Halloween Sign Post

Halloween+Sign1 Halloween Sign Post

What to do with the pile of scrap wood lying around? Every time there’s an extra piece left over from some project (ie: finishing the basement) I instruct, yes instruct, my husband not to dare throw it our (ie: burn it in the wood stove).

I always say I’ll need a piece of wood one of these days for something or another (ie: a project that gets pushed so far down my to do list that I vaguely even remember what it was I had in mind!)

But today is the day that pile get’s a little lighter, well 2 pieces lighter – but at least it’s a start!
I’ve thought about making a halloween sign post for a couple of years now. When I saw the perfect plastic sign at the Dollar Store for $1.25 I knew immediately how I would beef it up so that it wouldn’t end up blown down the street or in a neighbours tree.
This is what I started with.
The halloween sign from the Dollar Store, a 2×4, a small square of plywood, and black spray paint.
 Halloween Sign Post

 Halloween Sign Post

 Halloween Sign Post
I removed the plastic stick from the sign and adhered it to the plywood with liquid nails.
 Halloween Sign Post

I put something heavy from the garage on top of it and left it overnight to make sure it stuck well.
Then I attached it to the post, my hubby put some thin strips of wood around the edge as a trim and I was good to go!
I added a little metallic gold craft paint & silver glitter craft paint in places and I hot glued my lovely fence post (gotta love the Martha Stewart fence post punch) to the top after I coated it with mod podge and sealent.

Halloween+Sign Halloween Sign Post

 Halloween Sign Post
 Halloween Sign Post

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  1. That’s ridiculously cute, and you’d never know it started with a sign from the dollar store!

  2. Very Nice Sarah. You’re good!

  3. What dollar store? I need to get one? Your sign turned out great – looks expensive!

  4. Ohh..I absolutely love projects like this! You turned that sign into something really cute and substantial. Thanks for sharing this at my link party!
    Renee @ Rustic Crafts

  5. What a great idea to use a cheap dollar store sign and make something you can re-use every year! I’d love for you to link up at my new link party -

    Creative Genius @ http://thecreativepaige.com

  6. These look great! It has given me some inspiration for decorating the outside of my house. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Absolutely love these signs. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing and making our live a little more creative!

  8. I love it! What a great idea:) Gotta love the Dollar Tree!!

  9. What a great way to make the dollar store sign look like a high end store sign.

  10. Seriously! What a great idea! I found you through Lamb Around… I’m your newest follower! :)

  11. Great idea! Soo cute thanks for sharing.JoAnn

  12. This is so wonderful. Thansk for the steps and tools so i can create one for my home as well. Thanks!

  13. I really love what you did with the signs! Halloween is my favorite time of year! I’m your newest follower from the linkie party :-)

  14. I am crazy about this adorable Halloween sigh. And I am in LOVE with your blog!!! So glad you stopped by my blog to comment so I could find this! :) You have been pinned on my Pinterest board “Fall is my favorite time of the year”
    So glad to meet you and now follow you.
    -Robyn from http://www.tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

  15. Awesome sign!!!

    Chrissy @ ForMamas

  16. Love this!! You made it much better than just the store bought decoration! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

  17. Awesome job! I love those signs; adding the wood to make them more substantial is such a good idea.
    from Jill Made It

  18. Wow! They look great!

  19. I just walked past those signs at the dollar store not giving them a second look. I’ll be headed down there again this afternoon, your project is great. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Love, love, love your site!! Seriously – adorable! I think we should be friends! :D

  21. That halloween sign looks fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! Remember the voting is now open – if you want to head over and vote for your project! The most voted link will get a full post feature/promotion next week!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  22. What a great idea to use a cheap dollar store sign and make something you can re-use every year! Your are such a very talented to do a new work.

  23. It looks great!! i’m stopping by from Clean & Scentsible! =D

  24. Cool! You made a dollar store decoration look “real”!

  25. That is very clever! We always have scrap wood of some sort just lying around from projects here at home. This is the niftiest idea to use it up especially those odd pieces!

  26. Super cute, and fantastic photographs. Stumbled over from WIPW and will visit again, for sure. Thanks for joining us!

  27. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who makes their husbands save scrap wood for future projects.

    This is a really great idea.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  29. {sorry for deleting} I can’t spell today. I can’t believe that started as a dollar store sign! {Sharing this on my Pinterest}

    To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve…I’m throwing a Halloween Link Party. Drop by if you dare!

  30. Excellent! I love it.

  31. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  32. looks cool new follower come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  33. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! I’d love to see you link up again tomorrow!

  34. This is the best Halloween sign I’ve ever seen! I absolutely have to have one, but can’t seem to find them. I’m going to draw this one up myself (with changes, of course) for my front door. Thanks for sharing! You did beautiful!

  35. This is really eye-catching. I saw the thumbnail over at Brambleberry’s link party and had to check it out.

  36. I love this! Very cute and creative! I found you via Tips from the Heart.

  37. Fabulous idea! great way to jazz this sign up!! A great decoration that anyone could replicate. I alway handpaint so it makes it tough for someone that doesnt do that. thanks for linking up. we featured your creative idea today!!

  38. Thanks again for linking up to The Creative Spark. Featuring this one on my Sunday Sparks! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
    Jenn :)

  39. Love! I’d love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!

  40. Don’t you love the Dollar store?? You were able to take a simple sign & totally rock it out. Great job! Thanks for linking up @ Show & Share!

  41. :)) This turned out and looks amazing..Great photo.. love it.. I would LOVE for you to link it up to my fall crawl blog party.. the link to link up is http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-12-blog-party.html TY

  42. You are featured on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you can stop by.

  43. I love this to. I do have a question for ya. What program do you use to get your pics in the collage like at the top of this page. I love this and would love to be able to do it on my blog as well. thanks

    Lisa scrappingpinklady

  44. Your post sucks. Mines better! ..lol. Just kidding. Just
    getting into this blogging thing myself, though I don’t think anyone actually reads my posts. Does it come easier with time?
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