Today’s post is so very exciting for me. Coupons.com challenged me and several other bloggers to each create a fall project. They said fall, I chose to hear Halloween. If you’ve been around here since the beginning, you may recall that I love Halloween so much that some decorations stay out in my house all year long. So when I was given $100 to Home Depot to create a project I jumped on it. And then when they said they’d give one of you $200 to make your own project, I jumped up and down.
I came up with the following guidelines for my project:
- It had to be an indoor decoration because here in Massachusetts Halloween is sometimes rescheduled due to nor’easters- if I put something outside it would probably be ruined by weather immediately
- It had to be BIG. Go big or go home.
Then I decided I wanted something to fill one of my two bay windows so I added a few more stipulations:
- It had to be 2 sided so we could enjoy it inside and people outdoors could enjoy it as well
- Something glow in the dark would be freaking amazing.
Here’s what I came up with:
I apologize for the graininess of the picture- I had to take photos at night so you could see that I mussed up the acrylic, so they’re kind of dark but you can see all the detail on the project itself.
BAM! I used a $7 plywood drawer insert cut in half to create the 2 BEWARE signs, a 4ft x 3ft acrylic sheet as the screen, and poster board and paint to create the tree. Then I decked it out with some spiderwebs (also from Home Depot) and a few things I had around the house.
In the interest of not making this post crazy super long, come back tomorrow for the how-to break down 🙂 The sign, the acrylic sheet, and the tree each have a super easy, anyone-can-do-it how to.
NOW HERE’S WHERE IT GETS GOOD. Coupons.com, myself, and all these lovely ladies want to give YOU $200 to either Home Depot or Amazon.com (it’s your choice!) to make your own project: