Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

wood halloween sign

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!”

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“Wicked” Painted Halloween Table Topper

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.

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DIY Chalkboard with Halloween Chalk Art

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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!

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Faux Stone Skull Vase

Halloween 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.
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Hanging Pumpkin Paper Lanterns for a ‘Happy’ Halloween

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When it comes to Halloween décor, Carrie from Making Lemonade likes to keep things happy and fun. Carrie saw a set of friendly jack o’ lanterns that inspired her to make her own patch of hanging paper pumpkins. She says, “Thanks to some glitter and a few paper lanterns, you have glittery Jack O’ Lanterns [...Read More]

Halloween Countdown Calendar

halloween countdown calendar

You are probably no stranger to the adorable Halloween countdown calendars that Pottery Barn Kids sells each year. My kids simply adore countdowns, especially when there’s trick-or-treating at the end! Crafting Chick Jamie created her own felt calendar after seeing one of PBK’s lovelies years ago and went all out designing and decorating it with pumpkins, spiders, and other Halloween symbols. The excitement on her kids’ faces as they rush to countdown another day has been payment enough for the long hours cutting felt.

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Rustic Wood Kitchen Island with Casters

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic had always wanted a kitchen island but for space reasons decided against it when having her home built. That didn’t mean an island was completely out of the picture for Whitney however. She teamed up with Ana White to design and build this gorgeous wooden kitchen island with casters. Its custom size and versatility make the island a perfect fit for Whitney’s space. Whenever it’s not needed, she can simply roll it away!

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Farmhouse Table for Under $100

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Karin from Art Is Beauty had wanted a farmhouse table for years that her big family could gather around for meals, homework, and memories. She says, “I always looked longingly in the Pottery Barn catalogs and pictured my family around one of these amazing farm house tables.” Finally, Karin decided enough was enough and took matters into her own hands. With the help of her hubby, Karin built her own gorgeous farmhouse table for under $100.

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