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DIY Dollar Tree Square Halloween Signs

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These DIY Dollar Tree Square Halloween Signs are a cheap and easy way to decorate for the season, and the frames can be reused with our Christmas signs!

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Okay, how the heck does Halloween work in Florida?

I mean, do they have pumpkins this far South? I can’t say for sure, but I think they’re more of a Northern crop, right? Oh, I’m sure they can truck them in from points north, but wouldn’t it be better if we just shopped local and used what we had on hand? Look, any boob with a knife and a spoon can carve a jack-o’-lantern from an overgrown orange squash, but it takes some real gumption to carve one out of a coconut! Tastes a heck of a lot better, too, and when the last trick-or-treater absconds with the final handful of toothrot, you can fill your jacoco-lantern with rum and pineapple juice for a refreshing makeshift piña colada before bed!

I don’t know, maybe it’s a bad idea. What do I know?


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Anyway, coconut carving aside, do you remember last October, when we gave you guys square Christmas printables to put in those little shadow boxes from Dollar Tree?

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Well, here (as promised all those months ago) are some Halloween printables that you can use in those very same boxes. And since Dollar Tree is always importing China’s finest shadow boxes in a variety of sizes, we’ve got printables 3.5″ square, 4.5″ square and 5.5″ square for you.

Last year, I showed you how to pull the backing off the shadow box, use a glue stick to adhere the printable to the backing, and then use a few dots of hot glue to stick the backing back onto the shadow box. If you need a refresher, just click on over to that post to see how it’s done.

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DIY Dollar Tree Halloween Signs VIDEO TUTORIAL

You may want to watch our short video below for an overview of our DIY Dollar Tree Halloween signs before you read the detailed step-by-step tutorial.

DIY Dollar Tree SQUARE Halloween Signs TUTORIAL

This year, we had some different Dollar Tree shadow boxes, but the prep is just as easy (or easier). Unlike last years farmhousey boxes, this year’s have a more…I don’t know…motivational feel to them. I know you’ve seen those posters – maybe in an office where you worked, or likely at a doctor or dentist’s office. The most famous is probably the cat hanging from a bar with a title that encourages the viewer to Hang in There!

Yeah, you know what I’m talking about.

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Well, this year, Dollar Tree has the shadow box equivalent, and it’s 3-D to boot!

dollar tree shadow box

It was so saccharine, I had to put a skull in the picture to man things a bit. I mean, it’s not wrong…I am pretty damn puuuurfect, right?



Is this thing on?

Anyway, the kitty (or is it a fox??) had to go. My trusty spackling knife made quick work of that smiling, bespectacled face!

modifying a dollar tree shadow box with a spackling knife

Sayonara smiley!

man removing a cat shape from a shadow box

Again, yes…yes I am.

shadow box

Amirite, ladies? C’mon! Let’s hear some noise!

Yeesh, tough crowd.

Now, pay attention, madam, there’s serious business at hand! After you’ve printed out some of our Halloween designs, you’re going to cut them – either with a razor or an X-Acto knife or with scissors!

cutting halloween printables with scissors

Okay, I did things a little differently this year…a little easier. And isn’t that the goal as we shuffle towards wrinkles and silver sunsets? Who wants to do something harder when we can do it easier? Last year, I removed the entire backing, glued the printable on with a glue stick and then re-glued the backing onto the shadow box. I mean, it wasn’t like hard labor or anything, but why bother with all that nonsense if there’s an easier way?

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As luck would have it, we happen to have an enormous stack of very heavy cardstock. A thought erupted in my walnut brain like a sparrow fart in a hurricane. Why not just print the designs on heavy cardstock and plop them in the front of the shadow box? Look, it’s an easier way to do it, but in the spirit of full disclosure, the drawback is that it might not look as professional as our original way if you don’t cut the printable to the exact size of the opening. But we’re all about choice here at The Navage Patch, so you can pick the method that works best for you. In the beauty shots throughout this post, you’ll be looking at a mix of both techniques, but I’ll never tell which is which!

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DIY Dollar Tree Square Halloween Signs -
DIY Dollar Tree Square Halloween Signs -
DIY Dollar Tree Square Halloween Signs -
DIY Dollar Tree Square Halloween Signs -

We love to see our printables out in the wild! If you display our free printables in your home or use our free SVGs in your projects, and take a picture and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag us @TheNavagePatch!


As usual, here is some information on today’s free printables: we designed these free printable Halloween signs in two formats – JPEG and PDF. The PDFs can be printed on 8.5×11 size paper and have either (4) 3.5×3.5 inch signs or one each of 4.5×4.5 inch and 5.5×5.5 inch signs on each page. The JPEGs are prepared as 12×12 inch, but they are high resolution, so they can be scaled up or down as necessary to any square size. If you need help with scaling down these printables so you can print them on your home printer, then please check out Handan’s “How To Easily Resize Pictures” post.

Note:  If you don’t have a large format printer like the Canon i8720 Printer (prints up to 13×19 inches) and are wondering the best place to get these large printables printed bigger than 8×12, we recommend trying Staples in your area or Amazon print shop. Both stores offer custom-sized prints on matte or glossy paper, and they both cost about the same. Staples also offers Engineering Prints, which are really affordable for large-format prints, but in some areas (like ours), they must be ordered from their online print shop.

Now it’s time to click on the button below to download the free printable Halloween signs –  You’ll find these free printable Halloween signs under the “Halloween” section of The VIP Patch!

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  1. I don’t know how you do it. Moving and still time for DIY. I know I wouldn’t be able to. Well, some have it and some don’t. You have it all.! I love these Square Halloween signs. I plan to print them out and make some of the little boxes. I wish I had the imagination that you and Handan have. I still think that you are a house flipper. You could show the guy is Las Vegas a thing or two. Lol

  2. Originally from NY and we lived in Southwest Florida for 8 years so I understand your thoughts about pumpkins, Florida and how they go together. Just wait until Christmas and people have Snowmen on their lawns in 80 degree temps…just could never get used to it….so we moved to NC for a perfect mix of temps and holiday decor. I do wish you the very best in your new home…can’t wait to see all your new projects. The shadow boxes are soooooooo cute! Thanks

  3. Hi, I love all your posts. and all that you do. I was wondering if the cat and witch printables are available as SVG’s. They would make awesome window clings or just on their own.

  4. Love, love the Halloween pictures.
    I want to make a miniature Cousin It to match the size of your Halloween Gnomes. I can use raffia for the hair but do you have any ideas for the sunglasses and derby hat?

    Thanks so much!!

  5. These are great! I’ve been scooping these little shadow boxes up left and right from the dollar stores. I did something similar last year, but your printables are much creepier than mine! Time for a redo😊