Nearly every decoration is handmade. First is the cemetery fence made with 1"x2" fearing strips and 1/2" pvc. I used 1/2" conduit as posts that were used to connect the sections and secure to the ground. For the final touch the fence was painted with Rustoleum Hammered spray paint to give it a very realistic metal look. Next are the tombstones all made with foam wall insulation then painted with a faux stone spray paint. The grim reaper was modified by adding extra fabric then mounted on a flag pole making it an imposing figure welcoming trick or treaters. The last bit is the window boards also made of 1" thick foam wall insulation. The boards were cut to board size then fitted to each window. Once fitted they were hand painted to give them the old wood look. Every decoration was designed to be stored and reused for future Halloweens.
We were the hit of the neighborhood and had over 450 trick or treaters visit us on Halloween.
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