The DIY graveyard. The perfect addition to any yard for Halloween. It was certainly my greatest accomplishment this season. I am still beaming with pride. You know you did something right when people are stopping outside your house to take pictures of your lawn. At least that’s how I see it…
I’m not sure when I got the idea to turn my front lawn into a spooky cemetery, but once I did, that was it. There was no turning back. I went all in.
I knew all along that the fence itself was not going to be enough. I needed a grander entrance. So I made some columns to stand at the front of the graveyard. I created a tutorial for them here as well.
Once my fence and columns were up, I decided to create some tombstones (check out the tutorial here). I looked up all sorts of stuff to write on them. I wanted something creepy, but the hubs vetoed that idea. He insisted that it be names and they be funny and kid-friendly. So after some Pinterest searching, I finally came up with 2 that I liked.
The overall effect was exactly what I was going for. I even added a glow-in-the-dark skeleton hand I got from the dollar store. Perfect!