DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

16 Adorably spooky Halloween DIYs!

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:

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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!

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

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…

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

 

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

And all aglow at night:

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

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.

DIY Illuminated Halloween Sign

When I was done, I sanded the holes smooth…

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

Next I spray painted the sign black:

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

Then I just plugged the lights into the holes from the back to make my new sign come to life.

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

And that’s it!

DIY Lighted Halloween Sign

 

DIY Illuminated Halloween Sign

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:

Outdoor Halloween Display 2017 confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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:

Outdoor Halloween Display 2017 confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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.

 

DIY Illuminated Sign from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

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 Black & White Sharpie Pumpkins at The Happy Housie
DIY Halloween Doormat at Lolly Jane
DIY Felt Bat Pillow at Paint Me Pink
Spooky Glam Halloween Dollar Store Wreath at The DIY Mommy

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

DIY Creepy Halloween Floral Arrangement at House by Hoff
Easy & Elegant Halloween Wreath at Hallstrom Home
10-Minute Glam Masquerade Mask at Summer Adams
Crow Halloween Wreath at So Much Better With Age

 

If you liked this, you might like my BHG Inspired Halloween sign as well. Can you guess what I made it out of?

Make this BHG-Inspired Halloween sign using a mailbox post! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

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!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Mary Kaiser says:

    That’s cute and easy, I love it! Thanks for sharing how you made it.

  2. Christina in SW FL says:

    Cute sign Christy! 🙂 I bet your front porch is going to be spook-tacular. 🙂

  3. Hi Christy, I look forward to every post, and am amazed at how you completely transform items that I would overlook! My question is-what is the advantage of using chalk paint over latex? I have used chalk paint on many pieces, but over time the finish starts looking pretty worn(wax over paint). Do you have guidelines on one paint over the other? Thank you.

    • Thank you so much, Penny! I prefer chalk paint for pieces that I want to have a distressed look, since it distresses so nicely, and I choose latex enamel when I want a clean look. You can buff out any scratches etc in the wax finish with regular pledge furniture polish. I tried a new brush-on sealer from Dixie Belle in my last makeover that I am hopeful might hold up better to heavy use. Time will tell. Hope this helps!! XOXO

  4. Love all of your Halloween decor and displays.The sign is genius!! Last year was amazing as well. Such creativity! One of the best I have ever seen. I think I need to get a little spooky this year. No more “nice grandma” house!! Thx for the inspiration, Christy.

    • Thank you so much, Michelle!! We will be pulling everything out this weekend and I am SO excited!! Halloween definitely brings out the kids in us! Have fun with yours! XOXO

  5. Debra A Wise says:

    Cute sign! What a great idea! Can’t wait to see your finished porch.

  6. This sign is so cute, Christy!!! xo

  7. Love the idea of a lighted sign. You make it look so easy. This reminds me of the kids’ toy, Lite-Brite!

  8. This turned out so great, super creative!!

  9. Debbie in TX says:

    Love the sign with the cool orange glow. You could use this idea and make something similar for the Christmas holidays even.
    Your Halloween decorations are my absolute favorite. I wish I lived nearby so I could come see it in person. I know you guys will have a yard that knocks everyone “dead” this year!!!!

    • Thanks, Debbie!! I don’t know if you remember our Santa’s Workshop at Christmas, but the sigh to the workshop is made just like this. You could get really creative with it! And I love that you love seeing our Halloween decorations!! I absolutely LOVE halloween so it makes me happy that you enjoy it too! And funny pun…our neighbors have already been asking about it! XOXO

  10. This is so cool and creative! Happy Halloween

  11. Lindsay @ Lemon Thistle says:

    Its like adult light bright, I love it!!!

  12. You are so dang creative! I can’t believe you are already having your second Halloween at your house! Time flies!

  13. Looks like you will have quite a scary porch this season Christy! And so easy to make. Thanks for sharing and being a part of the Halloween Hop.

  14. That is amazing! What an amazing upcycle. Perfect for parties or to welcome trick or treaters.

  15. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    My Calcium Carbonate arrived today and I am stalking pieces to paint! Looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s post on what you did to the dresser. With your great advice, I have conquered the evil bleed through! When I look at a potential piece to paint I say to myself “what would Christy do?” WWCD!!

    • Oh you are so funny! I love that!! 😀 It sounds like you are enjoying creating, and that is the best!! See ya Thursday!! XOXO

  16. I love this so much! It’s like a giant Lite Bright!!

  17. I love this, so amazing! Just like adult Lite Brite like Colleen mentioned.
    Hugs, Jamie

  18. So fun! I love anything with lights!

  19. Oh what a great idea! You could make one for every season too!

  20. Christy, you always have such a great display for Halloween! Love the sign!

    • Thank you, MaryJean! I spent all weekend working on it for this year…looking forward to sharing it! XOXO

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