DIY Halloween Signs!

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DIY Halloween signs

I was strolling through Target’s dollar section and I came across these cute glitter Halloween frames. Well, my crafty side got all excited about how I could make these beauties so much better. So ripped off the cute kiddie pics that were already glued on them and got to work!

Fast project right? I thought so until I started looking for just the right spooky pics to put in them! First stop for printable art~ The Graphics Fairy! Then a grueling 2 hours later, I have trouble making decisions sometimes, I finally ran across this cute door mat with “The Queen of Halloween” on it!!! And since I am the Queen of Halloween, (hey, I have the Koozie to prove it), I knew I needed a sign like that for my spooky abode.

For the Birdcage pic, I used one of these awesome bird cage pics. Then I added a crow from The Graphics Fairy and ta-da!  Let me show you how I did it~

DIY Halloween Signs


  • 2 spooky frames from Target ($2.50 each)
  • black poster board
  • newspaper wrapping paper {also from Targets dollar section}
  • cardstock
  • paper cutter
  • rotary cutter & mat
  • pencil
  • spray glue and scissors


Pull the top cute kiddie paper picture off of the frame carefully. Use one of them as a guide and trace two of them onto the poster board. Cut them out with scissors. This is your base to cover the torn frame parts. Choose a printable design.

Queen of Halloween Sign

How to make Custom Printables w/ Picmonkey

For the Queen of Halloween, I used PicMonkey Online Photo Editor. Here’s an easy way to get your base pic if you are not savvy with a “photoshop” type image editor. Type in on Google search the word “white”, hit search, click “Images” to view the color images. Click on one, right click and “save as” and download it to your computer. I put mine in a downloads folder.

Upload the color white pic you downloaded to PicMonkey. Resize to 2000 x 2500 this makes an 8×10 picture base. Save it for future projects. Then rotate it to make a horizontal pic. Then type your words, I used the “Bleeding Cowboy” Font.

To add the crown, go to The Graphics Fairy and download a Crown, there are many to choose from. Then back on PicMonkey click “Overlays”, click “Your Own” at the top of the page. Upload the Crown you saved and place in

Upload the Crown you saved and place in the pic, resize and move it around until it looks right to you. Right click the Crown and choose “Send to Back”, this makes the Crown go behind your letters. Hit save and print it out on cardstock.

Easy crafts, DIY Halloween signCut down cardstock with a paper-cutter. I then cut the piece of the newspaper wrapping paper to use as a border with a rotary cutter sized to fit the frames. I like to use a rotary cutter because it gives you nice clean lines if you do not have one get one!!

Next spray glue the newspaper border to the poster board. Then I used Elmers Glue with a sponge applicator to glue the cardstock to the newspaper. Smooth out wrinkles quickly. Use Elmer’s glue to glue the poster board to the frame.

hallloween crow birdcage signFor the Birdcage: I won these graphics from Graphique a few months ago and it has a transparent background. The Graphics Fairy has bird cages as well. I pretty much did the same thing. Upload it to PicMonkey. Resize if needed. I then added an overlay, uploaded the crow and placed him on the birdcage.

Save and print out on cardstock. Follow the steps above to add it to the frame. It’s easier than you think! They are too cute! Sooo much better than before and only $6.00!

Birdcage Queen of Halloween Sign

Queen of Halloween signs



Check out more of my Halloween Decor Ideas~

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  1. 10.21.12
    Mona said:

    Love these! I would have just walked past these frames and never given them a second thought. What a great idea!

  2. 10.18.12
    Jennifer said:

    Perfect! All of them! PicMonkey and the Graphics Fairy, both fun places!

  3. 10.1.12
    kraftykat76 said:

    These signs are so cute! I really love the “Queen of Halloween”! Thanks for linking up to Gettin’ Krafty this week!

  4. 10.1.12
    Claire said:

    Hi Kim! Thanks so much for linking up last week at The Rustic Pig! I chose your lovely Halloween decorations as a feature this week!! Come grab your feature button and link up again if you wish!

  5. 9.28.12
    Heidi said:

    Very creepy! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.)

  6. 9.28.12

    Spooky cute fun! Thank you for sharing at the The Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  7. 9.28.12
    Katie Drane said:

    Too cute! I love how they turned out. Pinning:)


  8. 9.28.12
    marissa said:

    oops that was supposed to say so so cute :)

  9. 9.28.12
    marissa said:

    these are fantastic! so s

  10. 9.26.12

    Too cute! Love the Queen of Halloween! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 20 Below. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn

  11. 9.26.12

    You are such a good artist! I love how you made something so awesome with those frames, and I really wish I lived closer to Target!

  12. 9.25.12

    These are awesome! I love the raven one!

  13. 9.25.12

    Love! Love! Love! Especially the bird and cage! Thank you for the super cute idea! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  14. 9.25.12
    Chelsea said:

    These are great! I love the thrifty Target frames. Thanks for sharing!

  15. 9.25.12
    Home Decor DIY Craft said:

    :-0 Love that queen of halloween sign. darling. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas at our linky party

  16. 9.25.12

    Absoluetly adorable! New Follower- your blog is so dern cute!

  17. 9.24.12
    Claire said:

    AWESOME job!! Don’t you just love Target’s dollar section?? This is super cute!! The pictures you chose are perfect! I would love for you to link it up at my Linky Party

  18. 9.24.12
    Gen said:

    I think you did great at making them look a little fancier, but still Halloween-ish! And I must say, I love your skeleton with the pink feathered boa! That is my favorite part!!

  19. 9.24.12
    Jessica said:

    Awesome! I especially love the bird cage, reminds me of “The Raven”. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday!

  20. 9.24.12

    What fun. You’ve given me kewl ideas.

  21. 9.24.12
    aprilsclblog said:

    Great idea! Thanks for linking to Sweet Saturday!

  22. 9.24.12

    Fabulous Halloween signs! Love them!


  23. 9.21.12
    [email protected] Bitsy Paper said:

    This is fantastic!! I saw those signs and was brainstorming how I could change them up…I love what you have done with them. So much cuter now. I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  24. 9.21.12
    Irish said:

    These are so cute. I love the Queen of Halloween sign–it’s great. My daughter loves to do DIY and designs so I am going to show her this post. It will be a fun project. = )

Welcome to Made in a Day, I'm Kim, the home & lifestyle blogger, former wig stylist, floral designer, and now Park Lane Stylist behind the blog. Living seaside in Southern California, my blog is where I share my love of DIY coastal decor, digital art prints, fun fashion DIYs, and great recipes. I also write about my experience as a former wig stylist who now wears a hair topper!