2008 Countdown #4
On October 1st, I put out my tombstones, and I figured I'd take the opportunity to show how I make them. Design: You'll need to create an epitaph, preferably on the computer, and scale it to fit your styrofoam tombstone. Then, use the printout as a stencil and draw the lettering onto the foam. I've already used my Wonder Cutter to cut the shape of this one. Carving the Letters: Okay, here's the exciting part. Use the heated tip of a hot glue gun to carve the letters into the foam without…
Static: - Tombstone, Yeah I cheated a little.
I wanted to make a tall monument type stone with a cross on top for my cemetery. I saw these two stones at my Garden Ridge store a couple weeks ago, and...
DIY Fake Moss for Halloween Props
Learn to create an effect of aging to your DIY Halloween props by applying artificial moss made from common clothes-dryer lint.
Purging a Halloween colletion
I'm not a clutter bug by nature but my Halloween collection is seriously out of control. I spent 3-1/2 hours the other day in the garage/workshop clea
DAVE LOWE DESIGN the Blog
Our new resident grave keeper, Patrick O'Treaty, started his first late shift tonight. He got busy right away digging up old friends to join the fun this Halloween. Rains over the past few days (plus usual real world work) have held up the decorating. Thankfully it cleared up this afternoon and I was finally able to introduce Mr. O'Treaty to the neighborhood. The yard is nowhere near done, but it's going to be a fun week adding to and detailing. The tale of Patrick O'Treaty and his fiendish…
Static: - Dungeon Walls - Easy mortar
I'm starting my dungeon walls and I haven't seen the way I'm doing my mortar anywhere, so I thought I'd share. Might be an already-known idea, but I n
Suggestion/Tip for those building PVC fences
I was building my PVC cemetery fence and had a difficult time getting the finials to fit on the PVC. I am using 1/2 inch PVC. I ordered plastic finial