Make a DIY Broom Parking Sign for Halloween easily using a thrift store find sign and vinyl letters and graphics. This is a fun piece of lawn decor for Halloween.
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Easy Broom Parking Sign for Halloween
This month, as I was making Halloween decor, I sorted through items in my bins that would work well with the Hocus Pocus decor that I’ve created for the block party at Gloria’s place. If there are witches, you need broom parking, right?
Supplies Used for Halloween Broom Parking Lawn Decor
- Thrift Store Find Sign from my craft stash
- Chalk Paint and Brushes
- Cricut Air Explore 2
- Black Vinyl
- Black Plastic Bucket
In an attempt to use up some of the many signs and plaques that I’ve bought at my local Goodwill, I made lots of Halloween signs, including these Hocus Pocus Inspired Signs.
I still have quite a few left in my craft stash, so making a Broom Parking sign was a fun way to use one more of them. I don’t have photos of the sign before it was painted or of the different coats of paint I added. Apparently, I accidentally deleted some of the process photos. Oops! I like that the sign was made of planks. It had some kind of fall harvest picture on it.
Steps for Getting an Aged Look for Halloween Signs
- Apply one coat of white chalk paint to cover the old sign.
- Allow it to dry.
- Apply one coat of gray paint. Don’t wait for it to dry.
- Apply a streaks of black paint using a paint sponge brush.
- Blend the black paint into the gray with the sponge brush
- Using either a piece of tape or some left over vinyl from the letters, press it to the paint to lift some of it away.
While the paint was drying, I used Cricut Design Space to put together the graphics for the sign. The brooms can be found by searching for #M849849E.
I used Arab Brushstroke Std for the font. After resizing the brooms and words to fit the sign, they were cut, weeded, and transferred to the sign. I like how the words look against the faux weathered look of the sign.
I tried a few different positions for the brooms and settled on three in a row across the bottom of the sign, one for each of the Hocus Pocus witches.
I had left over ribbon after I made my Witch’s Hat Decor Piece that I used for the brooms for this.
I bought the three brooms at Party City a while ago thinking I was going to use them for a different project, but once I decided on this, they were just what I needed. I’m glad to have found a fun way to use them. To secure them together, I tied a simple bow around them and placed them in a black bucket.
To keep the brooms from falling over, the bucket was filled with sand. That’s the only purchase I had to make for this project. I bought a large bag of it at Lowe’s for around $3.00.
Making this DIY Halloween Decor was a fun project to put together and it’s a great addition to Gloria’s Halloween lawn decor. Using items from my craft stash kept the cost low and it helped clear up some storage space in my craft bins.
DIY Broom Parking Sign for Halloween
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