I made this stake for just under 10 dollars
And just about under 25 minutes.
1 yard stake ( hobby lobby) 3.49/2
1 pack Cut out boards ( hobby lobby) 4.00/4
Acrylic paint ( your choice)
1 thin paintbrush (writing)
1 bigger paintbrush for the boards and stake itself
Glue gun / glue sticks
Step 1: Painting the Stake
Make sure you give it enough time to dry be patient :)
Step 2: Painting/wording
Now browse through the Net for cute phrases to put on your boards, anything goes , I decided on " fright this way" and "monsters welcomed" because we get tons of trick or treaters in this area
Get creative!! swirl your letters and exaggerate your letters by over extending or playing around with lettering before you apply it on the boards
And for some glue gun action! Glue the boards onto your stake (make sure to use enough you want to make it sturdy) and almost done!
Step 3: Be Creative!
Step 4: Re-use Items
5. I took a white paper ghost I had in the house that we got from Halloween city a couple weeks back to use it as a topper, but first I wanted to make sure it was gonna be able to stand up on its own so I cut out some foam ( from boxes I hoard all year long) seriously ! and hot glued it on the very top and TADAHHHHHHH!!
****REMEMBER TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR CUTE LITTLE THINGS YOU CAN ADD ON TO YOUR STAKE AND MAKE IT YOUR OWN, CHECK YOUR OLD HALLOWEEN STASHES , YOUR BASEMENT OR ATTIC OR YOUR GARAGE :) HAPPY HAUNTING!!*****