Hey sweet Friends! Do ya’ll get into Halloween? I know of a few of ya’ll that do, but my guess is that most people do not. Around here, we really have fun with it!
We are still tweaking this year’s outdoor decorations at the moment. It has been fun decorating a new house!
One of my favorite projects I’ve created for Halloween started with this mailbox box post I found at the Home Depot for $28:
I knew it would be perfect to recreate this sign I saw at BHG.com a couple of years ago. I thought it would be a fantastic addition to our Halloween dispay! I have included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
I started at Home Depot in search of what I could use to make it and found that mailbox post which was perfect!
Here is how my version turned out:
Starting with the post, I added a base to it using old wood scraps I had hanging around, followed by a sweet new paint job with Rustoleum’s black spray paint in satin:
I’m sure there are several ways I could have made this stand on its own (like I did with this plant hanger HERE), but I was trying to use what I had and it worked great (and it was free!). I cut the angled piece with my miter saw to fit flush against the post and the base, then screwed it in place with wood screws. I also added two wood screws to each side of the post, into the base.
To make the sign, I attached two pieces of wood from my old curbside-find pile together with an old piece of fencing.
Then I made a template with a piece of paper, traced it onto the top and bottom, and cut it with my cordless RYOBI jig saw:
I white-washed it the same way I usually do (see how here). To add the lettering I busted out the big guns: my Silhouette, to create a stencil. (If you don’t have a silhouette, you can transfer the words like I did here, and paint them in.)
Then I spray-painted it with Rustoleum’s satin black:
I did two coats, then peeled off the contact paper after about 15 minutes.
I gave it a few coats of clear matte acrylic sealer and hung it from the top with galvanized screw-in eye hooks and an S hook…
Not too hard, right?
What do you think of my welcoming committee?
Just before you got to this point was a graveyard…
I do miss this set up! Our old entry was so fun to decorate.
Here are a couple of my skeleton pals hanging out in the graveyard…
We don’t have anything on our new grass this year since they are all just babies. You may remember that my hubby had to kill off our old lawn in this post.
And just past my spooky greeters, was this gal:
And just a glimpse of how it came to life at night:
And across from her was this little fella:
I miss my window boxes!
And this was near my front door:
See how I made that large BEWARE sign including how I enlarge my letters HERE.
Check out one of our previous Outdoor Halloween Tours here:
We are still working on this year’s display, but this sign is still a great addition!
I spent around $38 to make it which is pretty good for the impact it has.
That one isn’t too spooky at all.
I hope you enjoyed looking back at this fun project! I hear we get lots of trick-or-treaters in our new neighborhood. We’ll be ready!!
I’ll se you back here on Tuesday with the makeover of this very utilitarian caddy I found at the thrift store:
UPDATE: See how pretty this caddy looks now HERE!
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