Spooky Halloween Light Post Décor

Spooky Halloween Light Post Décor

Over the years, Mr. Seasongoods has become accustomed to scanning the curb for interesting “things” that could become blog projects for me- and just a few weeks ago, he came across a pair of these old, beat-up candle holder lanterns. Each one was reminiscent of an old style light post, and he was fairly convinced I could use them- so he loaded them up and drove them home.

Old, broken light post style candle holders to be repurposed into spooky Halloween decor for the porch by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Curbside freebies!!

With Halloween on my mind, I immediately envisioned some outdoor porch décor using the more beat-up light post of the pair. So, I decided to refashion it into a cute and spooky Halloween street sign! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

To do this, all that we needed to do to the light post was drill holes straight through the post. Using a high-quality unibit and some multi-purpose oil, Mr. Seasongoods very carefully drilled a half-inch hole straight through both sides of the light post.

Drilling a hole through metal light post for hanging a Halloween sign on the porch by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The only alteration we’re making to the light post!

Why did I want this? So I could insert a wooden dowel (like this one) and hang a Halloween sign from it!

Repurposing an old light post candle holder into a spooky Halloween street sign for outdoor porch decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ta-da!!

Ok- now I set the light post aside because, for all intents and purposes, it was done and could wait on the porch for me to finish everything else! And here’s where I’m going with my Halloween sign: I had thrifted this cute little chalkboard a long time ago and up until now, it had just been sitting and waiting to be used.

Repurposing a small chalkboard as a DIY Halloween sign in an old light post by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cutie on the thrift store shelf…

My vision? (1) Paint the dowel black to match the light post; (2) Stain the frame of the chalkboard a darker color; (3) Add a greeting to the chalkboard; and (4) Hang the board on the dowel with chains, like a street sign!

Creating an old fashioned street sign with an upcycled chalk board for DIY Halloween decorations by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

See where I’m going with this?

But everything was the wrong color (i.e., too pale, too brassy). First, I wanted to paint the hardware (chains and cup hooks) a more antique-y bronze. To make things easier on myself, I screwed the cup hooks into a piece of scrap wood to easily paint each side evenly.

How to easily spray paint hardware and chain with these helpful tips by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Spray painting hardware can be tricky!

And my tip for spray painting things like chain (and window screen, for that matter)? Use a DIY-dedicated clip hanger to hold your item and hang from a garden hook while painting! I’m telling you, it makes it SO easy to get in nooks & crannies from all 360 degrees! 

How to easily spray paint hardware and chain with these helpful tips by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Making life SO much easier!

Once I stained my chalkboard frame, I purchased a perfectly-sized stencil and used liquid chalk to bring my sign to life! When the chalk had tried and I removed the stencil, I then screwed the cup hooks into the dowel and into the top of my chalkboard frame, and used equal lengths of chain between them!

Using liquid chalk with a stencil on a repurposed chalkboard for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Let’s finish up my old-style street sign!

Using liquid chalk with a stencil on a repurposed chalkboard for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh- I love it! Exactly as I had imagined it to look…

Now it was time to put everything together! First, I slid the dowel into the light post…

Repurposed vintage light post candle holder into a DIY vintage style lamp post street sign for outdoor Halloween decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Putting it all together now…

And then I added a flying crow to the sign and spiderwebs to my porch behind my creepy Halloween light post!

Repurposed vintage light post candle holder into a DIY vintage style lamp post street sign for outdoor Halloween decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Perfectly spooky!

Repurposed vintage light post candle holder into a DIY vintage style lamp post street sign for outdoor Halloween decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Love. It.

Be sure to check out my full collection of repurposed and upcycled Halloween DIY ideas for more inspiration like this!

Craft on!

S

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PIN ME!How to upcycle a vintage light post candle holder into a DIY vintage style lamp post street sign for outdoor Halloween decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. LOVE, LOVE,LOVE this!! I definitely would have stopped and picked up those candle holders!! You have trained your hubby well!! LOL!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  2. You lucky thing! What a great find, and I’d have snapped them up too. So clever, making the Halloween sign, the bird is the perfect touch!!

  3. Such a lucky, love it Sarah!!!

  4. Wow, does this look great!

  5. Your lamps turned out so cute. Kudos to hubby for finding such a deal. I wouldn’t have thought to use the stencil and liquid chalk, will certainly try it.

  6. You always come up with the best ideas for repurposing your finds. This repurpose it one of my favorites.

  7. amberlyonferguson2017 says:

    I just love it all so much! Great ideas!

  8. How lucky you are to have Mr. Seasonsgood on YOUR side. My boyfriend does not SEE roadside stuff and most yard sales at all. I am still waiting for him to redrill holes in a teacup rack so I can replace the broken cup sticks! He does make nice noises about finished projects, though. I have taught him and my son the required response: “OOOOhhhhh, aaaaahhhhh.”

  9. acraftymix says:

    Perfectly spooky is right Sarah. Love how this sign turned out and that crow is just the best. Please take a picture when the little ones come trick or treating. I would love to see their faces when they see all the things you’ve put up

  10. This turned out so good, Sarah and the flying crow couldn’t be a more fitting embellishment! Your house must look amazing for Halloween.

  11. I LOVE your decoration for Halloween! You are creative and talented!

  12. Trish@BlowingAwayOutWest says:

    So jealous of your cool lamp post. What I great idea to highlight your cool find.

  13. Great look and love how you made this great looking vignette with used parts.

  14. You have such cute ideas! I’m hoping I can find a similar light post, because I really need to have one of these!

  15. You can’t beat free and this is so fun! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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