I had planned on doing a tutorial on these, but I ran out of time this year. I promise to do one next August to give you plenty of time to make your own! But, just to get you excited, I will post some pics this year!
I LOVE my headstones!!! My graveyard started 8 years ago when I was still a newly wed. I made the first 5 original ones out of 2" Styrofoam (the usual white kind that is crumbly) I learned a lot- mainly that it was harder to cut and not as durable. Later I made the rest out of insulation Styrofoam boards. (usually blue or purple) You can buy several different thicknesses, but I prefer 2" or thicker. It ranges anywhere from $15- $35 for a 8'x4' sheet. You can make about 10 or more out of a sheet that size. I usually call up my local hardware store and ask if they have any broken pieces they will sell at discount. I have never paid full price for mine.
Read the names- they are pretty funny!
Chief is our family dog- kinda morbid I know! but what is worse is there is one with my husbands name!!!
If you can't wait till next year, there are several good resources online for how to make these - but be warned, it is a full day or longer project. (but totally worth it) I have had my graveyard for 8 years now.
Unfortunately I have had to say goodbye to 5 of my cherished headstones. Little boys have a hard time resisting them sometimes. I still think it is worth putting them out - my kids and all the neighbor kids can't resist playing zombies in the graveyard. (you would seriously think I was erecting a ferris wheel every year when I put it out when you see the amount of kids it attracts!)
Stay tuned - on Wednesday I am going to post how to make the ghosts!
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