If you want to create some large Halloween decorations on a budget, this is one tutorial for you! This low cost way to build a tombstone tutorial teaches you some basic faux finishing techniques to help you create a realistic aged stone by using only plywood and paint. By learning these techniques, you will be ready to create an entire spooky cemetery scene for your yard for all to enjoy on Halloween night.


1/4 inch plywood



Wooden sign stake

Gray house paint or craft paint 8 oz. or larger

Acrylic paint or craft paint – black and olive green

Round stipple brush

#5 round brush

2 in. sponge brush

Damp sea sponge


Paper towels

4 – 1/2 inch screws

Drill or screwdriver

Polyurethane or clear enamel spray paint (optional)

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