Truth: I’ve had these stryrofoam gravestones sitting in my Halloween stash for a few years. Okay, maybe ten years. Each year, I plan on making them suitable for the outdoors. Then October 31st rolls around, and they return to their respective Halloween containers.
Finally, I took the whole 5 minutes this craft took me, and now I have a kid-friendly graveyard on my frontlawn. If some neighborhood kids decide to trash it, then I’m out a few bucks. These are the garden-variety gravestones you’ve probably seen at your dollar store.
-spray paint in silver
-E6000 craft glue
-paint sticks or shims
-cheap stryrofoam gravestones from The Dollar Tree
I won’t insult your intelligence here, but the secret is that E6000 glue. It’s waterproof, which is key for most rainy Octobers.
Simply spray paint the gravestone to get rid of that cheap dollar store look, glue a paint stick or shim on the back about mid-way down, and drive that stake into the ground once your craft is good and dry.
As a part of The Nester’s 31 days project, in which bloggers from all genres write about a topic for 31 days…I chose to be more general this year. Project Graveyard is a month where I tie up loose ends in my home and creative life. Finally, I have some outdoor Halloween decorations.
Stay tuned for more!
If you want to see last year’s 31 days (it’s all about Halloween…stop here!)