Wednesday, October 22

DIY Halloween Sign

Halloween decorating day is BIG around here.
They are at the perfect magical holiday ages, 3 and 6,
when a little cardboard skeleton from the dollar store
will keep them happy for weeks. or at least minutes. or at least 30 seconds.

Have I expressed my deep gratitude and love for dollar tree & $.99 Store lately?
I think I get more excited than my kids when I find stuff for $1.
We found everything you see here (except for the sign & the window)
between those 2 stores.

I made this bunting last year.
{tutorial here}

Mini pumpkins: $.99 Store.
Glittery crow: $.99 Store

Spiders on webs: Dollar Tree

Cute little owl: Doller Tree

So I feel really silly creating a tutorial for this project.

1.) For the wood: Buy an enormous piece of wainscoting from Lowe's.
Paint it white & saw it & sand it.
(Or try to get your husband to.)
Drill holes in the top.

2. Paint: Happy Halloween on it with a bunch on candy corns on the bottom.

3. Let it dry & hang!

Ha! Riveting. I know.

Now for my Halloween house tour,
masterfully curated by my 3 and 6 year old.
They were seriously, so excited about taping cardboard pictures to
the wall that I didn't have the heart to say no!

One day they will not jump up and down, giddy with anticipation,
 when I pull the Halloween box out of the garage.
But today, they do, so today we are letting them have their say.

Here's Jack & Josh's Halloween-themed collage wall.

An original work.

A pumpkin family reunion.

And Jack was adamant that we put one right by the potty,
for entertainment purposes, of course.

 Jack & Josh:
Gathering inspiration at the pumpkin patch

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  1. The kids are the sweetest! I like your sign, too...What FuN!

  2. So adorable! Wanted to thank you for your blog ... I'm new to it and art journaling, I so appreciate the way you incorporate your faith into your art and your willingness to share your heart and your art ... quite a combo! Looking forward to reading and learning more.

  3. Love your Halloween sign and those boys? The cutest! ;)

  4. Your handpainting skills are awesome, it turned out so cute! I actually love the whole arrangement with the pop of turquoise. Gorgeous!!

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