When we moved to our neighborhood we had no idea that it celebrates Halloween in a big fashion. It is essentially one big block party and most everyone has some kind of display or production in front of their house. A couple of doors down from us is a photographer and he takes studio quality photos of each trick or treater, there are a couple of haunted houses in the neighborhood that start being constructed a month in advance, etc… So this year since we’ve been here a year and have settled in, we are feeling the pressure to have something good instead of just handing out candy. I commissioned my husband Kevin to make a small coffin out of the pallets we have stacked in the garage.
He did an awesome job and it looks old and creepy just like I wanted. I don’t have any instructions on how to make it but here are some pictures. I decided since we did use pallets, to line it with fabric. To do that I made a cardboard coffin insert and glued satin fabric to it but I left it loose so I can pull it out if I decide to use the coffin in the front yard as decoration. We also didn’t attach the lid because it would be too tall with it open as it will be sitting on a bench.
My little skelly inside is going to be buried in candy and as you can see he has a candy in his mouth already. I will put pictures up from Halloween night to see him totally buried.
Here it is on Halloween night. We received so many great responses to it. A few kids were scared to put their hands in it but most didn’t care and dug right in. It was a definite hit for giving out candy!