Readfield resident Sonya St. John has spent the last month creating her own Tim Burton-inspired wonderland, and she is encouraging people to come visit.

Located just off state Route 17 in Readfield on Adell Road, the St. John home is ready for Halloween.

St. John built most of the “Halloween Town” decorations herself.

“I wanted a bunch of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ blowups, but I couldn’t afford them,” she said. “I made Zero’s house out of the styrofoam from the box my child’s old stroller came in.”

The doors to each holiday’s land are made from spray foam insulation on plywood.

St. John said when her family moved into their house, the more than 300-year-old oak tree in her front yard reminded her of the tree in “Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Her plan is to have the display finished over the next week, but said it will be fully operational by Halloween. She encourages people to stop by and check out her work.

“I plan to have the whole thing done by the 25th,” St. John said. “By Halloween the garage will be open and you can walk up and see the town hall all done up.”

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