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3D Haunted Cemetery with Silhouette Cameo


It’s time for another post from the Silhouette Challenge and I couldn’t let October go without doing a Halloween Project! I wanted to set up a big graveyard scene on the top shelf of the hutch featuring pumpkins, tombstones, ghosts and trees.

Haunted Cemetery

I started the whole thing off with a piece of picket fence I found in the random wood section of Michael’s.  It’s raw wood with white wire and I wanted it to look older and dirtier so I gave it a quick once over with a mostly dry brush and black paint. I bent the fence back and forth a few times to make it stand up on it’s own.

Paper Gravestones and "Glowing" Pumpkins

The pumpkins were cut from orange card stock and I glued yellow vellum to the back over the holes to make them look like they were lit. I used a brown marker to darken the stems. I added boxes to the bottoms of the pumpkins (and the gravestones), welded the shapes together and added a score line so I could make everything stand up.

The grave stones were all cut from dark grey card stock, I left the cross shaped ones plain and scribbles lines on the regular ones in white colored pencil to make them look engraved.

{Paper} Haunted Cemetery Scence

I cut a few ghosts out of white vellum and drew on faces in black sharpie. I used floral wire to make little stands for each ghost. I’d have loved to hot glue the ghost to the stand but once again, I lost the glue gun and held them together with a tiny piece of white duck tape.

I had originally planned on using a 3D tree but I think I need a new blade because I destroyed 4 sheets of paper trying to cut them out. Instead I used a different shape and made my own little stand to glue on the back to make them stand up. Even though I used a heavy paper I still had to tape wire to the back of the trees to make them stand up. I bent the branches around to make the trees a little more creepy.


This post is part of the Silhouette Challenge. If you have a Silhouette and you’d like to join check out the sign up here. You DO NOT need to have a blog to join up! It’s an amazing resource for all Silhouette owners.

Paper Pumpkin Banner

My last Silhouette Challenge project was my Paper Pumpkin Banner. I can’t wait for November, I’ve got a baby shower project to share!


Do yourself a favor and check out the other fantastic blogs participating:

Crafting with Glitter Just Got Easier by Create & Babble

Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson Style by Black & White Obsession

DIY Planner Dividers by The House on Hillbrook

Pumpkins and Peacocks Fall Mantel by joy & gladness of heart

DIY Cheers Garland by Rain on a Tin Roof

Wedding Gift Wrapping by It Happens in a Blink

Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin by unOriginal Mom

Halloween Family Rules by Tried & True

Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles by Get Silvered Craft

A Mario Bros. Backsplash by Please Excuse My Craftermath…

Halloween Spooky Eye Luminaries by A Tossed Salad Life

Addressing Invitations with a Silhouette Cameo by My Favorite Finds

Halloween Party Treat Bags by The Thinking Closet

“Create” Wooden Pallet by Lil’ Mrs. Tori

Spooky Halloween Bats Garland by TitiCrafty

Decorated Pumpkins by Tanya’s Creative Space

Cute Wedding Card by Zanaree

Learn to Tie Your Shoes by From Wine to Whine

Fussy Cutting Making You Fussy? by My Paper Craze

Cut Fabric With Your Silhouette by Cutesy Crafts

Cookie Lee Jewelry’ Gift Bags with a Purpose: Sharing Thankfulness by An Elegant Touch

Halloween Banner by Sowdering About


  1. This is so neat! And it looks so spooky…I love all the shadows! Great job!
    Meredith @ unOriginalMom recently posted…Glitter Monogrammed PumpkinMy Profile

  2. This is so neat! I really have to branch out and start doing different stuff with my Silhouette. Especially for the holidays! Great job!
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  3. This looks great. I could see doing something like this on my mantel!

  4. Your spooky scene looks great! The distressed fence is perfect.

  5. The whole scene is adorable. Really digging the bats!

    Funny how it sort of reminds me of the dioramas we had to create back in the day. Man to have a Silhouette back then…

    Great job on the Haunted Cemetary!!
    Trisha D. recently posted…The Silhouette Challenge: Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson StyleMy Profile

  6. Awh! How fun! I like all the bats!
    Tori recently posted…“Create” Wooden Pallet Art & Cut FilesMy Profile

  7. Awesome!!! What a great display, looks like this took a lot of work!

  8. Great Display – lot’s of spooky fun!
    Pam- GetSilvered Craft recently posted…Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles – Sketch pen projectMy Profile

  9. Alecia, that is super duper adorable! I LOVE it!
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  10. Yep, I love it! I wish I had seen this post like 4 weeks ago when I had more time to make a better back drop for my halloween party this Saturday, this is a-mazing. And I loved the pumpkin banner too!

    Randi Sowders recently posted…Halloween BannerMy Profile

  11. Cut, festive display! ;-}
    Lynden Blossom recently posted…‘Cookie Lee Jewelry’ Gift Bags with a Purpose: Sharing Thankfulness!My Profile

  12. Very cool! I love all the detail you added.
    Valerie recently posted…Silhouette BirthdaysMy Profile

  13. What a great idea! I love it!
    Jessica recently posted…M&M’s Spider Cookies and Halloween FloatsMy Profile

  14. Alecia, I just love your attention to detail in this project…the way you aged the fence and created pumpkin eyes that looked lit…all of that artistry and intentionality really shows in the finished project. Well done! Also, you’ve inspired me to use the score lines feature soon; that’s something I haven’t given a god yet!

    (Also, I can’t wait for your baby shower project. Eek!)
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  15. what s great scene….its so cool all the things that can be done with that machine!
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  16. Adorable and so creative! Love it!