would a yard haunt be without a graveyard? If you want to have the best looking
graveyard this side of the Addams Family estate or Jack Skellington's Halloweentown,
you'll want first class tombstones to set it off and we know just where to find the best
on the net!
Haunted Creations offers a large selection of
high-quality, realistic looking tombstones. These tombstones are very realistic and stand
anywhere between two and three feet tall.
These tombstones are hand cast
foam that is dyed the same color as the exterior. This keeps any nicks, scratches, or
abrasions virtually invisible. We actually had the opportunity to go to the factory and
see them made, it was very interesting! A lot of work goes into making
these. We add a few new ones to our collection every year and
are now up to twenty different tombstones for our Halloween graveyard!
You can add small mounds of dirt in front of
the tombstones as an added touch. But, don't make mountains, just a couple inches high
Building a Graveyard
Creating an impressive graveyard scene in your yard entails more than just
sticking some tombstones in the ground.
When arranging your tombstones remember that graves in a real cemetery are
usually spaced about 7 feet from row to row, but you can take a few liberties with
distances. While you don't have to space them out just right, you do want to give the
illusion of there actually being real graves, so you want to space out your tombstones.
Leave at least a foot or two between the stones side to side, and 4 feet or more from row
to row. We like to tilt some of the tombstones so that the graveyard looks old and
For that real old, abandoned
or overgrown graveyard feel, add Spanish moss, leaves and vines. Spanish moss adds a great
effect when glued in bunches at the base and up the tombstones. Next, drape and glue some
Spanish moss and silk vines over the top of your tombstones. You can also use leaves and
pieces of silk plants, and attach them with hot glue or wood glue randomly. Make sure each
tombstone is done differently than the others, and be careful not to add too much, or you
will bury your tombstones in the effect!
For even more atmosphere, use
camo netting, silk trees, old branches, and silk vines, around your graveyard to give that
dead or overgrown look. Drape some down from overhead, use the trees in
the area, or wires. You can even use wire or rope
with streamers of cloth or material hanging from it, it all depends on the lighting. Just
remember that you don't want a fire hazard, so use fire treated materials, camo netting
and silk plants are usually pre-treated.
Coming soon: How to build
your own fence & gates!