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DIY Tombstone Candy Holder

Halloween DIY Tombstone

October is my favorite month… mostly because I’m obsessed with Halloween! So, you can imagine my excitement when my friends at The Home Depot asked me to help out with their Do-It-Herself Workshops for Halloween this year! Today I’m sharing my spook-tacular version of Home Depot’s Tombstone Candy Holder! Best part? You can make your own version at your local Home Depot’s FREE Workshop! Want to secure your spot? Make sure to click on this link!:

How To Make A DIY Tombstone Candy Holder for Halloween

For this round of workshop fun, I decided to stay close to the original project, so that you can make your own in store! P.S. In case you forgot what it looks like… here it is!

…and here’s mine!

Halloween Decoration Candy Dish

This project was so easy to do and only took a couple of hours to complete!

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What You’ll Need:

Fun Halloween Project

Jig Saw
Nail Gun
Hot Glue Gun
Tape Measure
Paint Brush
(or Pencil, Nail, & Twine)

2 x 2 x ½” Plywood Board
Bag Of Bones
Black Plastic Planter
Rust-Oleum Stone Spray Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
¾” Brad Nails
Hot Glue Gun Sticks
Bales of Hay (Optional)
Synthetic Spider Webs (Optional)

The Steps:

1. Use your jig saw and a straight edge to cut a 6″ wide strip of wood from your 2 x 2′ plywood board. This strip will be used to make a stake for the back of the tombstone in a later step.

How To Use A Jig Saw

2. Use the remaining 18 x 24″ wide plywood board to create your tombstone. Start by using a compass (I used a pencil, piece of twine, and nail) to create a rounded edge for the top of the tombstone.

How To Make Tombstone DIY

3. Use your jig saw to cut along the line you made.

Cheap Halloween Decorations

4. Next, use your jig saw to cut random cracks into the tombstone. These don’t have to be perfect!

DIY Project Halloween Tombstone

5. Smooth down all of your edges with a sander.

Halloween Lawn Decoration

6. Next, use your spray paint to paint the front of the board.

Fake Stone

7. While the paint dries, use your jig saw to cut your 6″ wood strip from the first step into a stake for the back of the board.

Halloween Decorations

8. Paint takes a bit to dry, so while it continues to cure, use a hot glue gun to attach your hands from the Bag of Bones to your black planter.

Halloween Decoration Idea

Halloween Project DIY

9. Once your tombstone is dry, use a pen to trace an outline of whatever it is you would like it to say. If you can’t free hand, that’s okay! You can check out my DIY Reusable Stencil Tutorial to make a stencil for this project!

Halloween Tombstone

9. Fill in your design with paint or stain.

Halloween Tombstone Idea
10. Attach the stake to the back of the board with brad nails.

Halloween Decorations

11. Display your handy work to your neighbors!

Halloween Decoration Tombstone

Halloween Decoration Candy Dish

Now, I know I made this project at home, but you can make your own at your local Home Depot’s Do-It-Herself workshops this week! Just make sure to secure your spot by clicking on this link:

Can’t make the workshop, but want to save this project for later? Make sure to Pin It!

Want to see some other versions of this project before committing? No problem! Make sure to check out 9 other versions of this awesome project from my friends below!

The Turquoise Home
Inspiration for Moms
Shades of Blue Interiors
Domestically Speaking
A Pumpkin and A Princess
Junque Cottage
The Creative Mom
Make It Love It
My Repurposed Life

In the meantime, I hope to see you all having fun at your local Home Depot’s Do-It-Herself Workshops this week! Please make sure to tag you amazing projects to #DIHWorkshop!

*  This blog post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All design ideas and opinions are my own. You can click here for my full sponsorship disclosure policy.

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




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