This Broom Parking Halloween Decor is a fun display you can use indoors or out! It’s simple to put together and includes my awesome trick to make lettering on a sign super-easy!
DecoArt asked me to come up with an outdoor Halloween decor display, and with a visit to the local craft store I knew just what I wanted to do:
Broom Parking Halloween Decor Supplies
From the picture above, I purchased:
- three witch brooms, already painted black with ribbons included
- a fuzzy tarantula spider on a clip
- a package of black gems
- a blank unfinished plywood sign
I already had the other supplies I needed, including:
- orange and black craft paint, which I used to make the broomsticks more snazzy!
Helpful tip: Look for really inexpensive brooms at the dollar stores, which may be cheaper than purchasing brooms at a craft store or party store for your Halloween displays.
The paint I used was DecoArt’s Americana Multi-Surface Acrylic – a wonderful indoor/outdoor paint.
This is an easy paint to work with and goes on smoothly. You can find these bottles at the craft store, or Amazon has them in a handy multi-bottle paint collection too.
The multi-surface paint also dries fast! Always a good thing!
A Handy Trick for Sign Lettering!
The Broom Parking sign features a little trick of mine. Actually, it’s the first time I tried this trick — and it worked — so you can bet I’ll be doing it again in future projects!
The trick is the lettering. No need for transfer paper, or hand-painted lettering, or alphabet stencils. I did something much easier!
I grabbed some dimensional letter stickers that I already had in my craft stash. They were a shiny gold color . . .
So I painted them black!
To make sure they stick, I used E-6000 craft adhesive, as I never fully trust that stickers will permanently stick on crafts that I plan on displaying year after year.
You don’t want the B to fall off, and be left with a Room Parking sign, because that makes no sense to anyone. Plus it will bug the heck out of you if a letter falls off.
Broom Parking Halloween Decor Tutorial
You’ll find all the details, supplies and directions in my tutorial for DecoArt.
To view the tutorial just click on the link below:
Let me know what you think of my lettering trick!
Happy Halloween crafting!