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Could really use some suggestions on what to use for a fence around my cemetery. Prefer it's something that breaks down flat for easy storage and would love to see pic's of your suggestions. There are so many creatives in the forum I just know someone can help me :rolleyes:
 

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I'm interested in this also. If anything, it might deter the cats in my neighborhood from pooping on my dirt mounds in front of the tombstones. The small plastic fences usually sold for Halloween are just too costly.
 

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I agree on the small plastic fencing being expensive - particularly if your cemetery is larger in size - I also want to hopefully keep people from walking around in it :D

I did this one last year but had trouble keeping it up (Plastic chain between painted PVC posts with foam skulls on top)

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It also didn't keep the neighborhood kids from playing in the cemetery :(
 

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This is an older photo of our Halloween yard cemetery (from 2011, yes it snowed in PA in October, which was early for us!), but you can see the detail on my cemetery fence the best, so I'm using this one to show you what I'm talking about.

When my husband & I first started doing some outdoor decorations, we wanted a cemetery area but didn't have the budget for real & even home-made fencing. I found some of those little plastic garden fence pieces at Lowe's/Home Depot, and we used those to outline a cemetery area where we could put tombstones.

As we grew, we didn't want to waste what we had already bought, so we thought about ways we could incorporate those little plastic fence pieces, and I came up with this method purely by luck - one day we were leaving a family member's house, and a neighbor of theirs had put a TON of square white plastic fence pieces out for the trash. They did not have caps on them and some were scratched up, but I told my DH to stop the car right away! I knew they had potential.

So, we spray-painted the pieces black & I had my DH drill them to create a thin hole along the top & bottoms of each square post. I then used thick wire to thread through each hole to attach the small black garden fencing to each post. You can see that each section of fence consists of two garden fences (one upside down, one right-side up) and two square posts. We did end up ordering caps online to finish them off.

We bought a bunch of clearance green garden stakes one year and we just stick those sticks in the ground & then slide each fence section overtop them, because the square posts are hollow. We ended up really liking the wonky look that the wire sort of creates - it's not stiff, so some fence pieces do lean a bit or look crooked.

We have since bought a LOT more of the small garden plastic fencing so that we can continue to expand our cemetery. The fence now goes mostly all the way across our front yard! The spray paint gets scratched because we stack them all together for storage, but it kinda adds to the aged look and if it gets really bad, we just re-spray it. The only thing that ever was tough about this fence is that some of the small plastic garden fencing is slightly different looking than the others. The older plastic garden edging that we bought years ago couldn't be perfectly matched, so we just matched it as best we could. Honestly though, we just put that along the back section & I don't think anyone has ever noticed. So if you do something like this, try to buy enough of the edging that you can expand later if you want. We found all our edging on clearance, so that helped us out. :cool:

Anyway, that's how our fencing worked out for us! I don't know that we'd have ever just thought up doing it like this, but when we tried to figure out how to use what we already had on hand, this is what we did. Happily for us, we love the end result!

 

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Thank you - that looks great. Definitely an option for us and it looks like it will store easily so that's a big plus..... :)
 

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I cut pallet boards to about 3ft (eyeballed random lengths) laid them out across my back yard spaced out about 4-6 inches apart with the bottoms somewhat even, then laid two lengths of 3/8" rope down the length and stapled it onto each board. Gave me 50ft of fencing for less than $20. Rolls up for storage. (a bit heavy rolled up though) I made one of the boards every 8ft about 2 ft longer on the bottom to spike into the ground for support.

 

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I cut pallet boards to about 3ft (eyeballed random lengths) laid them out across my back yard spaced out about 4-6 inches apart with the bottoms somewhat even, then laid two lengths of 3/8" rope down the length and stapled it onto each board. Gave me 50ft of fencing for less than $20. Rolls up for storage. (a bit heavy rolled up though) I made one of the boards every 8ft about 2 ft longer on the bottom to spike into the ground for support.

This looks fabulous - I want something a little taller but love the concept. Thanks so much :)
 

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Think I may give something like this a try! Use styrofoam for the posts (heat carved to look like bricks) with solar lights on top - So excited to get started.....
 

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DSC_1964.jpg Here is an ole pic from 08. I used a 1x2 for the top and bottom railing and 1/2" pvc pipe for the pickets then sprayed every thing black. I still use the fence to this day some are a little worn from ware
 

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PVC and wood. Been using the same fence panels since 04. The older they get the better... IMG_1331.JPG_s.jpg IMG_0312.jpg IMG_0719.jpg
 
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I found some of those little plastic garden fence pieces at Lowe's/Home Depot, and we used those to outline a cemetery area where we could put tombstones.
My current fence is made of old pallet wood, and it looks like a rotten picket fence. It's bulky and heavy, though, so I've been looking for alternatives, too. One great idea I saw somewhere (and of course I can't remember where) was to build a standard PVC and furring strip fence, but with a flat top. Then, use these garden fence pieces as the top of the fence. Should be cheaper than using finials.
 

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Plastic finials are super cheap and look great. I got mine at King Architectural Metals years ago.
 
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