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So I'm a pack rat when it comes to foam becasue I'm always sure that I can use it for something involving tombstones, etc. Here's my collection under the house.

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The problem is that much of it is form fitted for it's packaging function and isn't smooth. Other pieces are very thin (like maybe 1/4 inch) so to build up anything like a tombstone it would take 10-15 pieces all of which are varying lengths and widths.

I've used the good pieces to reinforce my dollar store tombstones which start out at 1/2 inch thick but I've made them 2-3 inches thick now - loving the results I've gotten with them.

But I'm at a loss with what to do with all of these random pieces. BTW I have at least twice what is pictured here.

Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?
 

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See my nuclear fallout album. I made "wall pieces" and had big nuts/bolts and rust dripping, from those big pieces square in a square pieces in your pic. That round container is looking like a barrel to me, (maybe paint and distress some foam pieces and cover it instead of painting the plastic.)
Also you can paint them like wood planks and put them on your windows.
Maybe make a sign for your haunt?
I also used them to build up my big mound of gold coins. (see my pirates album)
 

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Tombstone bases? I just brought home some that look like that custom-made stack and am working on a lit base here.
 
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Tell you what if you can not think of anything to do with all that foam I will toss you my address and you can send it to me lmao

I would make a Morgue on my garage with those thin pieces!
 

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The tall stack in the back looks similar to the computer monitor packing foam I used to build our cemetary columns.

I took each piece of foam and starting slicing out different shapes, just trying to get them to halfway similar depths.

Built the base of the column with 1x lumber and covered with pallet boards, then attach the foam with exterior liquid nails.

Grouted with some cheap caulking, then painted the "stones".

Have used them for the last 3 years. Will likely need to freshen up the paint job, but they've help up well...even in the rain.

This isn't the greatest pic, but only one I could pull from FB. column.jpg
 

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Dissolve it into a bucket of gasoline until you have the consistency of heavy syrup. Congrats you have made napalm. One can never have too much on hand ;-)
 

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Or you could do what I do, and just let it sit outside in a box for years, with every intention of using it some day.
 
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