Martha Stewart first inspired me to make some tombstones for my yard. That was nearly 10 years ago. At the time, it was a sheet of styrofoam, some paint, and voila! I had a number of these plain, blank type of tombstones before I wanted something more. I searched on the internet and found people doing the most amazing things with styrofoam tombstones.
And you know what?
I wanted them.
I put a lot of time looking for just the right shape to go with just the right epitaph.
Then there’s the time I put into making them. It’s more time than I should probably admit.
There are probably over a dozen ways to make these, but this is how I do them and though it takes time, I am happy with the results.
Though I still have the original blank ones that I use in the back of the display, the following are front and center.
(If you click on the first one, it will go through a slide show)
TIME TO DIE: This is a working clock and pendulum.
VACANCY: For this tombstone I use a string of red xmas lights that I have poked through the letters. I also have these lights plugged into a special effects plug and the lights fade on and off. Great effect.
LET ME OUT!: For this tombstone I used the Martha Stewart multipurpose glow in the dark paint**. Once I realized that this paint was black light reactive, I knew I was going to work it into the display. This is in the darker part of my yard and I have two (lemax brand) battery operated black lights shooting up on it.
**I was sent a box of beautiful Martha Stewart Paint products that are made by Plaid. This will not be the first time I mention them. Though I was not charged for the products, I love them and would not steer you wrong. I’m sure you already know that though.