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Halloween Craft: A Ghostly Garden Graveyard

By Marie LeBaron

Vegetable Garden Graveyard
by Marie LeBaron

Our vegetable garden was on its last leg this week, so we decided to pull everything out and say goodbye to Timmy the Tomato and Zach the Zucchini. We crafted some tombstones to remember them by, laying to rest our sweet vegetable garden. Plus the timing is perfect for Halloween.

Halloween Craft: A Ghostly Garden Graveyard
Supplies to make a Garden Graveyard

– cardboard pieces
– gray paint
– sponge brushes
– black marker or paint
Halloween Craft: A Ghostly Garden Graveyard (supplies)

How to make a Garden Graveyard

First, cut your cardboard pieces to look like tombstones. They can be tall and skinny or short and fat. My stones are a few different sizes. These are about 2 feet high and 1 foot wide.

Using the sponge brush, paint each cardboard piece with the gray paint. You don’t need to paint the bottom 3-4 inches, as that section will be stuck in the ground.

Halloween Craft: A Ghostly Garden Graveyard (painting "tombstones)
With your black marker, or paint, write the name of the vegetable on the tombstone. We had potatoes, snap peas, string beans, tomatoes, and Holy Mole peppers. I gave them silly names and added words like: RIP or Here lies or In Memory of.
Halloween Craft: A Ghostly Garden Graveyard (labelling garden headstones)
Now stick them in your garden where your vegetables used to grow! You could even say a short speech about how they helped provide for you and how great the zucchini bread you made turned out. Farewell you delicious bounty, rest in peace!
Halloween Craft: A Ghostly Garden Graveyard (garden headstones)

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Published October 1, 2009. Last updated October 22, 2018.
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Marie LeBaron

Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.

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Marie is a crafty mama; you can find her at her daily site Make and Takes.

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