Thanks! It took us a while to make the gate and the fence this year. We have a 3 month old baby, so every spare moment went to finishing the fence. Envetually I'd like to put some lanterns on the columns but we ran out of time this year.
AWESOME TOMBSTONES!! I would never have the patience to do that. Many kudos for the parents who made something that cool with a little baby in the house. I know how hard that is and mine are 3 and 7 years.
We ran out of time this year with the baby, so we had to cheat a little. We used tombstones from Wal-Mart and emblished on them a little. Since we live in Kansas it's extremely windy so we have to add extra styrofoam to thicken them up. However all our other tombstones are from scratch. But here's basically what we did with these quicky tombstones.
Ditto on what's been said. I like how you customized the basic tombstones. They look so much better. I have a few of the same ones so another project for next year.
Columns and fence rock. Great stuff! I know how hard it is towork around a little one's schedule!
Contact cement eats pits into the styrofoam and gives it a rough granite texture. I use the kind that comes in a jar with the bursh attached to the lid. Just dab globs of it on to the styrofoam to get the texture. Here's a closeup of the texture.