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Victorian Halloween Postcard

Fall has always been my favorite season, and Halloween my favorite holiday. Christmas is cool and all, but it doesn’t involve costumes and candy so it really can’t compete.  I have an entire closet dedicated to Halloween costumes; I’m that girl at the party that obviously spent wayyyyyy too much time hand-crafting the perfect get-up, accessorized from head to toe.

Next to the tupperware bins full of costumes are more tupperware bins filled with decorations. Strings of little gourds, stringy spider webs and gauzey curtains, bloody handprints for the windows and larger-than-life rubber rats for the porch. But my favorite decoration of all is a craft project we embarked on last year, using a little bit of rigid insulation we had sitting around….

DIY Halloween Tombstones made from Styrofoam

I won’t pretend they were a quick project – we spent a few hours on each one – but they were inexpensive (the cost of some rigid insulation, primer, and spray paint if you don’t have leftovers in your garage like we did)  and a lot of fun to make. The trick-or-treaters (and their parents) seemed fairly amused by them.

For a tutorial on how to create them, along with some inspiring links to other DIY halloween decorations, check out this post from the Fixer-Upper archives:

Tombstones to Haunt Your House

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

Josh @ Bungalow '23 had this to say on 10.01.07:

I missed these tombstones first time around, so thanks for showing them again. What a hoot!

This makes me think there must be some funny DIY or home improvement epitaphs out there.

Kristin had this to say on 10.03.07:

You guys are so cool … wish you were my neighbors. We could throw an awesome Halloween party. :)

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