Step 7: Details, details, details...

In looking for other details to add, I rummaged through my tool closet and found my hatchet, which when planted firmly into a tree and given some red paint for "blood" becomes another prop.

To try and lighten the whole thing up some I also made a small cross and wrote "Trick or Treat" on it and posted it by the front door.

Since the fence didn't go all the way to the front door to keep kids out of the display I added some chain between the house and fence, then gave it a shot with the black paint, but left some of the shiny part exposed.

The "Here lies Dracula" sign and stake in the mound was also an afterthought I came up with the dress up the generic cross marker.

We also replaced the front porch light with a red bulb to make things a little creepier.
Wow... why didn't I look for this idea BEFORE Halloween? I love the idea of using the expandable foam to create the burned body - I'll have that on ground, next to the firepit! My husband has easy access to pallets - I never thought of using them for crosses and fences and I really appreciate the suggestion to 'break them up' to make them look aged. I think my favorite though, how sick am I? is the axe in the tree with the blood - maybe because I really do enjoy wood chopping? This all looks great and boy, you can't beat the price. GREAT instructable!

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