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Old 02-12-2013
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Default 5 cent fence finials

I was just about to place my order for 100 fence finials when I saw the total with shipping and realized my fence budget was about to be destroyed. I started to look for alternatives. Unable to find any that looked good and kept the price down I decided to make my own. For $2.00 I bought two sheets of craft foam and made about 40 finials.

12x18x3mm craft foam sheet
hot glue /gun
marker or pen

Each finial will need the follow pieces cut from foam.
(2) triangles
(1) 1.5" x 1.5" square
(1) 1" x 3" strip ( I made mine 3" + 1/16")
Sizes are based on 1/2" pvc used for the fence.

I made a template out of thin plastic but cardboard will work just as well. The triangle is 2" at the bottom and 3" tall. At this size you should get 36 finials from one full sheet. Adjust the size and shape to fit your haunt. Make it wavy, serrated what ever floats your boat.

Trace the template across the bottom then flip it over and trace a second row

Cut out the triangles match in pairs then cut one of the pair in half length wise.

Glue the two halves to each side of the triangle creating a spear shape. Cut out a 1.5" square for each spear and glue it to the bottom.

Cut out a 1" x 3" strip and glue it to the PVC top

Glue the spear to the top of the PVC/foam strip

Paint it with the fence and apply faux rust.
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