Introduction

an entryway with a fake bone door knocker
Photo: Julian Wass
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What better way to welcome your neighborhood's resident witches, ghouls, and goblins to your home than by tricking out your front door. For this spooky setup, we turned bones (fake, of course) into a knocker. To do it yourself, you'll need your own faux bones. But forget plastic; instead, look to anatomical-model companies for lifelike casts made from polyurethane or resin. Then just arm yourself with a drill/driver, some screws, and a can of black spray paint—and prepare to see some very surprised faces approach your walkway on Halloween.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/driver with high-speed steel bit
    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw or other saw for cutting the mounting block

    Shopping List

    1. 2 vertebrae casts

    2. 1 tibia cast

    3. Stainless-steel trim-head screws

    4. 1x4 scrap wood for the mounting block5. Exterior paint the color of your door

    6. 1¼-inch deck screws

    7. Removable mounting tape