*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
Hi friends! This year has just flown by! Can you believe it’s Fall already? Ahhh, my favorite season! As soon as the stores start selling Halloween candy, I bust out my boots and scarves faster than the kids can say “trick-or-treat” (which is awkward, being that I live in TEXAS). We don’t usually decorate for Halloween, but this year, Adam really wanted an excuse to buy a fog machine, so we decided this year was going to be the year we scare all the neighborhood kids.
I mean, let’s be honest. Does anyone ever really need an excuse to buy a fog machine?
I don’t think so.
Check out that creeper in the background. The kids named him Spookahauntas. You know, like Pocohontas? Get it?
I’m really pleased with how these DIY skull yard signs turned out! Want to make one for yourself? You can sign up for the Do-It-Herself (DIH) Workshop that’s happening THIS THURSDAY (Sept 21st) and learn how to make a Harvest Yard Sign. Click here to check your local store for details. You don’t want to miss it, so mark your calendars, grab your favorite friends and learn how to make a Harvest (or Halloween) Yard Sign with us. You can customize it any way you’d like – the possibilities are endless and so much fun!
The Home Depot offers fun Workshops at all of their store locations. There are currently three types of workshops: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH), and Kids. We love that Home Depot holds these free workshops because we can learn how to make easy home repairs and renovations and build fun home decor projects.
Need more info? Visit http://workshops.homedepot.com for more details.
Where: The Home Depot
What: Do-It-Herself Workshop
When: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
You know what else is fun? Putting my own spin on this project. Read on for the tutorial on how to make these DIY Spooky Skull Yard Signs.
Tools & Materials:
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- (1) 2×2 Sanded Plywood
- (1) 100L Mini Purple Lights
- Cordless Drill
- White Spray Paint
For my yard signs, I first used my X-Carve 3D carving machine to carve out all the details onto two pieces of plywood. You can also do this with a Dremel tool or a palm router, if you’re like a ninja with a router. I am not, so I used a robot. Next, I used a jigsaw to cut out the eye sockets, nose, and perimeter. Then, I drilled holes around the edges of the signs for the lights.
After a quick sanding, I spray painted the skull signs white. I also hand-painted the carvings with a light grey acrylic craft paint. It was time-consuming, but the subtle depth it adds was worth the effort. Then Adam inserted the lights into the holes, glued and nailed a stake to each sign, then stuck them into the ground.
What do you think? Simply spooktacular, right?
It turned out better than I expected! Check out how one dude is chillin’ in the chair (let’s name him Horace) while Spookahauntas creeps in the background.
Our neighborhood kids can be a bit mischievous so we zip-tied Horace to the chair, just in case he decides to get up and walk off.
I bought all of our Halloween decorations from The Home Depot. They have a huge selection and the kids have a blast playing with the spooky displays.
Before you go, be sure to check out how my blogger friends customized their project! You’ll be inspired by all of their fun ideas!
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- Woodshop Diaries
- Reality Daydream
- Simply Designing
- The Crafting Chicks
- Homemade By Carmona
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Jaime Costiglio says
Now I desperately need a fog machine! Your skulls are amazing and really make the house ready for Halloween.
Thanks Jaime! I never knew we needed a fog machine until now. Haha.
Ashley @ Simply Designing says
Oh my goodness these are sooooo cool!! I love them!
I’m super impressed with the 3D carving machine! These are so cool!
Carrie B. says
Dude – that should totally be “Spook-a-HAUNT-US!” Bwa ha ha. 🙂 Awesome project, as always.
Oh, so good! Yes!
Rachel Hatch says
What type of 3 d machine do you have? Does it come with a software with it? These are so awesome.!
I have the X-carve by Inventables and love it! Inventables has its own free software; it’s all web-based, so there’s nothing to download!