This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.
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?
So 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.
I 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.
I 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.
Since I didn’t have any stain on me, I ended up using Annie Sloan dark wax. Hey, use the tools you got.
Next 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.
So I could hang the sign on the front door, I drilled two holes in the top of the wood.
Then I slipped some rope through the holes and knotted.
And there we have it.
Since I had everything on hand except for the poster, this project cost me $1.
Not even joking.
But 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.
I 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.
I also grabbed a $3 chain from Dollar General to add along side my zombie sign and a couple rats for the front stoop.
And here’s the final look all together!
I’m totally digging this sign.
Much better than the plain old original Halloween I was planning, right?
Oh, and here’s a little closeup shot of the zombies. Gotta love the facial details, ha!
And here’s a shot of the text in case it’s hard to read.
Almost makes me want to watch The Walking Dead!
I said almost.
I love it!! Heading to Dollar General today, thanks for the inspiration!!
You’re welcome 🙂
LOL! Rats too!!!! Erin, you don’t miss a beat! Love it……….
Haha, thanks Annie! Happy October to you too!
Kim Weir says
Awesome idea! Love it!
Great idea for the zombie apocalypse or Halloween!
Wow, that is so creepy! And cool! I think I may need to go check out the dollar stores. Did the rats come from Dollar General?
Yep, the rats are from Dollar General too. They had some other creepy crawlers too!
I LOVE this! What a creative way to decorate your house rather than just a wreath! I am shocked this was only a $1! It’s so cute! Definitely going to be doing this. I love the other spooky stuff too! Definitely looks Halloween ready!
I figured I already have too many Halloween wreaths. Time to change it up!
Love, love, love this! Headed to Dollar General tomorrow to make this!