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!
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?
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?
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.
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.
Well, this year, Dollar Tree has the shadow box equivalent, and it’s 3-D to boot!
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!
Again, yes…yes I am.
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!
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?
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!
FREE PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN SIGNS
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.
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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If you use and display our free printables in your home, be sure to take a picture and post it on Instagram! Don’t forget to tag us @TheNavagePatch! We love to see our printables out in the wild!