Halloween is three weeks away and at this point you're probably making your final lists of things that you need to get for your Halloween bash. Granted you could go to stores like Target or Party City and if you're town has a seasonal pop up Halloween Express shop and get your decorations there but wouldn't it be great to have a standout piece that no one else has since you created it yourself?
If you're a die hard DIYer then you know how much fun it is to create something that no one else has, like say...a coffin cooler as your drink centerpiece. Not only would it work great for drinks you can also use it for candy or even to decorate your lawn to scare your guests as they come through.
To create a coffin cooler you will need:
Seven 4×4 boards, varying in length depending on the size of coffin you want. Two boards make up the sides, one board makes the bottom, and you’ll cut the other four to fit the shape of the coffin.
Cut the bottom board into a coffin shape. You can use Google images to get an idea for the design.
Cut two boards to fit the length of the coffin. The boards should extend from the first angle on the top to the bottom.
Cut two smaller boards so they fit at an angle on each side of the top.
Cut the last two boards to fit the top and the bottom.
Nail each piece to the bottom board, starting with the sides.
Paint the finished product black, brown, or grey to make it look more authentic.
If you plan to use the coffin as a drink cooler, line the inside with black trash bags. The trash bags help make the coffin more waterproof when the ice starts to melt. You can make several in varying sizes if you want to use as candy dishes or decorations. Who knows? You might make a big one and recruit a friend to lie in it and scare people!
(Source: Money Crashers)
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