Upcycled Items As DIY Halloween Decor

October 05, 2018

When I was helping my daughter move out of her old apartment, I brought home this coffee sign that her roommate had left behind.

It was fun coffee sign, but sometimes, you can remake your old decor into "new" fun items.  

I also brought home this metal pail planter that I had stenciled to hold the girl's "college era" mail.

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The sign was already perfectly distressed, so all I did was to paint the top of the sign with a couple of thin coats of Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar.

I painted the mail pail with Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint in Heritage.

I lightly sanded both pieces to smooth brush strokes with 220 grit sandpaper.
 Next I pulled out my Folkart Seasonal Occasion Stencil Pack from Hobby Lobby.

 The Folkart stencil pack contain about 26 paper stencils.  The pros, the packs contain a lot of stencils and they are well worth the money.  The cons, the stencils are paper and you need to punch them out along the perforations which is time consuming and can result in damage to the stencil.  A few of the stencils can be a little dorky as well.

Then, I simply attached the pail to the sign board with screws.  The pail had a plastic liner for a plant.

I then sealed both the sign and the pail with two coats of  Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane in Satin Finish.

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The sign already had a sawtooth hanger on the back for easy hanging.

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I think using the sign to display Halloween candy is a great idea!

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My daughter just may want the sign and planter back!

Dixie Belle Paint Company provided me with complimentary samples.  All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

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I also used the "Trick or Treat" stencil on this cutting board HERE.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. That trick or treat bucket is just adorable, Carlene! I love it.


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