How to Make a Miniature Graveyard for Halloween

Making a Mini Graveyard is Fun for Adults and Kids!

Lots of people collect and display a Christmas village every year, did you know that you can do the same for Halloween? Making a miniature Halloween graveyard is a fun activity for the whole family. You can collect new pieces every year to expand and change it, you can set it up differently each Halloween; you can even expand it into a whole spooky town to go with your graveyard.

Put it on a shelf, a table, or your mantle, a miniature Halloween graveyard is big fun for the whole family.

Video of a Detailed Miniature Graveyard Scene

and Tips on How He Made it

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First You Need a Spooky Ground Cover

Landscape Mat or Base

The first thing you need for your mini graveyard is ground cover. You can use mat that comes in a roll and cut it to the size you need, or you can use a pre-cut thick base. Either will give you a great start in making your scary graveyard.

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Every Graveyard Needs a Fence

and a Gate!

Fencing creates boundaries and give a eerie atmosphere to your cemetary. Knock some of the fences down to make them seem dilapidated and broken. Small strands of spider web is also a great addition to the wrought iron fence and gate.

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Next Comes the Gravestones

Every Graveyard Has Them!

Make sure to get enough tombstones, set them up and have a few knocked down, they will give ambiance to the scene. Scatter leaves around them and a few skeletons and you will rock your graveyard!

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Video of a Miniature Graveyard

See One Way It’s Done

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Creepy Trees

and Stumps

Scary, naked trees are a big part of any cemetery. A dozen or more should be scattered over your display. I take real leaves and cut them into small pieces and scatter them over the ground for a realistic look. Don’t forget the batty trees….they give the scene personality!

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Add More Pieces Every Year

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Unearthly Houses

Home to Who Knows What!

These crypts make perfect anchor points for your Halloween display. One in each back corner gives depth to your yard and a realistic spooky feel. Don’t miss having these!

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Cursed Fountain

A Chillingly Cool Addition to Any Graveyard

This macabre fountain is the the shape of the medusa. The “liquid” lights up and makes the fountain look like it is full of blood. A very eerie looking piece that would go great in any miniature graveyard. Runs on batteries.

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Eerie Additions That Make a Graveyard Great

Spooky!

Landscape your graveyard and add a few of these ominous accents. Unexpected pieces are the best part of any display. The foggy platform actually make water vapor fog for your graveyard! These accessories are the great in any Halloween graveyard.

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Small Accessories to Scatter Throughout Your Graveyard

Details are Key!

Place these small touches through out your display. Cats peeking around tombstones, bats in the trees, the skeleton coming out of a grave! Small details that catch the eye are what make a truly fabulous diorama!

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The Crowning Touch

Either of These Make a Great Focal Point

The Headless Horseman or The Grim Reaper, which do you prefer? If you can’t decide, get both!

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Video of a Beautifully Spooky Halloween Village

Amazing Detail!

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Have Fun Making Your Graveyard

and
Happy Halloween!

Some of My Other Pages You May Enjoy

For Halloween!

Outdoor Yard Decorations – https://webnuggetz.com/outdoor-halloween-decorations/

Have a Zombie Apocalypse in Your Yard – https://webnuggetz.com/zombie-garden-gnome-apocalypse/

Chia Zombies – https://webnuggetz.com/chia-zombies/

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  1. A Miniature Graveyard for Halloween what an awesome idea. Didn’t even realize this with available.

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