Halloween Forum banner
1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
897 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well as I said in another topic a couple weeks ago, I have a plan to make myself a few more tombstones and I had a lot of styrofoam pieces given to me at work that I hate to see go to the dump, so I have been making some kid friendly tombstones to give away as well. I just used some pumpkin stencils to make the stones. People around here seem to get creeped out really easily so these should be generic enough. The "keepers" and the "give aways" are all mixed in the work space pics. I am not spending a lot of time making them fancy but just want to be able to give them away on the local Buy Sell & Trade website. Unemployment around here is at about 95% so I want to encourage people who don't have any money to decorate for Halloween and I figure if I give them away there is no reason NOT to decorate. Sneaky...:D

I have three left to finish but have finished 20 others. Some of them are cheap smaller tombstones that I added to other styrofoam pieces to beef them up. The styrofoam was free from work, I already had the paint and mudding compound etc and the small store bought tombstones only cost about $4-$6 so I got 23 tombstones for next to nothing.

Headstone Grave Grass

Furniture Room Table Chair Textile

Table Wood Hardwood Room Furniture

Table Wood Tree Furniture Textile
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
897 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thanks Everyone.

I am working on four stones for myself (works in progress), these are the "keepers" that were original ideas from others. I think I got ideas from pics I saw on Pinterest but I am pretty sure they were originally done by members here. I just thought they were awesome and decided to try my own additions to my cemetery. I hope whoever created the original stones doesn't mind me doing them.

Text Font Relief Stone carving Carving

Used thrift store pie plate and plastic Christmas ornament
Text Headstone Stone carving Grave Memorial

Art Stone carving

Religious item Cross Symbol Crucifix Relief


Marie
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
These are all fantastic and very well done. I remember making mine out of cereal boxes and paint, years ago. Still have them but they look extremely amateurish in comparison!
 
  • Like
Reactions: mariem

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
These look amazing! Great job! I have a question... how do you make them stand up? I have some I bought at Party City (styrofoam) and I can't get them to stand up. Every year I duct tape them to a bamboo stick... but they always fall down (the tape peels away). Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
897 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
The stand alone stones have holes drilled on the bottom and I use dowels in the ground to stake them so they don't get blown over. The stones like the one with the head have 2x4 or 2x6 pieces of wood screwed onto the front and back of the stone to help add weight and I also screw plumbing clips to the back of the wood piece so I can hammer a tent stake into the ground (add clips where they can't be easily seen). The tombstones that are made from coolers have a weight of some sort placed inside them since I don't have to worry about breaking anything off and I can carry it around by the side handles.

Arch Architecture Marble Furniture


Floor Flooring


Marie
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top