I love Halloween! As a boy I would always save my lawn mowing money to buy Halloween decorations to spice up my home for the upcoming all Hallows Eve festivities.
My new hobby is to make my own Halloween decorations because, let’s face it, all retail stores and the seasonal Halloween stores are a money pit. This year I have decided to do a graveyard scene out in front of my condo with things I built from the local hardware store.
You can buy an animated corpse in a cheaply built coffin that, if you sneeze on it wrong you will tear it in half from a Halloween store, or you can build one yourself for half the price.
After studying other blogs and websites I decided to try to build my own wooden old west toe pincher style coffin with rope handles.
I bought 16 wooden pickets 6’ long and then I followed the following diagram kindly provided by scarefx.com.
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The following photos show me constructing the life-sized wooden coffin:
Do you think Halloween decorations are too expensive too?