Dead and Breakfast Halloween Tour

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast.

In an effort to control the amount of decorations we purchase for Halloween, as well as ensure cohesiveness, we decided to pick a theme for our house. Without it, I would probably buy or make every silly, cute, spooky Halloween thing on the planet. Instead, we forced ourselves to narrow it down. The intention is to build up on the decor every year, staying within the aesthetic of the original theme. This helps guide what projects I do too! So, after scouring magazines and Pinterest, we ultimately found our inspiration from this Better Homes & Gardens article. And the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast was born.Read More »

“Sleeping Like the Dead” – Dead and Breakfast Door Hangers

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast Inn, where you can rest in peace… if it weren’t for those pesky ghosts.

We are bringing our Dead and Breakfast theme back to life with a few clever decorations. Have you seen the Dead and Breakfast sign? What about the room keys?

Now we’re rounding out this year’s projects by laying you to rest – literally.

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DIY Dead and Breakfast Room Keys Sign

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast Inn, where we always have room for spirited souls. Be sure to check in at the front desk, and we hope you rest in peace. Remember, tea time and the hauntings are always free.

Lawrence Made Dead and Breakfast Room Keys

We’re bringing our Dead and Breakfast theme back to life with a few ghoulishly fun projects. Did you see our Dead & Breakfast Inn sign?

Oh, you did? Great. Let’s get you checked in and you’ll be sleeping like the dead in no time. Read More »

DIY Dead and Breakfast Sign

Welcome. foolish mortals, to the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast Inn.

Every good Dead and Breakfast needs a quality sign, and this one is no exception. All that was needed was a little paint and creativity to bring our Halloween theme to life.

Admittedly, this project can (and did for me) get a little expensive. I chose to go the pre-made route for a few pieces, but I want the sign to last for the foreseeable future. For instance, the post holding the sign is a newel post from Home Depot, which is priced $30 and up. Sure, I could have built something less elaborate using table legs and furniture feet (a path I started down but changed my mind), but I liked how fancy the newel post looked and decided to go for it.

Also – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I used a Cricut to make the sign template – however, you can easily use stencils or large alphabet stickers from any craft store to achieve the same effect.

Nevertheless, this project is super easy and can be done in one afternoon.

So, come along and learn how to make your own sign… if you dare…

Lawrence Made Dead and Breakfast Sign

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DIY Happy Halloween Sign

The Lawrence household is starting to look awfully spooooky. Well, now, at least. When we started putting up our Halloween decorations, we realized something didn’t look quite right. Suddenly, it hit me.

Throughout the year, our Life is Better in Flip Flop sign hangs over our fireplace. Now, imagine that happy, pleasant sign amongst grimacing pumpkins and a flutter of bats. Kind of takes the spooky factor down a notch, right?

To fix that, I used the same construction techniques from the Flip Flops project to build a Happy Halloween sign for over the mantle. The best part – no power tools required! For less than $15, we now have a festive sign that can easily be swapped out for the holiday season. Plus, these are super thin, making them perfect to store in small spaces.

Also – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I used my Cricut to make the phrase template – however, you can easily use stencils or large alphabet stickers from any craft store to achieve the same effect.

Learn how to make your own below.

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