This year, it's back to large scale Halloween decorations at our house. After going hand-held size with the Candy Corn Goblins
last year, we decided to get back to something substantial again. Up to now, our walkway to the front door has been fairly ignored when it comes to Halloween decorations. Time to fix that. The idea came up to make some lantern posts and run them along the walkway. Of course, just throwing up a few pieces of wood with some battery powered lights wouldn't be any fun, so other plans had to be made!
For this version, we're using 4x4x8s, meat hooks, modified railroad style lanterns, miscellaneous this and that, and an existing low voltage wiring system.
The pictures (and a video) tell the story, but I also have a full SketchUp model for measurements on the posts. The SketchUp model is a little fancier than what I ended up doing, so take the overkill with a little grain of salt. :)