Friday, October 18, 2013

DIY Halloween Cemetery Sign

To go along with all of my skulls this Halloween season, I wanted a sign for the front porch.  I found some cheap cemetery signs around town, but wanted something that would last longer than one season.  I grabbed a wooden plaque at Michaels and my handy Silhouette.


I didn’t have any grey paint so I mixed up my own.  I wanted it to look more like stone and have an older feel to it, so I wasn’t careful with painting.  I put a couple layers on it and messed it up a bit so it wouldn’t have such a smooth look.  After the layers of grey were dried, I streaked it with black paint.  The wording is cut out of black vinyl and I believe the font is Black Widow.  I felt that it needed more, so I hot glued some Spanish moss and spider webs to it.


Right now, it is just sitting on a stand outside.  I’m trying to figure out how I want to display it best.  I’m afraid if I hang it on the door, the wind will blow most of the moss and spider web off.


These are some light up shrieking skulls that my kids just love!  My husband found them on clearance after Halloween last year.  They are sound activated and I can always tell when its windy out because I can hear them shrieking with each gust. 

This project took about an hour with drying time—Can’t beat that!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


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