This year I plan to have faux cemetery in my front yard for Halloween. My first step was to make the tombstones. There are many different materials that can be used to make them including Styrofoam, cardboard, but I will be using wood. The wood that I used is all old wood from remodeling my house. This is a great way to recycle it.
The next step was to paint on a epitaph. I used a small paint brush and black & white paint. I also added a few lines to make it have a cracked look.
Every tombstone needs an epigraph. They can be funny or a little scary depending on your mood. These are a few of my favorites.
Here lies Ben, whose life was full, Until he tried to milk a bull
Here lies the body of my sweet sister; She was just fine 'til Dracula kissed her
Do Not Disturb
Here lies poor Uncle Tor, He just couldn't take it anymore
I told you I was sick.
Here lies the body Of Margaret Bent She kicked up her heels And away she went.
"Hey y'all…watch this!"
This Space for Rent
I was Fred And now I'm dead!
Halloween Prop Vandal
Rest in Pieces
H. Dumpty"I was pushed!"
Barry R. Bones