Halloween Tips for Creating Your Own Graveyard:
How big do you want it to be.
How long will it stay up for – Halloween Night or a few weeks. This will determine how you construct it.
Remember the weather, it will determine materials you use.
Will your graveyard be displayed for the month of October.
Do you want it to be spooky or downright scary.
Buy a variety of headstones, just like you’d see in a regular cemetery.
Fishing line is essential to at least 3 rolls of it!
If necessary, map the electrical before you start connecting. The display I did has a lot plugged in which needs to be figured out in advance. There is only so much which can be plugged into an outlet.
Put all your electric on exterior timers – it saves you having to plug and unplug them every evening. Plus, it saves energy.
Tatter and slit your ghosts & ghouls even more than they already are – to assure they’ll really flutter in the wind!
Be sure to position some of your gravestones at an angle & have some appear as though they’ve fallen on the ground. This makes the graveyard look older & creepier!
You can use foundations stakes or plant stakes, hammer them directly into the ground and attach your gravestones and ghouls to them with wire or fishing line. The headstones I use are made out of a variety of materials including styrofoam, fiberglass, resin and plastic. I throw in some faded flowers for that…ya know- “Morticia Addams” touch.