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…
My kids liked these a lot.
At only 4-inches high, these tombstones are just big enough to carry a little message.
This project cost me nothing to make. I used a piece of cardboard, pencil, thin black marker, gray crayon and scissors.
Cut out your shape.
Sketch out your design with a pencil.
Go over your pencil lines with a thin black marker.
Shade your design with a gray crayon.
I hot glued a small support (a triangular piece of the same cardboard) to the back to keep these tombstones upright.
Use your mini tombstone to communicate with your guests at a buffet.
You can fill in your tombstone with a hand-written or stamped message.
October 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm
You are too clever. I love it. I am for sure going to make some.
October 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm
This is perfect for the candy jar 🙂 Thanks!!
October 30, 2012 at 7:38 am
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! 🙂