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Mini Graveyard Centerpiece



Whenever I buy a new set of sheets, I hold on to the cardboard insert that’s always tucked inside. I love working with cardboard — I paint it, stitch it, rework it to create totally new shapes – I just like it a lot. The inserts that I find in the sheet sets are particularly nice too – they are of a finer quality than bulkier cardboard and they cut easily. Recently, the idea popped into my head to try to make a mini cemetery out of a few pieces of this cardboard for a Halloween centerpiece…

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My kids liked these a lot.

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At only 4-inches high, these tombstones are just big enough to carry a little message.

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This project cost me nothing to make. I used a piece of cardboard, pencil, thin black marker, gray crayon and scissors.

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Cut out your shape.

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Sketch out your design with a pencil.

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Go over your pencil lines with a thin black marker.

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Shade your design with a gray crayon.

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I hot glued a small support (a triangular piece of the same cardboard) to the back to keep these tombstones upright.

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Use your mini tombstone to communicate with your guests at a buffet.

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You can fill in your tombstone with a hand-written or stamped message.

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Happy Halloween!

 


Discussion

  1. Jan  October 29, 2012

    You are too clever. I love it. I am for sure going to make some.

  2. Julia stratman  October 29, 2012

    This is perfect for the candy jar 🙂 Thanks!!

  3. Val  October 30, 2012

    Absolutely LOVE these! I love everything about Halloween and these mini tombstones are awesome! It would be something that I would love to make. I used my cardboard to design life sized tombstones that I cutout of pressed wood for our front yard. Check out my blog if you get the chance to see our Halloween tombstones! http://www.nikitaland.wordpress.com Thanks for sharing your awesome mini tombs! 🙂