Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Cemetery Tour: Marking the Gravestones
A long time ago, I read about using tomato stakes to temporarily mark gravestones in a cemetery while taking photographs. I decided that this might be a good idea for marking "stops" on a gravestone tour in a cemetery, so I decided to try it.
I purchased some Styrofoam balls and inexpensive children's neon paint at Walmart. I used some wooden skewers to put the balls on so that I could paint a couple coats on them. Hubs found a piece of Styrofoam on a cardboard box.
When they were dry overnight, I put on a second coat. I bought some plastic tape to tape the stick and the Styrofoam ball to the stake. (However, the stake is pointed at one end so I may not have to tape each one. )
As you can see, this does make each gravestone to be looked at stand out. The slate markers in the Old Common Cemetery are all dark and look very much alike.