Introduction: Graveyard Fence

This is an easy Halloween project my son and I did to create a graveyard fence. This is my first instructable, so enjoy. There are a lot of project pages out there that have great graveyard props and tips, but I didnt see any that started with pre-built fencing or trellis. So here you go.


1. Sections of Garden Trellis
2. Metal garden stakes (2 per trellis)
3. Zip ties (4 per trellis)
4. Black paint (1/2 can per trellis + 1 more can)
5. Halloween ornaments, plastic skulls for example (2+ per trellis)


Scissors/knife (to trim zip ties)
Pliers (to pull wood staples)

Step 1: Purchase Garden Fence or Trellis

I found some great trelli (?) at the Depot. They were about $9-12 each. Remember, I was trying to save some time and effort here. I'm not sure that this was any more expensive than purchasing all of the wood or PVC.

Step 2: Remove Decorations/cross-bars

Now its time to remove any of the wood that you don't want to be part of the fencing. In our case, we removed the middle bars of the trellis.

Step 3: Paint

The trellis absorbed a lot of paint. I think we used a little more than 1 can for 2 trellis. The joints are a major pain but they gotta be covered.

Step 4: Anchor

We used some steel garden stakes and zip tie to anchor the fence. When we store it, we leave it all attached. The flanged stake ends made for super easy hammering.

Step 5: Decorate

We looked at a lot of project sites, but this one gave us the idea to put skull heads on some of the posts:

We found some foam skulls at a party store and cut out some of the foam underneath. Then we hot glued them onto a few posts per fence section. The hot glue holds ok but a few fell of when we stored them.

Note: Junior is a hot glue master.

Step 6: Set Up Graveyard and Enjoy

I have a few more Halloween projects I will share soon.

Hope this helps someone.
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