Bronner’s has rebuilt it’s Department 56 Halloween Village display! Without a doubt, the focal point of the new display is the giant jack-o’-lantern named “Jack.”
Carving the Jack-o’-lantern
First, Bronner’s decorator Eileen Boone carved the giant pumpkin out of Styrofoam. She used a hot knife, also called a foam cutter. Next, she painted his exterior using three shades of acrylic paint. As can be seen, this created dimension, subtly emphasizing light and shadow. Finally, she painted the interior of the jack-o’-lantern black. Before it dried, she glittered the wet paint.
“Previously,” Eileen said, “Our Halloween village displayer featured grays. This time we decided to add a pop of color. Accordingly, orange pops from the jack-o’-lantern. In addition, the wall-washer light brings bold colors to the palette.”
Finishing the Jack-o’-lantern
When the paint was dry, the decorating team moved Jack onto the store displayer. Additionally, they lit the jack-o’-lantern with a wall-washer. As shown below, they added village pieces and other finishing touches. These included stringy pumpkin guts and seeds.
Product for the Halloween Village
Featured in the jack-o’-lantern’s wide grin are Dalton’s Dolls, Halloween silhouette, and the Haunted Huntsman House, new in 2020. In addition, village trees and graveyard accessories complete the scene.
More Halloween village buildings and accessories surround Jack and add to the display. In fact, you’ll find Wicked Wax Works, Hattie’s Hat Shop and Esmerelda’s Shoe Shop. Not to mention Celia’s Cellar, Swinging Ghoulies and Midnight Fright Light.
Lastly, let us know your favorite Department 56 Halloween village piece in the comments below.
All this talk of pumpkins makes me hungry! Without a doubt, it’s time to roast some pumpkin seeds.