How to Make a Spooky Halloween Yard Sign

Give your trick-or-treaters a wicked welcome by creating your own spooky Halloween yard sign.


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Whether you want to scare trick-or-treaters or entertain them, there's an idea for you in this frightfully good video series.

You Will Need

  • Black paint
  • 5 scrap wood boards
  • Varnish
  • 6-ft. wood stake
  • 10 screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Spotlight (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Paint scrap boards

    Paint Halloween sayings on the scrap boards such as "Beware," "Come in for a bite," or "Enter if you dare."

  2. Use old scrap boards to make it look more authentic.

  3. Step 2

    Apply varnish

    Apply a coat of varnish once the paint has dried to preserve the wood.

  4. Step 3

    Attach the boards

    Attach the boards to the stake.

  5. Use two screws per board to prevent the boards from turning.

  6. Step 4

    Stick the sign in ground

    Stick the sign in the ground where everyone can see it. Illuminate the sign with a spotlight if desired. Happy haunting!

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