Decorate your house with a spooky Halloween Door that says "Keep Out", warning all who approach that they don't know what lies beyond! Fun!
Age Group: Crafts
Project Type: Halloween
Author: Amanda Formaro
Large cardboard box
Black and silver acrylic craft paint
Black creepy mesh or white spider webif you have a light colored door, use black, and vice versa
Round sponge applicator
Duct tape or double-sided tape*please read caution in notes!
Cut cardboard box open so that it lies flat. Cut box into "planks of wood".
Use a large paintbrush to write KEEP on one of the planks and OUT on another. Use a lot of paint, then stand the plank upright and tap it on the work surface a few times so that the excess paint drips.
Use a round sponge applicator and silver paint to add "nails/bolts" to the end of each plank. Dip the applicator in the paint then press onto the plank and turn and twist to create a circle.
Let everything dry completely.
Meanwhile, while the paint is drying, attach the black mesh or spider web to the outside of your door using tape (try to find a color that matches your door or use clear shipping tape).
When the planks are dry, attach them over the mesh, allowing it to show through.
Expert Tips & FAQs
CAUTION - I left my door decoration up for quite a while (about two months) because I wasn't visiting my studio daily then. When I removed the tape, it pulled the top layer of paint off the door. I assume because of the sun beating down on the tape. I recommend putting this on a storm door if you have one, or putting it up a week before Halloween then removing right away, especially if your door gets a lot of sun like mine did!
This project for Halloween Door - Keep Out was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/halloween-door-keep-out/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.