Giant Rat Outdoor Halloween Decoration
Create a giant rat cut-out for your front yard to give trick-or-treaters and Halloween guests a fright.
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Create a Hole for the Eye
Create a starter hole in the center of the eye using an extra-large drill bit. Insert the jigsaw in the drilled hole and continue cutting out the eye.
Apply construction adhesive to the upper portion of one wood landscaping stake, and attach the stake to the back side of the rat's legs (Image 1). Flip the rat over, and use a pneumatic nailer to further secure the stake to the rat from the front side (Image 2). Flip the rat over again, and hammer down the ends of any nails that are sticking through the back (Image 3).
Sand and Paint
Use a sanding block to smooth rough edges, then coat both the front and back sides of the rat and stake in gray exterior paint and allow to dry.
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