HALLOWEEN GRAVEYARD TIPS & IDEAS
Below are some of
the important final touches we do when setting up our tombstones
and graveyard. But remember, if you want realism, too little or to
much can spoil the effect. Its very important not to over do
your tombstone enhancements or they will not appear to be
the real thing.
an added effect we like to attach a
artificial raven, crow or vulture to the top of a tombstone as thought he is
perched and watching over that particular grave. The ones we use have a
metal wire sticking out from each foot allowing you to
push these wires into the top of a tombstone to hold the
place. You can also position some artificial crows and maybe an owl in the trees as well. Artificial ravens, crows,
owls and vultures are available from
local craft stores.
Place small bouquets, wreaths or vases of wilted flowers
at the base of a few of your tombstones and monuments. These
can be real flowers that have been allowed to dry and
wither, or you can buy artificial flowers from a local craft
store. Autumn or winter flowers tend to look best. You can
even find black or gray colored flowers and roses, which
look especially ominous in a Halloween graveyard! Simple
touches like this can really add realism to your graveyard.
If you are assembling a small
fence enclosed graveyard for indoor use that will be on a
cement, tile, brick floor, you can simulate the ground by
inexpensive piece of carpet on the floor inside the
fence, then spread
some Spanish Moss or decorative wood chips over the
top of it. Spanish Moss can be bought at craft stores
and colored wood chips can be found in the gardening
department at major hardware stores.
Enhance the appearance of your
graveyard fence by adding fake spider web to the corners and
Spanish moss along the bottom.
Make a base for your tombstones.
Instructions coming soon.