do it again!
    Imagine a tiny graveyard. A few bodies, coffins, tombstones. Then it starts to sprout!

  7. I wish I would get something cool like this for my birthday. Oh and ShellHawk the chia zombie-definitely cool! Can’t wait to see one.