The edges seemed a bit sharp so I sanded them down with 100 grit sandpaper and my Ryobi electric sander. Then I wiped all the dust off.
After that I spray primed and painted it. I used spray paint in Pumpkin Orange by Krylon. Then I used my Silhouette machine to design the vinyl for the sign. I decided “Farrant’s Haunted House” was perfect to spook out our front door.
Then I screwed small screws in place on the sides and wrapped some wire around it as a hangar.
Then I decided it needed something else. I had these small little chalkboard signs that I have had for eons. I applied some yellow vinyl saying “open and closed” on them and then hot glued them together back-to-back with a ribbon sandwiched between them. I screwed an eye hook in the bottom of the sign so I could hang the little open and closed sign. I grabbed some furniture pad protectors (I had leftover ones from when I put some on my kitchen table to protect my new laminate floors) so it wouldn’t bang against the door.
Isaac (my 4 year old) loves it and remembers to switch the sign to “closed” when we leave the house. Halloween is such a frightfully fun holiday for children!
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Click here to see another spooky sign I made for Isaac’s bedroom door. Here’s a sneak peek.