Crafty DIY: Halloween Sign

Out of the all the holidays each year, Halloween feels the most like a crafty holiday. I always have the urge to break out the paint and scrap wood/canvas to create a fun/spooky project. This year I needed a Halloween sign to hang out by the front door.

Halloween Sign

A little paint and cheesecloth goes a long way.

Step 1:

Collect your supplies

  • 4 Wood Rectangle blocks (I used scrap wood from another project, they were about 5” x 7”)
  • Craft Paint (Orange, Green, Black, White)
  • Mummy Supplies
  • Twine
  • Paint brushes/Paper Towels/Painters Tape
  • Nails/Staple Gun/Hammer/Wood Glue

Halloween Sign

Step 2:

The first block should be painted Orange, and will later become the pumpkin.

Halloween Sign

I did 2 coats of Folk Art in 627 Tangerine. You don’t need to paint the back of the boards, but make sure you paint all sides since those will be visible.

Halloween Sign

Next Up…Mini Frankenstein.

Step 3:

Tape off the top of the block since that will be painted black.

Halloween Sign

I used Martha Stewart Craft Glitter Paint in 32169 Golden Beryl. It took 3-4 coats of the glitter in order to achieve full coverage.

Halloween Sign

Remove the tape and then fill in the top with black craft paint (I used Martha Stewart Satin in 32082 Beetle Black)

Halloween Sign

Step 4:

The last two block should be painted white. One will later become the ghost and one will be the mummy. I used white spray paint for both of these and unfortunately it was too dark in the garage to take any pictures.

You can use this tutorial on how to use Cheesecloth to make a mummy.

Using black paint, I free hand painted all the faces. You can use a pencil to sketch the design directly onto the wood first then paint over it.

Halloween Sign

Step 5:

Attach the block together using wood glue and nail.

This may go without saying, but make sure you check the thickness of the wood when selecting your nails. It was difficult to pick a size that would make it through the first block and not the second. This is why I used the wood glue, just to give a little extra hold.

Halloween Door Sign

Step 6:

Attach a piece of twine to the back, using a staple gun.

Halloween Sign

I hung the sign from a front door post that I’ll be sharing in a separate post soon, but you could also hang it from a standard door hook and it would look great.

Project Cost Breakdown:

Wood Blocks (From scraps) = $0

Craft Paints (Orange, Green Black) (Michaels) = $6

White Spray Paint (Already Owned) = $0

Mummy Supplies (Already Owned from this project) = $0

Twine (Already Owned from this project) = $0

Paint brushes/Paper Towels/Painters Tape (Already Owned) = $0

Nails/Staple Gun/Hammer/Wood Glue (Already Owned) = $0

Total Project Cost: $6


Linking To: Between Naps On The Porch, Craft-O-Maniac, The Girl Creative, Making the World Cuter, Today’s Creative Blog, Not JUST A Housewife, Ginger Snap CraftsBlue Cricket DesignVery Merry Vintage StyleSavvy Southern StyleThe Shabby Creek Cottage, Beyond The Picket Fence, The ArtsyGirl ConnectionThe Crafty NestAddicted 2 DecoratingThe Shabby Nest,  RemodelaholicFrench Country CottageDear CreativesOhh Baby DesignsThe Not So Functional Housewife


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