Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dead Inside…Do Not Open

I have to share this project I did for our Halloween display from yesterday.
You know I love my horror movies and I love my Walking Dead…this is suppose to represent the cafeteria door, in the hospital, of the 1st season of the Walking Dead!!

Here is how I did it.
Ashley had used this pallet for planting some succulents.

You can check out the link to that in this here post Ashley's pallet garden
When she moved out…she left this behind.

It wasn't as lush as it was when we first did this, so I decided to use this pallet for my project.
First step was digging out all of the soil…which wasn't the easiest as I had to dig in-between those wood planks.
I then took the landscape fabric off of the back and used the back of the pallet for my door.

I picked up this plastic chain and pad lock from the dollar store, along with the zombie hands, bwhaahaahaa.
I picked up some inexpensive handles from a local hardware store.
I painted the warning, on with black paint.
It was raining all day, and the paint ran…so I moved it under the eves.
You can faintly see the letters.
I then washed all of the words off and tried again with black gesso.

This is a photo of the actual door from the show.

Her is mine :)
I even added some nail polish on some of the hands, teehee.

We only received 33 Trick or Treaters.
So we have a few treats left over…well actually we even have less, as we have been enjoying them today ;)

Onto My Day:
I put away all of my outdoor Halloween display.
My work shed was in such disarray, that I ended up organizing it while waiting for some of the Halloween things to dry, as it rained all day and night yesterday.
I never got to create today.
But I did make some organizing lists, so I can start my organizing :)

Gearing up for the Walking Dead soon!!!!!

Hope you all had a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)


  1. What a great Halloween display, when my son still lived at home we decorated and dressed for the event. we had 46 little ones at the door all very polite.

  2. Awesome Halloween display! We have candy left over too and I am taking it up to work today! Happy November, Tracy!

  3. This is so awesome!! What a creative idea!! You did such a fabulous job!! Enjoy your leftovers ;) Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This is just hysterical! I love it!!!

  5. I love how this turned out! We had 160 trick or treaters and ran out of treats :( are you going to share your organizing with us?

  6. This turned out fabulous. Love the list for organizing your organizing :-)


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