DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Sign

‘Tis the season to be thankful! When I made the new Halloween sign for over our fireplace, I knew I wanted to make one for Thanksgiving as well. I used the same technique but instead, I wanted to go for a raw, minimalist design.

A simple Cricut design and some spray paint brought this sign to life. Don’t have a Cricut? Don’t worry! You can easily make this sign using templates from a craft store (or ones you make yourself!) or large stickers.

This project cost me less than $20 and only took 30 minutes. Yes! You read that right. Looking for a quick, last-minute project for Thanksgiving? This is the one for you!

Follow the tutorial below and you’ll be done in no time.

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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?

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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…

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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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Entertainment Center Makeover

A few weeks ago, I wrote about seven home projects I have on my to-do list. After living in our new house for a few months, I’m starting to get antsy to make changes, and the list is starting to grow. Recently, I decided to knock out one big project – our entertainment center.

Previous owners of our home created this giant wood built-in entertainment center in the living room. We can only imagine it was built in the late 90’s/early 2000’s, because it was clearly designed for a large tube tv. Take a look.

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