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Today's Tip: Don't set zombies on fire. You just create a flaming torch heading right for you!

Tutorial

Carve Fake Wood From Foam Boards

Need some good looking fake wood signs? Check out this tutorial for some tips on how to carve some great looking wood planks from foam boards.

Do you have plans for a huge facade across the front of your garage? Need a spooky rotting sign to post your haunt rules? You need a lightweight material that can stand up reasonably well to the elements and is easy to work with.

Cardboard will get waterlogged. Plywood is expensive, and because of its weight it requires a significant amount of engineering just to hold it up.

One solution is foam board. It’s waterproof, paintable, and best of all…you can carve it into just about anything. In just a few simple steps you can learn to make a convincing wood grain. We’ll also step through a painting technique called “dry brushing” to complete the effect.

…and if you make yours before noon you can claim to have morning wood. There. I said it.

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