(30 crafty days of halloween) boo porch decoration

Hello there See Vanessa Craft readers! Kara from Mine for the Making here and I am so excited to be here to share my first Halloween project of the year! Check out this BOO Halloween Porch Decoration…

Made using scrap wood that I already had on hand, my husband and I got busy and finished this adorable Halloween decoration.

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First we drew out the word BOO in big bubble letters, going down the piece of wood vertically.

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Then we used a drill to make holes for jig saw to fit into so that we could easily cut out the centers of the letters. After the centers were cut out, we ‘traced’ around the edges to define the letters a bit more.

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Using a dremel tool, we sanded the edges and insides of the BOO letters, while my husband cut and sanded the block stand for the letters. I primed and painted all the wood in white….and then I started my favorite part…the decorative painting!

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I used Chevron Frog Tape for the letter B and then I painted polka dots and stripes on the Os. I used Martha Stewart’s Adobo Satin Craft Paint for the orange parts of the patio decoration. Now here’s where this project gets even cooler…

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I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Glow-in-the-Dark Decoupage around the edges of all the letters and on the decorative parts of the BOO decoration so that it will glow at night! How fun is that? Once everything was dry, I set it up in the block stand on my front porch. And, here’s a fun tip for you- use a black light to “charge up” that glow-in-the-dark paint to really make it glow…and it helps for photographs too!

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So there you have it…and easy peasy DIY Halloween decoration for your porch. I didn’t give any measurements in this tutorial because you can make this as big or as small as you want it!

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If you liked this Halloween decoration, you may want to check out my Drop Cloth Candy Corn Bunting

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or this Wood and Burlap Halloween Sign

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or the Reclaimed Wood Candy Corn!

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My name is Kara and I’m the creative mommy blogger behind Mine for the Making! I’m a planner, list writer, Disney fanatic, homeschooler, gluten-free eating, handmade shop owner, and married to my partner in crime. I love sharing crafts, DIY projects, recipes, kid-friendly ideas, and all things crafty and creative on MFTM! Come say HI sometime!

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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