Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Crafts and Cocktails

Yeah, it's us again.

Back in 2011, the Curiosity Group’s monthly papercraft calendar for May was a Tiki idol. If you can’t find it, you can always try politely emailing them to see if they’ll send it to you.

Maui Tiki Tours has a great tutorial on how to build your own Tiki Halloween costume.

Tiki idols always look cooler when you place them near exotic plant life. It’s just a fact of life. Thankfully, you can get your own cheaply and easily by saving the top of the next pineapple you chop up while making Polynesian-inspired treats. All you have to do is follow the instructions at Rick’s Woodshop Creations and you’ll be all set. Don’t have any Tiki idols? Just check out the past two Tiki arts and crafts articles. If you want them to have more of a horror feel, be sure to look at these pictures for inspiration.

You know what’s even better than Tikis surrounded by cool plants? Tikis surrounded by cool plants in a Tiki bar! You can learn how to build one (or a Tiki hut) using these directions.

I thought I had cleaned out Google Books in terms of Tiki how-to projects, but these listings for a “Teeny-Tiny Tiki Pendant” and “Cheeky Tiki Tote” have proven me wrong.

Since we’re on the subject of making things, here are a few drink recipes for those who want freaky drinks to match their freaky Tiki decor:

Lava Flow
Menehune Juice
Tiki Torch
Hawaiian Volcano
Sacrifice to the Gods
Tiki Traffic Cone

Please drink responsibly!

As noted in previous “How-To” posts, Gravedigger’s Local 16 is not to be held responsible for the content on or anything that may occur (be it good or bad) as a result of visiting any links on those sites (or constructing a project that’s detailed on them and downloading anything from them). Attempt at your own risk.

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