If your family is super into Halloween and you like to really decorate check out this tutorial and build a coffin from pallets for Halloween this year. This is build from 4 pallets, 2 large ones and 2 small and a piece of plywood for the back.
Terra shares her tutorial on Halloween Forum so that you can make a coffin to add to your yard or part. There are loads of pictures and you will see a nice walk through of the build. I know a of of folks in my neighborhood that would probably like these plans. We have a few folks that really decorate for Halloween. Me, I am lucky if I get around to carving a pumpkin. It is not exactly one of my favorite holidays but lots of people really seem to enjoy it.
I think you could use a bunch of old fence pickets to build this if you don’t have or can’t get pallets. This would be kind of neat if it was propped open and you could find a plastic skeleton and paint it black and put it inside the coffin. There is still plenty of time to build this coffin before Halloween gets here.