I wanted to decorate outside for Halloween but, unfortunately, I don't really have an outside. All I have is my door in the hallway that less than half a dozen people might see and my balcony. My balcony has a higher chance of being see by people in the other apartments and even from the street. So, I decided to make a sign for my railing using some of the awesome products I got from Martha Stewart (note: I did receive these products for free but I think they're great and plan to keep using them!).
You can see the other project I made with these products here!
-Wooden letters and pumpkins
-Martha Stewart Halloween decoupage paper(bugs and skull and crossbones)
-Martha Stewart Matte Decoupage
-Martha Stewart Glow In The Dark Decoupage
-Martha Stewart paint in Beetle Black
-Scissors, x-acto knife, cutting mat, hot glue gun, E-600 glue, wire cutter, floral wire
I found wooden letters and pumpkins at Michaels.
I coated the wood generously with the Martha Stewart Matte Decoupage and then placed my decoupage paper on top of it. I let it dry.
Then I cut the excess paper off using my x-acto knife and cutting mat so that the paper fit perfectly around my letters and pumpkins. I sealed the top with the matte decoupage. For my BOO letters, I wanted them to sparkle a bit in the sunlight so I covered the sides in the matte decoupage, sprinkled green glitter on top, and then sealed it with the matte decoupage again.
Then I gave my words and pumpkins a few coats of glow in the dark decoupage until I was satisfied with the glow.
I took a wooden rod and painted it black.
I glued the words to the wooden rod with E-600 and a glue gun.
Here is how it looked:
I'm kind of absolutely terrified that my letters might fall off my railing and bonk some unsuspecting passerby-er on the head. So I covered it with lots of glue and then attached it to my railing with floral wire. Here is a picture of it facing me when I'm sitting on my balcony. I couldn't get a good picture of it when it was facing the street.
I ended up positioning it so that it spread out across my balcony. Here is a close up of one of the pumpkins.
Here is a close up of the BOO. I can testify that this decoupage holds up great! It rained for like 4 days straight and my sign wasn't affected at all.
Halloween is almost here! Are you ready?