My partner Mitch and I just bought our first house and that means this Halloween is our first year with trick or treaters! I'm so excited to pass out candy, and I made a pretty awesome Halloween costume. But it didn't take long for us to realize we don't have any Halloween decorations. I decided to make a quick sign for our door. The door sign took about 30 minutes (minus drying time for the paint) so it's a great project if you want to whip up a last minute decoration!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- 4.5" B-O-O wood letters from Michael's (or any store)
- Three pieces of your favorite Halloween fabric cut to 8"x2"
- One .5" clear plastic bumper (optional)
- Orange paint
Paint your B-O-O letters orange. Follow directions on your paint can and do not start sewing your project until the letters are completely dry.
Cut three pieces of Halloween fabric to 8"x2".
Fold over both long sides of your fabric and press. Repeat with each strip. The strips should measure around 1", depending on how you choose to highlight your print.
Using a 1/8" seam, top stitch along both long sides of your fabric. Repeat with all three strips.
Wrap one fabric strip, right sides together, around the top of your B. Sew the two ends of your strip together using a 1.4" seam allowance.
Turn fabric right side out. Repeat previous step, attaching your second fabric strip to the bottom of the B and top of the first O. Repeat one more time to attach fabric strip that connects the Os.
And you're done! It's that easy! The last thing I did was add a small clear plastic bumper to the bottom of the last O so the sign wouldn't bump into the door too much. I really wanted at least one Halloween decoration for my first year passing out treats, so this quick sign saved the day.
I'm excited to pass out candy with my Cotton & Steel One Hour Basket that matches my door sign! I can't wait to show off my handmade Halloween costume soon - I love handmade holidays.
If you make a BOO Door Sign, make sure to tag me on Instagram or use #sonicstitchesquilts so I can see your work. Happy crafting, and happy Halloween!