Personalize the poop deck with a wall hanging life ring with your own nautical theme party slogan in block letters. Add nautical accents like realistic fish netting and bleached starfish and seashells for a finishing touch.
Optional: ¾” Manila Rope, Barnacles (bought or cast yourself)
Cut the conduit to desired length. Suggested heights for cluster of three: 33", 26" & 17"
Use screws such as 1 ½” drywall screws to attach each of the pilings together.
Cut cardboard disks to use for the tops of the pilings and attach with hot glue.
Mix pre-made Monster Mud with Liquid Nails Panel Adhesive at a ratio of 1:1 (1 part MM to 1 part LN) in a plastic cup.
Alternatively, create your own “Monster Mud” using joint compound and latex paint in a ratio of 4:1.
Apply the MM / LN mixture with the back of a spoon following the “grain” of your piling. To create a rugged appearance, leave the ridges created by the spoon and keep them all going in the same direction. Let dry for 24 hours.
Add a dark paint “wash” to your surface in a 1:1 water-to-paint ratio.
Use a lighter color to dry brush everything to make the “wood” grain really pop.
Optional: Add Manila Rope, glue on barnacles and/or add some water stains to the lower part of the pilings if desired.