10/31 | DIY Concrete Tombstones


Hey everyone! Halloween is right around the corner and of course I have a DIY for you. Today we’re making DIY Concrete Tombstones. These are perfect to make for outdoor decor this Halloween. After my mom saw this one I created, she is now making a whole grave yard. Feel free to customize this DIY by using different cake pans, colors of paint, or anything else. Let’s jump into it.
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Supplies : Americana Decor Chalky Finish Everlasting | Americana Decor Chalky Finish Relic | Rapid Set Cement All | 13×9 Cake Pan | Americana Decor Brush | Americana Decor Ultra Matte Varnish | Spoon

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1. Mix the Rapid Set Cement All by following the directions on the box.

2. For mine all I needed to do was add water and stir until it was the perfect texture. You don’t want it to be too thin or too thick.

3. Spray your 13×9 cooking pan lightly with cooking spray to assure that the cement doesn’t stick.

4. Pour the concrete into the pan. After letting it set for a few minutes, you can write what you want in the concrete. I used a toothpick and wrote R.I.P. Then let it harden for an hour.

5. Now base coat your tombstone with Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Everlasting.

6. Let the base coat dry before moving on to the next step.

7. To highlight your writing, take a small paintbrush and Americana Decor Chalky Finish Relic to paint inside the letters.
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8. Now distress your tombstone with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Relic. I used a dry brush technique- you will want to dip your brush in paint, remove excess paint so that the brush is pretty much dry, and gently work it into the concrete.

9. Once everything has dried, apply America Decor Ultra-Matte Varnish to your project. This will seal it and protect it outside.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Concrete Tombstones”

    1. what we have always done is put in tent pegs.. I read you can also put a board on the back that is attached to pegs and have the headstone lean against them. Some one used PVC pipe in the back.. not sure how they attached it to the back.. What I would do on any of these is spray paint them the color of the tombstone..

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