I have been looking for some Halloween decor that is not orange and black. I have seen some fun purple accents, and I thought it might be fun to make a purple sign out of a $2 wooden plaque I found at the dollar store. I was really pleased with how it turned out, and my boys love the glittery purple spiders. :-)
Here's how I did it:
You'll need: a wooden sign from the dollar store, a piece of scrapbook paper, purple foam (for the letters), black paint, and Mod Podge. (I used glittery spiders from the dollar store for embellishments, but this is optional.)
Step 1: Lightly sand the plaque to get rid of the rough edges. Then, paint the edges of the plaque black.
Step 2: Trace the top of the plaque onto a piece of decorative paper, cut it out, and glue it in place. (Don't you love the cute spider web paper I found?) Cover with a couple of layers of Mod Podge.
Step 3: Trace and cut out purple foam letters. (I printed the word "Boo!" on my computer to use as a template.) Glue letters in place.
Step 4: Add embellishments if desired. I thought some glittery purple spiders would be fun.
That's it... pretty cute for a couple of dollars, right?
I hope this inspires you to add some "purple" to your Halloween decorations.
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)