It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Halloween, of course! Those of you who know me know that I LOVE Halloween. It’s my Holiday, and I spend the entire month of October making Halloween-related stuff. Pottery Barn always has great Halloween items in their Fall catalog, and this year was no exception. I saw some really cute chalkboard tombstones that I liked, but the price…yikes!!! They are currently on-sale for $95 (down from $110) each! So, I decided it couldn’t be very hard to make my own inexpensive version.
I took a trip to Michael’s and bought a two-pack of black foam board for $8.99. There is chalkboard foam board that you can buy, as well, but it’s more expensive at $12.99 for two, and it is white on the inside and back side. The black foam board is cheaper, black throughout, and works just fine as a chalk surface.
I traced out the shape of the tombstone free-hand, and then used an Exacto knife to cut it out. I then used some white chalk to decorate it, and voila!
The Pottery Barn versions are beautiful, and made of wood, so they are sure to last a lifetime. But, if you are on a budget like me, you just can’t beat making two of your own chalkboard tombstones for only $8.99!