13 Days of Halloween: Cardboard Tombstone!

By Anonymous on 11/04/2015

13 days of Halloween

Looking for a festive way to decorate your yard this Halloween season? Try a cardboard tombstone! Sure, purchasing Halloween decorations can take the hassle out of do-it-yourself projects, but these tombstones are fun and easy to make. With just a few things laying around the house you can make the perfect decorations that the whole family will enjoy. 

cardboard tombstones

What you will need: 

cardboard tombstone supplies

Let's Get Started! 

step one

cardboard tombstone cutout

Sketch out the shape of the grave stone on to the cardboard. We went for more of a decayed look. You can be as creative as you'd like!

step two

cardboard tombstone cutout

Cut the cardboard along the sketch using either an exacto knife or a box cutter. Use the first cutout as a pattern to trace and cut another piece that will act as the rear of the headstone. Also cut a strip of cardboard, this will act as the sides of your grave stone.

step three

painted cardboard tombstone

Tape it all together and enjoy!

step four

painted cardboard tombstone

(Optional) Take it one step further and you can spray paint the grave stone dark grey, allowing you to get even more creative. You can also add a name or an epitaph to make it even creepier.


Stay Connected!

Have fun with it and be sure to share your grave stones on Twitter or Facebook

#mytombstone @homelectrical