The first thing on your to-do list is to find a few scraps of wood, and feel free to use pieces that are in rough shape, as long as they're not rotted. I found that I cleared out a good portion of my scrap wood pile
in the garage when doing this project. Bonus: If you go this route, you've now officially started Fall Garage Cleanup 2011. Nice work.Step 2.
Once you've collected the wood, you can start drawing your gravestone designs. I suggest drawing large rectangles onto the wood first, creating a predetermined form to work with as a guide. Use the edges of your rectangles as the edges of your stones and sketch the rest inside.
Once everything is drawn, find your safety glasses and jigsaw so you can cut them all out.