Purple Halloween Plaque

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)


  1. I really like the colors you used! Purple is one of my favorite Halloween colors. I love it:) I am a new follower!

  2. really nice .. love the purple in it.. looks great.. love the ideas that u always got.. another on that i will have to make time for...


  3. This looks awesome! I love the colors in that spiderweb paper! Thanks for sharing - so cute!!

  4. What a cute idea! Love this Halloween decor idea. Purple is a perfect substitution for the traditional colors of Halloween :) Thanks for linking up!

  5. How cute!! New follow here from www.craftgeekjj.blogspot.com I love this sign it is so simple but the paper makes it so great!

  6. oooo i love your sign! This weekend I need to get on with the halloween decor already!!!
    hope to see you at scrappy saturdays!

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  8. Very cute! I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Halloween Party going on all month! I hope to see you there!

  9. I LOVE this! I'm not a fan of the occupants of webs but without the unmentionables, they can be really cute. :o)

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