|There's Always A Sucker . .|
I made my own Halloween tombstones with supplies from Michael's craft store. I didn't want them to have the usual epitaphs, so I chose some common phrases that might help depict a story or a film noir movie.
|. . And A Femme Fatalle . .|
|. . And A Mystery|
|Another Reason Wooden Tombstones Might Be Better - You Can Nail In The Stakes!|
|I Used A Straight Shovel To Make A Wedge In The Grass, Then Pushed In The Stake.|
Here are the steps I took to make the tombstones:
First I cut them to size by tracing around a curved object, a pool kickboard makes a good pattern if you have one.
Second I glued on my choice of decorations - vintage flowers, wooden cutouts and a Halloween bat.
Third I spray painted the tombstones (two coats) and let them dry overnight.
Fourth I used a stencil to trace letters on the tombstones which I then painted (using three-dimensional paint). Again I let everything dry overnight.
Last I attached the stakes (using styrofoam glue and duct tape) and sprayed the decorated side with a protective varnish. I let them dry overnight.
|Personally, My Hand Writing Is Terrible - I Need Stencils!|
|Make Sure You Use Outdoor Acrylic Paint And Spray|
One more thing, my bat was actually a sticker that didn't stick very well. But it was okay; I peeled it off after the tombstone had been painted and it left a nice white imprint of the bat.
|Maybe Next Year I'll Add A Couple More Behind These.|
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