Do It Yourself Front Lawn Crypt Walk Through

Paige Hemmis gets you ready for Halloween with this DIY.


  • 4 pieces of 4x8 2inch extruded polystyrone insulation boards
  • Multi purpose jig saw
  • Pencil/Pen
  • 8 3inch door hinges w/ removal pins
  • Screws
  • 8 1x4 wood boards
  • Heat gun
  • Gray paint
  • Black Paint
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Paint brushes
  • Xacto Knife


1) Cut all 4 of the 4x8 foam boards to 6 ½ ft height

2) Take 2 of the 4x8 foam insulation boards and trace the entrance patterns onto each board. Blue prints will be on website

3) Cut out entrance using multi-purpose jigsaw

4) Glue 1x4 boards along both sides of each entrance way using gorilla glue

5) Drill boards into place using 3 screws per board

6) For sidewalls, glue and screw 1x4 boards along each side. Make sure to leave an inverted space for the boards from the entrance way to fit in.

7) Take an entrance way and sidewall and line up the edges

8) Screw hinges on each board. One towards the top and one towards the bottom

9) Match and screw in connecting hinge to join the entrance and sidewall together

10) Thread pin through matching hinges to connect walls

11) Repeat step until all four walls are connected

Directions for stone look **DO IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA!!!**

1) Draw out stone pattern

2) Take Xacto knife and cut along the stone lines you just drew out

3) Take a heat gun and go along the lines you just cut out

4) To add a distressed look, spray water on foam and go over with heat gun

5) Paint black in lines you cut out

6) Paint walls gray

7) Add moss, skeleton heads, and any other accessories you'd like to incorporate

Download Blueprint

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