Halloween already?? I know, right? How on earth did October get here so quickly? Dear friends, I am just going to embrace it because as many of you know, I absolutely LOVE Halloween!
Today I have a fun and pretty darn easy Halloween project to share, and so do some of my friends as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series hosted by my sweet friend, Krista from The Happy Housie. Be sure to check out their projects at the bottom!
My project all started with this:
This is the backing that came off of the very heavy mirror that I turned into this chalkboard for our kitchen last October:
I loved the shape of it so I hung onto it, and after I had finished decorating our outdoor space for Halloween, this gave me one more idea.
I decided to turn it into a lighted sign to welcome our trick-or-treaters!
I made it so last-minute that I never got a chance to share the how-to last year.
Now ya’ll know this is not all that will be going on our porch this year, but it was fun to start bringing things out of the attic…
And all aglow at night:
I told ya’ll it was fun, right?
And SO easy! Here’s how…
I started by using a ruler to help me write what I wanted my sign to say:
As you can see it took a couple of tries to get it right.
Then I drilled holes about every inch. Be sure your drill bit is the same size as the lights you are using.
When I was done, I sanded the holes smooth…
Next I spray painted the sign black:
Then I just plugged the lights into the holes from the back to make my new sign come to life.
And that’s it!
Pretty fun, right?
We haven’t pulled all of our Halloween treasures out yet; we are waiting until next weekend, but here’s a peek at this same spot last year:
Spooky! See the rest of our outdoor display from last year HERE.
And here is where we used our trick-or-treat sign last year:
We set up a tent at the entrance to our walkway on Halloween night. Not a bad addition to our display considering it cost me nothing out of pocket. I had all the supplies and even used orange lights that I already had. I did have to replace the first set that spelled out “Trick” this year, but that was a quick fix.
Don’t forget I have some talented friends sharing simple Halloween projects today as well!
Visit their projects and get inspired at the links below!
DIY Lighted Halloween Sign at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Tips & Tricks for DIY Hand Lettered Pumpkins at Lemon Thistle
Scrap Fabric Lighted Halloween Garland at Clean and Scentsible
Polka Dot Pumpkin Lanterns at Finding Silver Pennies
Cheesecloth Mummy Lanterns at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Decorated Baby Boo Pumpkins at Town and Country Living
Spooky Wispy Halloween Wreath at A Pretty Life
Halloween Cloche DIY at Deeply Southern Home
If you liked this, you might like my BHG Inspired Halloween sign as well. Can you guess what I made it out of?
See more of that HERE.
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing how I tweaked this pretty dresser:
See ya then!
UPDATE: See how this dresser turned out HERE now!
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