Sunday, 9 October 2011

Halloween Sign

With Halloween around the corner, I wanted a sign to hang up in my entrance way for the occasion.  I didn't really want to pay $30 + dollars, so I decided to make my own.   I looked at some of the items I had and then went to Dollarama.  Here is what I came up with:

2 pieces of wood-- it has to be double sided, so I will make two signs and join them.
Mod Podge
Happy Halloween sign
Paint and Crackle
Fabric (Looks something like burlap)
Pressed Leaves.

I began by painting the wooden signs white and after it dried I added crackle.  When that dried, I painted the signs black.   I didn't paint the centers since they will be covered later.

Then I took the Mod Podge and covered the front of the signs.  I put the fabric on the centers of the signs ensuring that the Mod Podge would act as a glue.  I added more Mod Podge to the top of the fabric and placed the Happy Halloween sign and the the leaves on top.  Again, I applied more Mod Podge to the top of the arrangement.     This is what I had:

To add a touch of Halloween, I put a sticker of a ghost on one sign and a skeleton on the other.   I waited for it to dry and put some jute around the perimeter of one of the signs.  I left the other plain.

I drilled two small holes in one of the signs ( to prevent the sign from splitting) and attached it to the other with two small screws.

Then I hung it in its place.  It cost a maximum of $5.00

View from the kitchen.

View from the other side.   Now I just need to put a little bit of black paint on those silver screws.


  1. Oh you got your sign done, it came out good.
    My gosh, you're compiling quite the lot of halloween decorations!

  2. Yes, I finally got it done. Considering I never ever had a decoration for Halloween, I'm not doing too bad.

  3. This came out so well. Cleverly done! I'm thinking I need a sign like this as well.

  4. Really cute sign! Very creative :) Thanks for linking up on {Not So} Tough Tuesdays on One Tough Mother!

  5. Hopped over here from Project Queen, and this is such a great sign! It's simple enough that older kids could potentially help you do it, too. Thanks so much for sharing this idea!


  6. I have a few of those wooden signs lying around- great idea to use them. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


  7. Very cute & clever! I hear ya on the cost of some of those ready-made signs -- too expensive! Yours turned out great! I'm your newest follower!
    :) CAS

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  9. Kim, thank you for visiting my blog and for the follow back. Fun to make new friends, especially talented ones!
    :) CAS