I love Halloween, I really do. But, I can't bring myself to spend lot of money of decorations that we only put out for a few weeks a year. Do you feel the same? Maybe you've gone so far as to not decorate for Halloween at all as a result.
Today's simple DIY project gives you a solution! Stop spending lots of money on Halloween decorations from the store.... you can make these cheap Halloween porch decorations with recycled materials that you may already have laying around at your house - In just 30 minutes, you can create these adorable and cheap Halloween porch decorations!
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
First up we have the GHOST!
Step 1. Paint repurposed fence board board white
I used the 4' fence board for my ghost. Using an old paint brush, roughly paint the fence board with white acrylic craft paint.
Step 2. Add eyes and mouth
Using a black paint pen, draw on the ghost's eyes and scary mouth.
NEXT UP IS HIS FRIEND, FRANKENSTEIN!!
Step 1. Paint repurposed fence board green
I used the 3' fence board for my Frankenstein. Using an old paint brush and green acrylic craft paint, I did a few layers of both lighter green and darker green to achieve a more "Frankenstein" color.
Step 2. Add hair at top
Using a black paint pen, start by adding jagged bangs of hair to the top of the fence board.
Step 3. Draw in Frankenstein face
Next draw in a silly Frankenstein face with a black paint pen. I googled "cartoon Frankenstein" to get some ideas.
Step 4. Add bolts on side of head
To add the bolts onto the side of Frank's head, cut them out of felt and attach them to the back of the fence board with a dot of 3-in-1 glue.
HOP ON OVER TO THIS BLOG POST TO SEE HOW TO MAKE THE LAST CHARACTER - THE MUMMY!
Materials I used for this project:
- Thunderbird Forest Dog Eared Fence Board 1 " X 6 " X 6 ' RedwoodBuy MaterialStarting at $47.11
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- Testors Enamel Paint Marker-Gloss BlackBuy MaterialStarting at $2.99
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