In this instructable, I will try and show you how I made these Skeleton's for Halloween decoration. I made these last year to go with my Pallet Coffin. I made the first one out of pallet boards, then made 3 more, using some scrap 3/8” plywood, they worked better.
This is a real simple project to make, hope this gives you a new idea.
I have included the SVG file that I used, if you don't have a program to open it. Download the Free program Inscape, that is what I used to make this.
If you have a hard time following my directions, you might want to check out the video instead.
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Step 1: Materials
Pallet boards or plywood
Jigsaw or Scrollsaw
Drill and some drill bits
Printer to print out the pattern
Long Gutter nails
Pencil or Marker
Step 2: Pattern
Print out or draw yourself a pattern. Then I use some spray adhesive to attach the pattern to wood. At first I used some old pallet boards, but then used some scrap 3/8" plywood. The plywood done better for this, if I had glued up the pallet boards, they might have done better.
After making the first one, I used it as a pattern and traced it onto the plywood.
Step 3: Sawing
I used a Jigsaw with a scrollsaw blade to cut the pattern out of the plywood. The first one was made out of pallet wood and I used a Bandsaw and Jigsaw on it.
Note you will have to drill some holes to cut some areas with the Jigsaw.
Step 4: Paint
Now that you have your parts cut out, we need to paint them, I used White spray paint, but you could use other colors. I would recommend using some kind of primer on the plywood boards first.
Step 5: Hardware
I had some Gutter nails laying around, they are about 7" long. Bought some 9/16" staples and attached them to the back like you see in the pictures.
Step 6: Enjoy
Now they are ready to be installed into the ground. Just push or hammer the nails into to ground. I put them close to my Pallet Coffin.
Thanks for checking out my Instructable. Happy Halloween!!
Participated in the
Halloween Decor Contest 2016