It’s officially October and time to get ready for Halloween!
My daughter loves getting out our holiday decorations and Halloween around our house is more fun than it is scary. This festive Halloween door decoration is no exception.
How to make your own Halloween front door sign:
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You will need:
- Wooden letters like these ones here. You can also find them at a craft store or even Walmart.
- Foam Bats- they have these in all different shapes like ghosts, pumpkins, witches, and spiders…so go crazy! (Found mine at Michael’s)
- Sand Paper
- Hot glue and a hot glue gun
- Craft paint and paint brushes
- A small piece of cardboard (a cereal box flap works perfect)
- A pencil with a barely or not used eraser
The easy steps:
First give all of your letters a light sanding and them paint them a solid background color (mine are white.) This is a great step to involve the kiddos in! Let them dry completely.
To make the polka-dots I dipped the tip of an eraser into some orange paint and dotted it onto my letter. Be sure to go directly up and down to get perfect dots. If you want your dots to be larger you can swirl the eraser in a circle. (Practice on a paper bag first.)
For the chevron pattern I cut a small piece of cardboard from the flap of a cereal box and used it as a stamp. I used the same method as the polka-dots and simply dipped the edge in the paint and stamped it onto my wooden letter. Don’t worry about making it too perfect.
When I was done I had these cute letters! Once they are dry, it is time to put them together!
First I cut ribbon and hot glued it in a loop onto my top letter. This is what you will use to hang your sign. Then I attached each letter by simply hot gluing short pieces of ribbon from one letter to the next. I even glued one going in the wrong direction! Duh…So be sure to check before you start gluing. The placement of your ribbon will depend on the letters you have. Flip it over and add the foam cut outs and wham-O! Done!
How cute is this! I love how big the letters look on my door and it is a fun and modern take on a Halloween door decoration!