Easy Mausoleum for Halloween

Today you will learn how to make a Mausoleum prop for Halloween! It only takes a few hours and uses very little parts. This setup will allow full unobstructed use of the garage door.

When making Halloween props my 2 goals are;
1: It has to look big
2: It has to disassemble and fit into a small space.

This fits the build perfect! It's the size of my garage door and when I'm done it fits into a bag to be stored into the attic.

OK let's get started!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Tools and Parts

Tools Needed:

Utility knife
Gorilla glue
Med paint brush

Parts needed:

White Styrofoam installation panels (found at your local hardware store)
Magnets of your choice (I used ones I found at the local hardware store) 
Large letter stencils 
Grey spray paint 
Black latex paint

Step 2: Building It

Take the foam board and cut it to the desired size and glue 4 magnets on one side and let dry (see pic)  

Once the glue has dried turn over and use the grey spray paint and lightly "dust" paint. (if you go heavy the foam will start to dissolve) Once dry keep "dust" spraying till you get the desired coverage don't forget the edges, Let dry.

While you wait for the paint to dry you can use this time to come up with names or sayings for the stones.

Once the grey paint is dry lay out the stencils and use brush and black paint and dab on the paint. If you load it on it may take longer before you can move on to the next letter so be careful.

Step 3: Install and Enjoy

Now that everything is done all you have to do is place each stone on the garage door evenly spaced apart. Add some light effect and enjoy. I have had lots of great comments from the neighbors!

Halloween Decorations Contest

Participated in the
Halloween Decorations Contest

Be the First to Share


    • CNC Contest

      CNC Contest
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest
    • Maps Challenge

      Maps Challenge

    2 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Love this we never know how to "hide " the garage during Halloween.

    1 reply

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you for the comment. I didn't post it but I have since made an upgraded version. It uses the blue foam board due to it holding up better long term. If you decide to make something like this I would enjoy seeing the pictures.