Happy Halloween Season Y’all!
I love to decorate for Halloween, and this DIY could not be more simple! My Dad and boyfriend have been getting a lot of suit jackets from Macy’s in the mail, and I’ve been jokingly calling the boxes tombstones… because that’s exactly what they look like.
I decided to transform this cardboard box into a spook-tacular tombstone that we can keep on our front porch as we near Halloween! Let’s get right to it:
- tombstone box (or cardboard cut to this shape)
- black acrylic paint
- white acrylic paint
- foam brush
- angled paint brush
- white and silver glitter
Prep the box:
All I did was remove shipping labels and remnants of tape. So simple y’all!
I took my foam brush, squirted black paint on the box and went to town. I did not paint the back of the box, simply because it will not been seen and I wanted to save paint. I did paint the sides of the box and the top, because those are visible when on display.
Once one layer of black paint was on and dry, I dipped my finger into the white paint and painted RIP on the box. I used my finger to give the RIP a more spooky and eerie look.
While the white paint was still wet, I sprinkled on the white glitter. Make sure the black paint is dry or the glitter will stick to everything! I then shook off the excess glitter and began my spider web.
I took my angled paint brush, and painted on long white lines, shooting out from the left corner of the box. Then I connected those lines with swooping lines to create the spider web! Finally, I dusted these freshly painted white lines with super fine silver glitter.
I then shook off the excess glitter, took a clean dry paint brush, and brushed away any access glitter that was still on the box.
Because I used acrylic paint, and because this is cardboard- you will want to seal it to keep it safe from the elements. I have opted to just bring it inside during inclement weather.
The finished product!
That’s really it y’all! From my time stamped pictures, it took me 30 minutes to complete. That time includes the steps above as well as a few dashes back into the house to wash my hands, get more supplies, and taking pictures.
I hope this inspires you to make some spooky decor this Halloween! I love getting more decor ideas so please drop them in the comments!