Over the weekend, I changed out our oh-so-respectable house number plaque for one more befitting Halloween. This spooky outdoor idea is so easy. First, go to your Home Depot or hardware store. Instead of searching for the perfectly sized piece of wood, do what the DH did: head over the house number section and buy a house number plaque. They're already the right size, cut and sanded and ready to go. (Mine is 6" x17") (FYI: some of the numbers have been removed from this photo to comply with our family's internet safety rules...)
Decide what ghoulish color you'd like and paint away. (My plaque was unfinished pine, so it took 3 generous coats of acrylic paint to cover it. Find a spooky font you like from your computer (or download a free one at DaFont.com) enlarge it to 500 and print. My font here is called Nemo. After your paint has dried on the plaque, cut them out and place your numbers where you want them, and then mod-podge them to the plaque. Let everything dry and finish it off with a clear matte spray.
Oh yeah, much better for Halloween!