Zombie Apocalypse Sign + Halloween Front Porch

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Have you ever seen something super simple in a store and you’re like “oh, I could totally make something cool with that”? Well, here’s the story of how my zombie apocalypse front porch came to be…

That sounds so normal, right?

halloween zombie front door signSo while I was walking around Dollar General last weekend I spotted this little Halloween poster for $1. ONE DOLLAR. I had an idea of going there for supplies to make a wreath for my front door, but then I got to thinking… why does it have to be a wreath? Why can’t it be something cooler? So a plan was in action.

zombie halloween signI really had no idea what I was doing when I got my Halloween supplies home. I figured I could wing it. Those are the best projects in my book. Creativity at it’s best. Luckily I had some scrap wood in my basement from prior projects. I laid the poster on top of 4 boards and sketched out where to make the cuts.

DIY zombie halloween sign buildI actually cut them uneven on purpose and laid them out unevenly as well. To put the boards together I used two smaller 1×4 boards on the back and attached them with deck screws.

build a zombie halloween signSince I didn’t have any stain on me, I ended up using Annie Sloan dark wax. Hey, use the tools you got.

build a halloween signNext it was time to attach the poster to the boards. In addition to Tacky Spray, I used screws in the 4 corners of the poster.

halloween zombie signSo I could hang the sign on the front door, I drilled two holes in the top of the wood.

DIY halloween signThen I slipped some rope through the holes and knotted.

halloween front porch signAnd there we have it.
Since I had everything on hand except for the poster, this project cost me $1.
Not even joking.

halloween zombie front door signBut when I was at Dollar General I grabbed a couple other items to finish off the front porch. I snagged a bunch of these creepy cloth decorations for $1.25 each. I thought this would fit in with my zombie vibe much better than spider webs.

halloween front door decorationsI draped the creepy cloths around the front door frame. Don’t these things look pretty cool up close? And they’re pretty big too. Not too shabby for $1.25 each.

halloween front porchI also grabbed a $3 chain from Dollar General to add along side my zombie sign and a couple rats for the front stoop.

halloween front porch designAnd here’s the final look all together!

halloween zombie front porchI’m totally digging this sign.
Much better than the plain old original Halloween I was planning, right?

halloween zombie front door signOh, and here’s a little closeup shot of the zombies. Gotta love the facial details, ha!

zombie front porch signAnd here’s a shot of the text in case it’s hard to read.

halloween zombie front door signAlmost makes me want to watch The Walking Dead!
I said almost.

DIY zombie apocalypse sign

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Get Inspired: 15 Candy Corn Projects

It’s officially October! With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would give you some eye candy with some Candy Corn. Yep, 15 fabulous projects all themed with Candy Corn: home décor, crafts and recipes. C’mon, let’s get inspired!

15 candy corn projects

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So I’m totally loving the Candy Corn No Carve Pumpkins and the Popcorn Balls.
And bunting is always an easy way to decorate!

Which one is your favorite?

15 candy corn craft projects