POSTED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 10:04pm
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS (NBC) — It could be one of the most creative Halloween decorations you'll see all year.
A Temple, Texas man has turned trash and leftover scraps into one of the most detailed pieces of art work that has neighbors in awe. Andy Bagrowski's been working for the past five months on his annual Halloween horror scene. Each year the multi-talented artist comes up with a different theme for his yard, leaving neighbors wondering what this year's theme is going to be.
"It was a mess, cardboard everywhere, sticks laying out, tubes laying out, and I didn't know what he was going to do with it. Then as it progressed and little things started coming together you know just unbelievable," said neighbor Toby Teeters.
Using scraps from his neighbors and local business, Bagrowski said the majority of his scene is made with cardboard, styrofoam and pieces of old wood.
"I get dumpster treasure, constructions site treasure, anything that anybody throws away ends up here," said Bagrowski.
And as the saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure."
"The kids love it, the neighbors love it, everybody loves it," said Teeters.
"The people are just so gracious, they stop by, they take pictures, we talk, it's wonderful," said Bagrowski. Unfortunately for everyone who loves seeing this each year, this might be their last.
"I'll be 60 this year and it takes a lot to do something like this," said Bagrowski.
He said hopefully with the help of the community and neighbors, they can all pitch in and make it happen again.
"There's an old saying, 'die as young as you can at an old age,' and there's nothing wrong with being young, and that's what I am, I'm a kid," said Bagrowski.