Halloween Chalkboard Tombstones

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.


pottery barn chalkboard tombstone knockoff

Source: Pottery Barn

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!

diy chalkboard tombstone


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!

By | 2016-09-20T09:48:50+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Crafts, Halloween|1 Comment

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