Re-imagining a Piece of Fence into a Spooky Gate

A mostly DIY Halloween exterior.

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When my parents built a fence to have a garden area where the dogs couldn’t get in, my mom left a section aside to hide the fireplace vent on the outside of the house. She then let my 2-year-old son paint the fencing. One day they were out of town. And I had this hideous, gothic candelabra like light fixture I had picked up at a thrift store after seeing some other project I wanted to try and duplicate. Or something. I took the thing apart and got a lightbulb in my brain. The ants go marking type of thing. A creative mind never sleeps.

I painted the fencing black. Then painted the candelabra pieces a dark purple. I strategically screwed the pieces onto the fence. Added some of the chain from the light fixture. And made a ‘beware’ sign I then attached. I decided it also needed a spider and back then made one out of a Styrofoam ball and pipe cleaners. But it had to be replaced a few years ago. It’s got an orange bat now. I actually thought I did a post on this when I was still over at Blogger but I guess it didn’t make the transfer over to WordPress.

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I turn those lights on on Halloween night. I also added a nose to the black cat last year and can’t decide if she needs paws or not.


Yesterday I also threw together a witch with black mesh and a tomato cage. I think I will attach the mesh better later but for now she works. And lights up. (The rug is losing it’s paint so I was thinking of painting it black for Halloween.)



Sharing at the Talk of the Town Party and Waste Not Wednesday




Published by Lili

Single mom trying to find fun and happiness thru the lens.

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