Halloween Tombstones
Halloween Tombstones
Halloween Tombstones


OUR ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN GRAVEYARD

Graveyard Fence - The graveyard we set up every Halloween covers over 3600 square feet. The gothic entrance way and fence columns were bought from an on-line source. We built the simulated wrought-iron fence itself - Check back to see our "Simulated Wrought-Iron Fence" plans and instructions coming soon. Small pieces of Spanish Moss are added around the base of the fence. Artificial ivy garlands are used to further enhance the idea of an overgrown and untended graveyard, these are available from craft stores.. We then use a Cobweb Spinner or Cobwebs in a Can to spray webs over many, but not all parts of the fence.

Burial Mounds - We have a small truck-load of dirt brought in from a local landscaper and use it to make six to eight inch high burial mounds for about a third of our tombstones. These mounds give the impression of fresh graves in the graveyard. We then scatter old leaves and twigs around the area to give it that untended look.

Tombstones - We use over two dozen high quality tombstones and monuments bought from both Halloween retail stores and on-line stores, attaching some of them to the ground at angles or slightly crooked. All of them are lightly dusted with fine dust. We add some small pieces of Spanish Moss around the bottoms of some of the tombstones and even glue a very small amount to a few of the tombstones. We then use a Cobweb Spinner on most of the tombstones to add webs from the tombstones to the ground. On one of the tombstones we attach an artificial raven to the top as thought he was watching over that grave.

Lights - We illuminate our graveyard with blue colored outdoor flood lights that are hidden from the view of passing trick or treaters. The pumpkin patch in the back area is illuminated with three small orange colored flood lights. At the very back of our graveyard and behind the trees, we place a lightning generator. This is a very creepy effect and even has timed sound effects.

Fog - We place three small fog machines each with a Fog Chiller attached that make "ground hugging" fog in the graveyard (visit Got Fog! for their Fog Chiller plans). These fog machines are all on automatic timers and hidden behind some of our larger tombstones. A larger fog machine is hidden at the very back of the graveyard to produce a thin veil of fog in the air.

Sounds Effects - A CD player is hidden at the back of the graveyard in a tree and set to auto-repeat. We use a special effects CD that has night sounds on it such as wind, an owl hooting, crickets, occasional thunder, etc.

Pumpkin Patch - We even build a fake pumpkin patch towards the back of the graveyard using artificial pumpkins and vines. A large selection of artificial pumpkins and vines can usually be bought at craft stores during the fall months.

Halloween Tombstones
 
Halloween Tombstones
 
BUYING GUIDE HOME MADE PLACEMENT FINAL TOUCHES OUR GRAVEYARD LINKS HOME
 
Halloween Tombstones

Halloween Tombstones (HalloweenTombstones.com) copyright 2001-2014 - All rights reserved.