How To Make A BOO-tiful Thrifty Halloween Door Sign

Hi everyone!

I thought now would be the time to share with you how to make this fun, thrifty and easy door hanging.

A quick trip to the Dollar Tree and to Michaels and then a raid on my craft supplies, I spent about $6.50 to make this door hanging.

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com


Now don’t get me wrong, for the first time in a long time I have a crafting allowance.  I know! How exciting is that! It is very exciting to me because it has been a really long time and it feel great to get back to creating new things for around our house. It’s one of my favorite hobbies.

But, if you don’t enjoying crafting or are really strapped for money, which you all know that is where I have been for years, it is perfectly fine to just go to the Dollar Tree and pick up a cute sign for your door and spend only $1.00. It is amazing at all the fun and cute things you can get for only a buck these days.

Whether you make your version of this Halloween door hanging or you buy something for your door, I would love to see a picture of it! I always like to see what people pick out to put on their front door! Some of you have been with me for years so I feel like I am one of your neighbors!

I swear, sometimes I think I am the weirdest, oddest and most “anti-blogger” out there because instead of telling you this is the cheapest most thrifty perfect DIY project, I say stuff like “….but, if you are really strapped for money….”. The reality is, I truly know that in super hard times 6 bucks is a couple of gallons of gas or a dinner for your family. I just really get it!

Okay, I will shut up now and get on this the project!

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

Here is what you need:
3 cheap frames about 5 x 7 in size
3 wooden letters B O O
Black spray paint or black craft paint (which you can buy at Walmart for .59 cents)
A couple of sheets of scrapbook paper or any other paper that looks Halloweenish
Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

First thing to do is take the glass and cardboard out of the frames. Then paint the frames and the letters black.

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

While those are drying cut pieces of the scrapbook paper to fit the frames.

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

Cut it a little larger so you can press the paper to the back of the cardboard and glue down
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How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

Once the paint has dried on the frames and the letters, put the glass and scrapbook paper covered cardboard back into the frames. Next hot glue the letters to the glass of each frame.

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

Now you glue the frames together. You can go vertically if you want which I see a lot of Pinterest. So, I decided to go horizontally instead. Just wanted to be a little different.

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

Next cut a piece of ribbon and how glue to the frames to hang the sign from. So here I am at the very last step of this project and my glue gun died! I wanted this done and hanging now! So, when all else fails….Duct Tape it!! LOL Nobody sees the back anyway and it worked!

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

So, I finished up and it went on my door!

How to make a fun Halloween BOO sign for your door. A simple DIY project using a few dollar store frames. Halloween 2015 home decor. At thethriftygroove.com

So, this is what is hanging on my door for the month of October. What do you have on your door?

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today! I really appreciate it. I hope you have a fantastic day!

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10 comments :

  1. Oh yes. The infamous glue gun death which required another trip to the craft store at which time I believe you were caught in the act of buying MORE craft items to go with said glue gun. Pretty smooth Diane, pretty smooth.
    Cute sign. So quick and easy. It would be a good craft to share with kids too.

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  2. Shhh Lori! Don't be telling all my weak will power moments! LOL

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  3. Really cute! I like the dimension the wood letters gives it. I'm so happy you have a crafting budget again!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. Thanks Linda! It's not a big budget but, that's okay. I'm used to bring thrifty!

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  5. Great tutorial! It looks pretty. Maybe I can do a version of this!!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I think you should give it a try! If you do, send me a picture! :)

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  6. Cute! This would work with different holidays too!

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  7. That's really cute Diann! I love simple and cheap decorations for holidays. And I LOVE the duct tape solution... that's something I'd totally do too!

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