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How to Make a Spooky Halloween Yard Sign

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


  • 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."
  • TIP: Use old scrap boards to make it look more authentic.
  • Step 2: Apply varnish Apply a coat of varnish once the paint has dried to preserve the wood.
  • Step 3: Attach the boards Attach the boards to the stake.
  • TIP: Use two screws per board to prevent the boards from turning.
  • 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!
  • FACT: The next full moon on Halloween night will be in the year 2020.

You Will Need

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

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