Time Required :
Over an hour
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painted rock graveyard diorama pumpkin

Step 1
Clean your rocks with soap and water. This will remove any dirt, debris or smudges that might keep the paint from adhering properly. 
Step 2
Use the slate gray rocks as tombstones. Write messages on the tombstones with a Sharpie® marker and draw jagged lines to make it look as if the stones have cracks. Let dry. 
Step 3
Paint characters on the black river rocks, such as ghosts, skeletons and bats. Use the smaller white river rocks to paint pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns. Set aside to dry. 
Step 4
While the painted rocks are drying, use a foam brush to paint the inside of the diorama pumpkin in Plum. Also, paint the edge of the hole in the pumpkin with Plum. Let dry. 
Step 5
Cover the edge of the diorama pumpkin opening only with decoupage and sprinkle Muse glitter while decoupage is wet.
 
TIP: Fold a piece of cardstock in half to create a crease, and unfold. Place the cardstock under the pumpkin to catch excess glitter, and recycle it for re-use. Pour excess glitter from the creased cardstock back into the glitter container.
Step 6
Cut the Styrofoam® discs in half. Insert two halves into the pumpkin and place them together to make a circle. Insert another half, and place it on top of the back half of the circle, at the back of the pumpkin. The final half piece will not be used. 
Step 7
Cover the discs with moss. 
Step 8
To support taller or heavier rocks, use craft sticks as stakes in the Styrofoam® discs. Cut the bottom end of each stick diagonally with wire cutters to create a point. Hot glue the sticks to the backs of the rocks and allow to dry. 
Step 9
Plan your scene and insert the rocks as desired. Simply press down to insert the craft sticks into the Styrofoam®, so the rocks will stand. 
Step 10
Place pumpkin painted rocks anywhere in your graveyard.
 
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