The porcelain figurines that are Precious Moments have been making appearances in homes since 1978. A typical design features one or more children with teardrop-shaped eyes, and many collectors have a hefty inventory. Not to freak you out or anything, but an artist by the name of Keith Busher has taken those adorable figurines and turned them into... horror scenes.
On his website Precious Mutations and Instagram page @preciousmutator, Keith shows off his works of heart and the side-by-side before-and-after are equal parts shocking and incredible. Suddenly, those baby faces are turned into gory monsters in bloody scenes.
“It began about seven years ago now as the father of two kids who watched entirely too many TV reruns,” he told Apartment Therapy. “I wanted to find something to spark their childish imagination.”
Keith explained that he wasn’t initially going to do this repurposing idea, because he didn’t want to upset anyone. But he found an antique shop that was getting rid of a box of Precious Moments. Keith uses self-hardening clay and mostly recycled materials to take the figurines from cute to horrifying. You can even watch the process on his YouTube channel.
His creations are available for purchase on Etsy, so keep checking back for new ones as they’re made. Check out some of Keith’s creepiest before and after creations below for figurines that Halloween nightmares are made of.
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