The Dead Pumpkin Stack is simply some old store bought hollow carv-able pumpkins that I had laying around (some carved already from previous Halloween decorations), I spray painted then gray and then tried to create shadows and creepiness by adding some black spray paint. I drilled holes in then at various angles and stacked them on an old dowel rod (an old broomstick) that I put down in a hole I drilled in platform. (Base plate of plywood must be built up with blocks and then drill hole down through all the chunks of wood.) Then I screwed a framed chalkboard on top and tacked the bird on. Each of the carved pumpkins had a little battery-operated votive sitting inside.