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Wall Tentacle: Because Mounting a Whole Octopus Would be Too Ridiculous

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And I thought the Bowser trophy mount was awesome. Here’s a wonderfully-made wall mount that’s looks so real it’s freaky.

wall tentacle

Animal lovers need not worry, because the wall tentacle is actually made from household materials, like used paper, sawdust, starch and glue. The whole thing was coated with shellac for that creepy gloss.

I love how the tentacle was photoshopped into that fancy office. It’ll probably be more at home in a seafood restaurant or something. You can buy the wall tentacle at ArtAkimbo’s Etsy shop for $950 (USD). Yes, it’s worth it. Do it!

[via Crafty Crafty]






Comments (5):

  1. technabob says:

    I’m ordering 8 of these.

  2. Anna Ghislaine says:

    You say ‘animal lovers need not worry’ then go on to state that it’s coated with shellac (which is made from beetles). Are beetles just not cute enough to be loved? :P

    • technabob says:

      Good point. Let’s just pretend it was polyurethane, which I’m sure is really good for the environment ;)

    • james says:

      Shellac is not “made from beetles” it is harvested from the secretions of the lac bug. The harvested sticklac is crushed and sieved to remove impurities. The sieved material is then repeatedly washed to remove insect parts and other soluble material. The resulting product is known as seedlac. The prefix seed refers to its pellet shape. It is used in violin and other varnish and is soluble in alcohol. This type of lac was used in the finishing of 18th century fowling guns in the US. Seedlac which still contains 3-5% impurities is processed into shellac by heat treatment or solvent extraction. the bugs themselves are not used.

  3. James Smith João Pessoa, Brazil says:

    What would be very cool is if it moved. Imagine a more like-like one that could suddenly and randomly move!

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