Last year was the first year I really got into Halloween decorating. I tried for a really budget friendly scheme, and of course most of it was DIY. This year, I doubt I'll be adding too much to it unless I find something that really jumps out to me without costing a ton. This fun chipboard banner fit that bill! I found it at Hobby Lobby for 3.99, and with a 40% off coupon, the price was just right.
It started out as the color of just plain kraft paper--but it's chipboard so it will last a number of years. With just two little products (Martha Stewart Craft Paint and Krylon Glitter Blast) I made the banner a little more exciting. I applied the gold craft paint with a sponge brush first. One or two coats is all it needed. As soon as it dried, I took it outside and gave it a liberal spray of the gold glitter spray paint.
It literally took 5 minutes to make this baby over (minus the drying time), and I love how it turned out.
How would you have made over this simple banner? What are your favorite Halloween decor pieces? Anything you got for a steal? How about a little DIY item? Those are my favorite. Thanks for stopping by!