A DIY pro has taken to TikTok to reveal the two-storey Valentine’s display she made for the front of her house, leaving people stunned.
Carmen Croxall, known online as @clashcreativehome, regularly shares her unique art projects with her 59,000 followers.
In a new video, she shares the huge Love Hearts-themed structure she built outside her house, ahead of Valentine’s Day.
During the 13-second reel, Carmen, from Alphington, Devon, was seen unveiling her giant display, hidden behind a pink sheet.
The 17-foot model, made from varnished MDF, consists of a huge pack of the childhood favourite with hundreds of different-sized sweets tumbling out.
Below the TikTok video, Carmen confirmed that the unique display has had some strange responses, with her neighbour even mistaking it for a giraffe.
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When one follower what it was supposed to be, she wrote: “Sweets falling out of a tube, or as my neighbour says ’a giraffe’.”
Fans loved her quirky decoration, with the video gaining more than 43,600 likes and 621,000 views.
In the comments, Carmen’s followers shared their reactions, with one writing: “I don’t really understand but I love it.
Another said: “WOW! You killed it, this is soooo cool!”
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A third put: “Then there’s me struggling to make a Christmas thing around my door…this is amazing!”
Someone else put: “That's fab. Will defo put a smile on people's faces which we could use in this day and age.”
Although some thought she was a little eager after she revealed she put the display up on January 13.
One follower wrote: “I love it but….. it’s January…”
Carmen replied: “I always put my displays out early as they take so flipping long! They deserve extra time! case closed.”
In another video, she confirmed how she made the huge structure.
She said: “The Love Heart tube at the top is a carpet tube that I got for free from a carpet shop. Anyone can get them, they give them away.
“The base structure is something I have borrowed from my work, it’s a big base with a tall piece of wood in it.
“The Love Hearts themselves, I think about 60 per cent were factory rejects. So my work, we sell these all year round…so I’ve just accumulated quite a lot.
“There are some drum shells I got, £2.50 per shell. I’ve used those to pad it out.
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“And then they’re all put on this plastic garden mesh, again a lot of that was just reused from previous projects.
“It was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. I jigsawed it all together with cable ties at the top.”
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