DIY #Halloween Window Display

I wanted a giant 2 sided piece for my bay window-- something that could be seen from outside but also enjoyed inside without blocking all the light. Here's what I came up with :)
I got a 4ft x 3ft piece of acrylic in the window section of Home Depot. This was about $30, but you can probably find an old window pane in a Restore or on Craigs List for far, far cheaper then that. I used Rustoleum metallic silver spray paint and a spray bottle with a water vinegar mixture to muss up the board a bit.
The posterboard I found was black on one side and orange on the other, so I painted the orange side black then added some textured black and silvery paint to each side to give it a bit more dimension.
The beware sign is also 2 sided:

-Give the boards a quick spray of primer

- Paint them the color you want your letters to be (I chose silver), then coat it a few times with glow in the dark spray (yes! it works, it's just impossible to capture on camera).

-Print out your letters (I just used Microsoft Word and made each letter the size of a piece of paper), then cut them with either scissors or an exacto knife

-Trace the betters onto your board with a pencil and paint around them in the color of your choice (I chose black)

-Then do it all over again because you want your project to be 2 sided, so you need 2 signs

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Stephanie (Sandpaper & Glue)
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