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Monday, October 25, 2010

How to Make Halloween Tombstones

At a loss for exciting new Halloween decorations? Attract all the ghosts and goblins in your neighborhood to your yard with these spooky tombstones. This is a great video on how to make Halloween Tombstones.

What you need:
Black Marker
20" x 40" Styrofoam Sheet
Gray Craft Spray Paint
Sea Sponge
White And Acrylic Paint
Paper Towel
Paint Brush
24" Dowel

Step 1: Draw
Draw an outline of your tombstone with a black marker onto a Styrofoam sheet. Cut out your tombstone.

Step 2: Draw design
Draw your letters and desired design onto the face of the tombstone.
Create your own designs or research historical tombstones for ideas.

Step 3: Carve
Carve out your design with a knife or wood-burning tool.

Step 4: Paint
Spray your tombstone with gray paint. Let it dry.

Step 5: Dip sponge
Dip a sea sponge first into the white paint, then the black paint, and then dab the sponge onto a piece of paper towel. Blot the tombstone with the sea sponge. Repeat until the entire tombstone has been blotted. Allow to dry.

Step 6: Paint
Paint the carved areas with black paint and let dry.

Step 7: Make stand
Push half of the dowel into the bottom and center of the tombstone. Push the other half of the dowel into the ground to secure the tombstone. Add some spooky lighting, props like a monster glove coming out of the ground, and other details to give your visitors a creepy and memorable Halloween.

More details, watch the following How to Make Halloween Tombstones video.

Credit: Howcast

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Show Me Mama said...

What a cool idea. I was looking how to make one. Love it. I wish I found your site sooner since Halloween is almost over and done with. I have to book mark your site for next year. Thanks for sharing :)I am your new follower. You can follow me back at Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

Have a great weekend

Inforhub said...

@ShowMeMama, Thanks for your kind words and I really appreciate that you like my post.

BBI Mastermind said...

Weird but okay. Nice post.

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