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    Default Has anyone made a cemetry fence using cardboard?

    So I went to the spirthalloween store for the first time and saw a graveyard fencing made of what i believe was cardboard or pretty close to it. I thought to myself this would be somewhat pretty easy to do. Cut out the pieces and spray them with the rock like paint and keep it for next year or throw it away if it gets damaged. Just wondering if anyone has done it or has a DIY link?
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    To me seems like a lot of work just to throw it away if it gets wet or ripped when the PVC fence is simple to make and just touch up as needed and is good for all types of weather! Just my 2 cents..

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    I have made lots of things out of cardboard. I have made some of my best tombstones out of cardboard but they do have to go into the trash after Halloween. Even though we dont get the rain in Cali, the dew on the grass just does them in.

    If you want to make it to save money, I say go for it. Its fast and easy. Next year if you want you can make the PVC fence if you want. I dont make a lot out of cardboard anymore because it breaks my heart to have to throw it away.
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    I agree with Izrdsgal. I think you should go for it. It does suck to throw things away but if you're anything like me you may be running out of space for all your Halloween goodies. Maybe make a quick one this year with cardboard and than if you want make one out of PVC next year. I also constantly see FREE cardboard on craigslist ALL THE TIME. You may check that out. Also the Rock paint is rather expensive so you may check into just painting them somewhat similar to tombstones. GOOD LUCK in whatever you decide.

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    Okay, not the actual fence, but cardboard fence columns:
    http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutori...cardboard.html

    I've had these for several years, and since they pull up easy, I've been able to bring them in if it starts pouring. They did survive a few sudden showers with no ill effects, but I wouldn't recommend using something like this if you get major rain and snow.

    The fence part is much too much work to cut all the pieces out if you have any real length to cover. You will get hand cramps and kick yourself later when they have to be trashed after so many hours spent making them.

    I bought my fencing from Lowes and it was around 80 something feet for $60. There are some other types that are in the same price neighborhood and might work just as well if you check out your garden centers. Mine folds up for storage and looks pretty good considering. I mainly wanted a fence to keep the kids from tripping all over the cords and props - so I'm pretty happy with it and don't plan on upgrading any time soon.
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    Hey thanks guys, I think doing a pvc fence post and cardboard for colums would be the way to go.






    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie's Girl View Post
    Okay, not the actual fence, but cardboard fence columns:
    http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutori...cardboard.html

    I've had these for several years, and since they pull up easy, I've been able to bring them in if it starts pouring. They did survive a few sudden showers with no ill effects, but I wouldn't recommend using something like this if you get major rain and snow.

    The fence part is much too much work to cut all the pieces out if you have any real length to cover. You will get hand cramps and kick yourself later when they have to be trashed after so many hours spent making them.

    I bought my fencing from Lowes and it was around 80 something feet for $60. There are some other types that are in the same price neighborhood and might work just as well if you check out your garden centers. Mine folds up for storage and looks pretty good considering. I mainly wanted a fence to keep the kids from tripping all over the cords and props - so I'm pretty happy with it and don't plan on upgrading any time soon.

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    I Just made a small fence for inside my home cause i have an apartment. I work at a company that makes slot machine art. so i run the Laser Cutter and i made a die and laser cut my own fence then painted them looks great. can seem to figure out what else to laser cut tho.....hmmmm

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    You are a lucky dog Twitch.. Id be fired the first day because I wouldnt be able to get any work done LOL
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    How about going with foam core! It is the ideal in between the complex Pink board creations and making columns out of card board. Just a thought.

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    Yeah it is very hard to work when all i want to do is make stuff....lol...ive made alot of stuff already, i will be making a Halloween wall mural soon in pieces so look for that.

 

 
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