Our family is big into Halloween. It is definitely our favorite holiday. It gives the adults a chance to be kids again and it gives our kids the chance to be whatever they want to be. How can you beat that? We decorate both inside our home and outside, but if you haven’t been to the store lately you might not realize just how expensive decorations have become. A Halloween sign ranges anywhere from $14.99 to $39.99 online and in most stores. Well, worry no more because I am going to share with you how to make a Halloween Door Hanger in a few easy steps with products you can find around the house and through Plaid.
Every year we are adding to our arsenal and this year we decided to spruce up the signage so I decided to try working with something using Mod Podge. I have never used it before and thought this simple project would be a great starting point.
- Chalkboard Paint
- Halloween inspired ribbon
- Mod Podge Outdoor (waterbase sealer, glue and finish lets you decoupage for the outdoors)
- Folk Art Paints in colors of your choosing
- Stencils (or freehand it if you like)
- Hot Glue
- Old photo frame (great time to repurpose)
- Board for your canvas
The first step was to cut a scrap board into the size that fits into the frame you are using. We used a 1/8″ board. Once you have your board spray paint it evenly with Chalkboard Paint and leave to dry.
Find Halloween paper to apply to your frame. We used the Mod Podge ® Design Elements Halloween themed paper supplied from Plaid. Follow the directions via the Mod Podge bottle. Because of the look we were creating we left the imperfections in the paper. It added depth into the look of the frame. We also wanted to add a touch of color so we left gaps large enough to add ribbon in each corner.
Once you put on several coats it’s time to measure and cut your ribbons. We used Mod Podge to apply our ribbons on the frame as well.
Once the ribbons are in place we added our black board into the frame.
Finally we put Halloween themed stencils where we wanted them and painted with the Folk Art paint from Plaid. If you are good at freehand you might also want to pick up a couple different paint pens as well to add small touches here and there. You can spruce up your outdoor sign with spiders made with Stiffy for a really cute addition.