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!
Here’s what I purchased:
From the picture above, I got three witch brooms, already painted black with ribbons included; a fuzzy tarantula spider on a clip to attach to anything; a package of black gems; and a blank unfinished plywood sign.
I already had the other supplies I needed, including orange and black 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.
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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.
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!