We set up our scene in a street side plot in front of the market. This is an easy way to establish an eerie mood as people approach your abode. Just stick a tombstone or two in the ground and add pumpkins. You can make it as big or small as space allows.
There are many ready made tombstones available in Halloween stores these days. We made ours years ago, using green foam boards (available in craft stores). We burned the words out using the tip of a hot glue gun, and painted and smudged the surfaces with shades of green, grey and black paint, to make it look like old stone.
The darkness of the tombstones is highlighted by the pumpkins, rotting marigold bouquets and the white webs that are stretched about. On Halloween night, the graveyard will be lit with lanterns filled with orange candles.
What spooky things are happening in your neighborhood??
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