A majority of my headstones are handmade. They were cut out of a simple sheet of plywood using a jigsaw and painted with some exterior paint. Then I screwed some conduit slings on the back to slip over wood dowels or rebar or whatever and they stand nicely! They store fairly flat and are easy to move to fill bare spots, etc.
The big ones tend to catch the wind, tho. I seem to always put them to the side of the house and have to go lay them flat when the wind picks up.
One of only a couple non-plywood.
I bring them out of the shed each fall and hose them off, getting them ready for the season.
Jack is my stupervisor.
These are my fanciest ones that I've made. I glued a sheet of pink insulating foam to an existing stone and added embellishments that I bought off etsy, then painted.
The Lost At Sea one is my favorite. The glue bubbled around the skeleton and looked like barnacles, so I painted them to stand out.
Even have a couple little ones by the back door, along with Gary the Gargoyle.
Staged & ready for the kid's birthday to pass.
Her birthday is 9/28 so on 9/29, its fair game!
2015 was the first time I'd had rodent damage! Only on these 2 stones and nothing that a dab of paint couldn't repair. There had been a cozy little nest built between a couple of them.
This one was a gift from an extremely talented artist from the HalloweenForum and I treasure it and display it on the front step to keep it somewhat sheltered. She made a YouTube video on how it was made. She makes it look so easy!