It's day two of the "31 Days of Halloween" series. I'm already exhausted. Who's hare-brained idea was this, anyway?
Yes, I know it was mine. But couldn't one of you take the blame for it? It would help me cope.
Yesterday, I showed you how to make some gravestones for your spooky Halloween yard. Today, I'm going to show you how to make a fence for your graveyard! It takes some time, but is actually really easy, and doesn't cost that much. Here's what you do:
Find some PVC pipe at Lowe's. I used the 1/2" size PVC pipe and it's $0.98 for a 10' length. I love a deal.
Oh, and Lowe's has a handy-dandy cutter that they use to cut these for you. Awesomesauce. Here's Jen from Lowe's, happily cutting away:
After purchasing your super-cheap fencing, head on home. You'll need some black spray paint and a very high-tech method for painting. My high-tech method involved a tarp and some dowels and sticks. Totally modern.
I put the tarp down and stuck the dowels and sticks in the holes. The idea was to have the sticks standing up to be painted. Otherwise, I would have had to paint them on the ground and would have had to do one side at a time... ridiculousness.
You'll have eight painted sticks. Beautiful.
At the top, I made the lengths different. For the tallest sticks, I glued at 9" down, and decreased by 2" for each of the shorter sticks. Still confusing? Pictures speak better than I do, evidently.
If I went with 3/4" PVC, I could have bought awesome finials online. But what fun would that be? None, I say. So I found a fleur de lis on clip art and printed it out.
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