Over this last weekend, Jonathan was recovering from a cold. I had to pick him up early from school on Friday so his Fall Break started on the wrong foot. However, he bounced back pretty quickly on Saturday which I was very happy about. I don’t know about you, but when your kiddos aren’t feeling well no matter how old they are I just want to scoop them up and hold them.
Saturday we decorated our front yard, graveyard theme. In our area, we get pretty high winds so we have to secure everything we put out so the wind doesn’t sail it away. We secured the tombstones by gluing PVC pipes to the back of the tombstones (using gorilla glue) you first need to wipe the back of the tombstones with a damp cloth so that the glue is on a clean surface. Before we glued though we cut and spray painted the PVC pipes (grey) so that they would blend in with the tombstones hiding the obvious white color. The PVC pipes dried quickly and then we proceeded with the gluing phase. For a permanent hold, the glue needs to dry for 24 hours. We placed a piece of wood and used a brick to put pressure. The next day we hammered in 12in rebars in the grass (2 of ) and placed the tombstones through the PVC pipes over the rebar. This will sustain the high winds and allow us to have a graveyard display throughout October. Hopefully, this is helpful if you live in a region that tends to be windy.
Have a wonderful week!