This was one of my cheapest DIY decorations yet! Mostly because my mom already had most of the supplies. Even with purchasing everything though, it’s fairly inexpensive.
- Wood plank sign (already cut to look like this)
- Acrylic paints
- Googly eyes
- Craft glue
- Paint brush
I started with painting the board black. The board’s texture made it look weathered naturally. My mom took extra time to fill in the cracks on her board, but I left mine looking like this.
I honestly didn’t know what I was going to write at first. I just wanted to make some sort of Halloween craft. I am not an artist by any means, so the idea of even writing with a paint brush made me pretty nervous. I practiced a few phrases on paper towels. I decided Trick-or-Treat was fairly simple and mostly straight lines!
I practiced writing it in pencil on the board, just to get the spacing right. I clearly didn’t follow the original spacing, but it turned our pretty well. I used a paint brush that was the desired thickness of the letters so I didn’t have to try too hard to get them straight.
I used the same brush to write the “or” but used the edge to write it in cursive, instead of the flat side like the other letters. I had to write everything in white before doing a second layer of color on top for it to pop against the black.
I decided to put spider webs in two of the corners and a spider coming down. I used a thinner brush for the webs and spider legs, and the flat brush again for the spider body. I honestly don’t know how the spider turned out so well. I think the key is having a pointier shape on the bum of the spider and then having the legs come out in two different directions. I wanted my spider to be purple, but I didn’t trace it perfectly so there was some dimension.
If you know me, you know I add glitter whenever I can. I didn’t have any glitter, but I did have a bunch of sequins. I put some silver ones on the webs and orange ones scattered in the top corner. This is where you need craft glue.
It’s not a professional sign by any means, but it’s a fun Halloween touch on my wall. The imperfections just add to the overall theme!