DIY Halloween Yard Sign From Scraps!

This is the time of year when you start thinking about Halloween decorations, and all things scary for your home and yard decor. That is why you will want to take a look at this easy to make diy idea that uses recycled wood, scraps that you may already have around the house. This diy craft for home looks similar to those creepy old signs that you see in every scary movie that always points to doom and gloom. But instead of your typical Cemetery or Witchs House sign destination, these signs go with a more familiar route. These signs point to the places in the movies you've grown up with and is sure to be a project to do that the kids will love too. If you love nostalgia, you are sure to love this project to do, and the best part is that it won't cost you a lot to get the project done. You will want to take a look a the site for the full step by step tutorial on this fun and easy DIY idea.

1. Halloweentown is inspired from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.

2. Hogwarts is inspired from the popular Harry Potter story. You can pick favorite names from the series.

3. Salem sign is based on Hocus Pocus which is a popular movie and stars a younger Sarah Jessica Parker.

4. Elm Street is inspired by the movie a Nightmare on Elm Street. Most kids will not have seen this extra scary movie, but it is a fun sign nonetheless. For parents, this might be a movie that they saw in their teenage years and is the perfect sign for this time of year.

5. Sleepy Hollow. This diy idea for the sign was inspired by the FOX television series called sleepy hollow. This show is spinning their own version of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horsemen just in time for Halloween. But you can also base the sign on the classic story of the headless horseman. You can come up with all sorts of diy ideas and movie thems of your own, get the kids and you can brainstorm together on a couple of your movie favorites.

For this DIY idea for the yard signs, you will need a jigsaw, a sander, nailgun or hammer and nails, wood glue, paintbrushes, and rags. You will also need some scrap wood. For this DIY idea one by four wood scraps, and one by six cedar fence scraps, and two by two scrap pieces of wood were used. The stain that was used for this diy craft for home is the Minwax express color in onyx and crimson. The paint used for the project to do was the DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints. These wooden signs are suitable for the outdoors. As for the stencils that you will use for this diy craft for home, they can be used again. DecoArt makes some great stencils, and they have a new line of Mixed Media Stencils. You can also use spray adhesive to help the stencils hold still. To begin, you want to pick out your titles and print them out using Microsoft Publisher or another word processing software. You can do this in any word processing program and simply adjust the font size to fit your wood boards. For this DIY idea, the letters were three inches tall for the smaller boards and around five inches tall for the larger sized boards. You will find this DIY craft for home on the Birds and Soap site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas, projects to do, DIY crafts for home, family, holidays and more. **

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