Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the spooky spirit than by decorating your porch with some DIY projects? In today’s video, the creator will be showcasing three different projects that are easy to make and budget-friendly.
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The first project involves using large signs from the Dollar Tree and covering up the stars with a wooden piece painted in a custom orange color.
The creator also adds the word “welcome” using postal sticker letters and finishes off the sign with a bow made from different kinds of ribbon.
The second project is a two-piece set made from large black signs, ghost stands, and adhesive vinyl letters. The creator adds the words “spooky” and “boo” to the signs and finishes them off with cute bows.
Finally, the third project involves painting a large ghost from the Dollar Tree with white chalk paint and adding a bow made from decorative mesh and beads. The creator also adds painted wooden words and small spiders to complete the look.
- The creator showcases three budget-friendly and easy-to-make DIY projects for Halloween porch decorations.
- The projects involve using large signs from the Dollar Tree, ghost stands, adhesive vinyl letters, decorative mesh, and beads.
- Each project has its own unique design and involves painting, cutting, and gluing various materials together.
First Project: Large Sign
For this project, the following materials are required:
- Three large signs from the Dollar Tree
- A wood piece from the Dollar Tree
- Paints (orange and black)
- Small pieces of wood
- E6000 glue
- Postal sticker letters from the Dollar Tree
- Mod Podge
- Pumpkin sign from the Dollar Tree
- Ribbon (burlap and others from Hobby Lobby)
Building the Sign
To begin building the sign, the stars on the large signs need to be covered. A wood piece from the Dollar Tree is used to cover the stars, and it needs to be cut to fit. The wood piece is painted with a mix of orange paint to give it a different color.
Small pieces of wood are used to attach the wood piece to the sign. E6000 glue is recommended for a stronger hold since the sign will be placed outside. The pumpkin sign is also painted with the same orange paint and then glued to the large sign using a combination of wood glue and E6000.
Painting and Decorating
The postal sticker letters are used to add the word “welcome” to the sign. Mod Podge is added to make the letters last longer. A bow is made using different types of ribbon, and it is added to the sign. Holes at the top of the sign are covered with ribbon. More ribbon is added to the sides for decoration.
The large sign is now complete and ready to be displayed.
Overall, this project requires a few materials and some basic crafting skills. By following these steps, anyone can create a beautiful large sign for Halloween.
Second Project: Two-Piece Set
To create a Halloween two-piece set, the following materials are required:
- Two large black signs from the Dollar Tree
- Two ghost stands
- White paint
- Poster sticker letters or vinyl for the words
- Decorative mesh and black ribbon for the bow
- Beads for decoration
- Wood pieces for the words
- Black and pumpkin orange paint
- Small spiders
Creating the Ghosts
To create the ghosts, the ghost stands are taken apart, and the little piece where the stand goes is removed. Then, they are painted white, facing each other. Once dry, they are set aside.
Adding the Words
The words “spooky” and “boo” are used to decorate the signs. The poster sticker letters or vinyl are used as stencils for tracing and cutting out the letters. The letters are then added to the signs. For the “spooky” sign, the ghost in the middle is used instead of two O’s.
To finish off the signs, some cute bows are added. The large signs have holes at the top, which are covered with ribbon. The bows are then glued to the signs. For the ghost, a bow is made using decorative mesh and black ribbon, and a hanger is added. Wood pieces are painted with black and pumpkin orange paint and added to the center of the ghost. Small spiders are then added for decoration.
That’s it for the two-piece set!
Third Project: Large Ghost
To create a large ghost decoration, the following materials are required:
- Dollar Tree large ghost
- White chalk paint
- Black paint
- Decorative mesh
- Black ribbon
- Small spiders
Painting the Ghost
The large ghost decoration needs to be painted white using chalk paint. Once painted, the ghost should be set aside to dry.
Creating the Bow
To create a bow for the ghost decoration, decorative mesh and black ribbon are required. The bow should be made without a tail and then glued to the ghost decoration.
Adding Details and Finishing Touches
To add more details to the ghost decoration, wooden words can be painted black and pumpkin orange and added to the center of the ghost. Additionally, small spiders can be added for a finishing touch.