Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

wood halloween sign

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Burlap Ghost Light Strand

Angie from Burton Avenue was looking for Halloween décor inspiration when she found some ghost lights that she knew she could recreate. The biggest challenge was deciding what to use for the head, but Angie found some clear plastic ornaments that worked perfectly. I love the soft light that comes through the burlap. Too cute!


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“Wicked” Painted Halloween Table Topper

Earlier this week I shared a burlap table runner created by the ever-so-talented Colleen of Just Paint It. While she loves its natural, rustic feel, she knew a glitzy silver and black Halloween scene would be perfect for her mom’s tabletop. Colleen transformed a fabric remnant she already had into a subdued yet “wicked” piece of art using silver paint, a stencil, and some free-handed design. Of course, you know Colleen walks you through it all and shares a trick or two along the way so you can create your own.

painted halloween table topper

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Mini Skulls Apothecary Jar

Here’s a super cheap and easy idea from Krista at The Gathering Place for creating your own haunted house ambiance. Krista found some mini skulls at the dollar store and aged them a bit with a mix of water and brown paint. Then into a jar they went with a bit of Spanish moss. I am loving the little “arsenic” tag Krista added. What a perfect finishing touch!

Mini Skulls Vase Filler

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DIY Chalkboard with Halloween Chalk Art

Last Halloween, one of Pottery Barn’s fabulous Halloween vignettes, specifically a large chalkboard, caught the eye of Julie from Lilacs and Longhorns. Julie knew she could easily make her own chalkboard and replicate the spooky chalk art to boot. An open back frame, hardboard, and chalkboard paint made creating the chalkboard a breeze. As far as the spooky Halloween script, Julie says, “It was very, very easy…if you can draw a line, you can copy this font.” Sounds like my kind of art!

halloween chalkboard

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Faux Stone Skull Vase

Last Halloween, Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases provided an easy target for all the knock-off lovers out there. I featured quite a few of the DIY versions here on KOD, including Nikki’s from 13 Black Cats Designs. To create her eerie vase, Nikki molded a skeleton face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for an aged stone effect.
Halloween Skull Vase

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Jack-O-Lantern Chandelier Shade Covers

Here’s another fun way to dress up your chandy for Halloween! Ahna from Easier Than I Thought was inspired to make her chandelier shades more festive for Halloween by covering them with paper jack-o-lanterns. Her daughter loves seeing the friendly, glowing faces! Ahna suggests getting your kids in on the action of designing cats, witches, or jack-o-lanterns with different expressions.

paper jackolantern chandelier shades

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Magnetic Pumpkin Chandelier Ornaments

If you would like to give your chandelier a quick upgrade, you’ve got to check out these adorable dangling magnets made by Cheryl at From New House to Home! Cheryl used magnetic jewelry clips so her ornaments just stick right onto the chandelier. She created both a crystal set and one with cheery pumpkins for Halloween. How fun to change these out for the holidays and add some pizzazz in an unexpected place!

magnetic chandelier pumpkins

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