How To: Create a Mac-O-Lantern

How To: Create a Mac-O-Lantern

Gregory Han
Oct 20, 2008

Instructables contributor Fusebox has an inspired and high tech use for those old Mac Classics you might have stored away in the attic for some charming Halloween fun. His pumpkin painted Mac Classics have been raised from the dead to live as Mac-O-Lanterns, desktop wallpaper jack-o-lanterns that could brighten up any Halloween party for the geek set. Instructions and link below...

Instructables directions:

Step 1: Paint the entire body orange.
Give your old Mac a nice cleaning and then mask off the screen with tape. We used clear shipping tape. For the painting, we used Krylon Fusion Pumpkin Orange spray paint. W…

Step 2: Paint the mouse brown for a stem.
We used Krylon Fusion Satin Espresso.

Step 3: Cut the keyboard cord into leaf and vine sections and paint them green.
We used Krylon Fusion Hunter Green.

Step 4: Let the paint dry completely.
Preferably overnight.

Step 5: Attach the mouse and cord pieces with epoxy.
Put a vine on each side of the stem.

Step 6: Create your face.
We made ours in Illustrator and then turned it into a JPEG through Photoshop. We had to dig around a bit, but we found an old external floppy drive and transferred the artw…

Step 7: Display your face.
We downloaded from The Mac Orchard and have multiple faces rotating on the screen like a slide show.

Here's one on eBay ripe to bid on (Mac Classic II) if you don't have one to DIY-ify.

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