Archive for September 2012

Halloween Scene

September 6, 2012

Saw this cute idea on pinterest to make a little Halloween scene in a jar.  Took a trip to Marshalls and found the large glass container, hit up Michaels for the mini zombies (with a coupon of course) and the tree and presto-chango, Halloween Scene in a jar.  Pretty good chance we will be making […]


September 5, 2012

What can you do late on a wednesday night with a 2×4 and some burlap? Well you can make mummies of course!  This was an idea we found on pinterest.  Simply cut a 2×4 to a managable height, paint it black, wrap it up in strips of light colored burlap and slap on some googly […]


September 4, 2012

Part of the new cemetery layout for this year is two new coffins.  I started by stealing measurement s from a foam coffin make-n-take at Great Lakes Fright Fest 2011. Once I had the measurements, a few cuts of 1×2’s and presto, coffin frames.  I haven’t decided what to cover them with yet but at […]


September 3, 2012

To fill out the back of the cemetery, I wanted some tall simple pieces.  How about three 5’6″ obelisks!?!? These were made from left over 2″ foam insulation.  The same offset technique was used to give them a touch of detail.  On the back is a 3′ section of 1×2 to glued a screwed into […]

Tombstone redux

September 2, 2012

After reading up on tombstone construction, I started making 4 new small (3 feet tall) ones.  2″ thick foam insulation was used as the base.  To add some dimension, I cut sections out of the stones with the jigsaw and offset them.  I hope that this will create some good depth and shadows when the […]

Let the planning begin!

September 1, 2012

I have my plan for our 2012 Halloween display finished!  I am a little late to the game this year but I think I have some cool new additions that will really make the yard look great.  The most noteable addition is a 16 channel light-o-ramma.  (Stay tuned for some test videos of it hooked […]