We put out our graveyard yesterday. This year we decided to add a Circle of Dancing Ghosts and to make our house look like a creepy Jack O’ Lantern.
We made the tombstones in 2005. I will tell you how to make them but I don’t have any pictures.
You need a sheet of 4’ x 8’ blue Styrofoam insulation. Cut out the tombstone shapes with a steak knife or electric carving knife. You must prime the Styrofoam, regular paint will dissolve it. It is ok to paint after priming it. We used black and gray spray paint and lightly covered with stone effects spray paint. Our tombstones say Ima Rotten, Yul. B Next, Justin Pieces, Myra Mains, Yetta Nother, Bea Ware, and a bunch of RIP’s.
To make the Ghosts you need 6 sheets, 6 five foot bars of conduit, and masking tape and plastic shopping bags. Arrange the poles in a circle and hammer about 1 foot into the ground. Stuff the plastic shopping bags into a head. Tape bag onto the pole.
Loosely tie fishing wire around the neck. Tie the ends together with fishing wire to form the holding hands.
To make the scary eyes you need 1 package of orange tissue paper and two pieces of oak tag. Place the two pieces together and draw your shape on the backside. I used crayon it showed up well. Cut out shape on both pieces at the same time.
Tape the eyes to the window first.
Tape tissue paper over the eye. Do not overlap the tissue paper it will show up at night.
We are having issues with our lighting scheme, two of our green floodlights broke. When we have laid out our lights I will post an evening photo.
We are still thinking of a few more things. These are very budget friendly decorations. The ghosts were $18 and the eyes were $2.