Alright, so I know I said I was ready for Fall decor, but typically I decorate for Fall and Thanksgiving time together, so at our house Halloween decorations always come first, and if you’ve been a reader for a while, then you know that I also like to try and do something new or a little bit different for each holiday every year.
This year I’ve been hovering around this sort of art deco type feel with my Halloween decor. You know, the geometric lines and contrasted colors; a bit ‘Great Gatsby’ if you will, and of course, I’m working on adding a few touches of gold as well 🙂 I have most of my decorating done, besides a few finishing touches and I realized that I had a lot to share, so I thought I’d break it up a bit over the next little while, to show you all the details and step-by-step better.
Our first little DIY project was this creepy, stained, toe pincher coffin. I wanted something on my shelves that was different this year; not a frame or regular board with a saying, so when Cason mentioned a tall tombstone or coffin leaning up against the wall, I was sold!
Here’s How we did it:
We used a piece of 1/4th inch thick birch plywood in a 2x4ft size and sketched out what we wanted our toe pincher coffin to look like. We ended up going with the below measurements. 6 inches for the three top portions, 11 1/2 on the longer sides and 4 inches at the bottom. Cason figured out that the points towards the middle met at about a 130 degree angle.
Once that was all drawn the way we wanted, Cason got out the jigsaw, his new clean wood blades, so that the cut edges would be less slivered and rough, and got to cutting out the coffin shape. Once he was done he just did a quick once-over on each edge with some 100 grit sandpaper to make everything ultra smooth.
“Hist & Hark, Draw close and Tremble, ‘Tis this Night that GHOSTS Assemble”
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