DIY Easy Halloween Decorations: Zombie Apocalypse Cemetery Decor

Get prepared for the zombie apocalypse with DIY easy Halloween decorations! Use dollar store items to make this creepy cemetery decor Zombie Votive! Doesn’t everybody love budget-friendly ideas?

male zombie

And come on…this little creeper is what nightmares are made of!

FYI: You can find the Video Tutorial at the bottom of this post!

If You Love Zombies!

If enjoy good DIY easy Halloween decorations, with a zombie theme, I have some great ones for you!

Materials You Will Need

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Zombie & gravestone options:
Hot glue:
Crackle medium:
Mushroom paint:
Black paint:
Satin sealer:

Click HERE for the Quickie Zombie Votive Tutorial

You can find the full video at the bottom of this post!

Cemetery Decor Zombie Apocalypse Votive Directions

Step 1

I bought these two glass vases/candleholders at the dollar store. The zombie was from Michaels, as were the gravestones. I had the wood plaque/base on hand.

DIY Easy Halloween Decorations: Zombie Apocalypse Cemetery Decor materials needed

FYI: The company that makes the figures changes them every year, so you may not find the exact one. You can also do a witch, or skeletons, or Dracula instead of a zombie.

Step 2

I painted the base a mushroom color.

Paint wood base with cream acrylic paint for cemetery decor base for zombie votive

Step 3

Once dry, I painted it with a crackle medium.

Brush crackle medium over painted wood base

Step 4

Once the crackle medium dried, I painted it with black acrylic paint and it crackled almost immediately.

Paint black paint over the crackle medium

It has a nice aged look to it. The mushroom gives it a nice contrast to the black.

As the black paint dries, it crackles to show the beige color underneath

Step 5

I painted the crackle medium on the inside of the candle holder and let it dry. It goes on clear, so be careful to make sure you get it all covered.

Brush crackle medium onto the inside of the glass votive

Step 6

Once dry, I painted on the black paint and again, it began to crackle almost immediately.

Paint black paint on the inside of the glass votive

Step 7

I painted a satin varnish on the base and let it dry before a trial placement. Then, I glued the figures in place. A little DIY paint and it makes for easy Halloween decorations!

Glue zombie and gravestones to the base for the cemetery decor

Step 8

I added hot glue and moss around the gravestones and the base of the zombie.

Glue moss at the bottoms of the gravestones and the zombie for the cemetery decor zombie votive

He’s starting to look creepy already!  It would even be fun to keep it as is and just have several different figures on display.

Put glass upside down over the zombie. It's like a cemetery decor terrarium which makes diy easy halloween decorations

Step 9

I hot glued the crackled votive to the top of the zombie cover.

Glue the black crackled votive to the bottom of the upside down glass for the DIY easy Halloween decorations

Step 10

Add a couple of battery operated votive candles and you are done!!! 

Add a battery tealight to light up the zombie apocalypse cemetery decor. It makes for DIY Easy Halloween Decorations

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

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Other Amazing Zombie Stuff!

Maybe you don’t want to make the Zombie Apocalypse Cemetery Decor Votive, but you still want DIY Easy Halloween Decorations and by DIY I mean you just want to set it out. Here are some really great zombie decor items you can buy instead of make!

DIY Easy Halloween Decorations: Zombie Apocalypse Cemetery Decor Full Video Tutorial!

Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made it:

Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe.


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