Create a cemetery: “Haunting” your yard sets the tone for your whole haunted house. One of the easiest yet eeriest things you can do is turn yard into a graveyard. Let your grass grow long, add a gothic fence and a zombie or two popping up through the ground and make your own tombstone or coffin to complete the look.
- Get pink or blue foam from the hardware store. Cut the foam into the shape of a tombstone and then coat it with light plaster, thin concrete or other textured material found at the hardware or art supply store. Paint it gray, and use a hot-wire knife to carve in RIP and a name.
- To make a coffin, use 1x6 pine boards and 2x2s nailed together into a box. Paint the outside and then get creative with your theme. For a Victorian vampire style coffin, line the interior with velvet curtains. For a an Old West theme, use jute or burlap.