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I love coming up with new ideas to decorate my home for Halloween. Usually I spend a lot of time decorating the outside, but this year I’ve been working on DIY inside decorations. I made this fun Letter Art for the ledge between my kitchen and living room using Skittles from Sam’s Club.
We don’t have a fireplace with a mantle, so this ledge is where I usually decorate for things I’d usually put on a mantel. It’s where we hang the Christmas stockings, and it’s where I like to decorate for Halloween, too.
I had bought these paper mache letters to spell out BOO for a Halloween project. Then, I decided it would be fun to make the project out of candy! So, I opened all the packs of Skittles and sorted out the purple, green, and orange candies – which was a total bummer because those are my favorite flavors! 😉
I had a 2-ft black picture ledge that I had never hung on the wall. I thought it would work great with the letters so they wouldn’t fall over after I covered them in candy. You’d be surprised how heavy they get when covered in Skittles. Then, I purchased some little decorations from the dollar store – black birds and the glitter skull – to complete the decoration. I just love it!
Are you ready to make this fun decoration? Here is an easy picture tutorial. Scroll down and you’ll find the supplies and instructions.
Boo! Halloween Letter Art Tutorial
- Paper Mache letters to spell out BOO.
- Black acrylic paint and brush
- Skittles candies sorted into purple, green, and orange
- Hot glue gun
- 2-ft picture frame ledge in black
- dollar store Halloween decorations
- Paint the letters black and allow to dry overnight.
- Sort the Skittles into green, orange, and purple (Halloween colors!).
- Begin hot gluing the Skittles in random colors all over the letters.
- After letters are covered, hot glue each letter to the picture ledge on the bottom and at the back. Allow to dry.
- Next, attach fun dollar-store decorations like blackbirds or glitter skulls, pumpkins, etc.
- Then, add your display to the Halloween decorations on your mantle, nook, or ledge in your house!
Let me know if you make this. I can’t wait to see it! What other Halloween decorations do you like to DIY?
This is so cute.. but not sure I would be able to get the skittles on the letters. Pinning.
What a cute project! It would be a challenge to stop the kids from eating the skittles. LOL
This is so beyond adorable!
LOVE! Did you get your crows from the dollar store or Hobby Lobby? I am going to make this for my daughter’s dorm room, she’ll love it! I don’t have a black shelf but I’ll just paint a piece of wood. How many bags of skittles did it take?? Thanks. Pinning/Stumbling!
I used probably 16 regular size bags, but if you get that ginormous bag I bet you could do it from just one bag. Crows came from Dollsr Tree. Letters came from Hobby Lobby. I suggest don’t wait because the letter O is popular lol. I had to go to 3 stores.
Oh that is such a cool idea! I LOVE it. This is one I may have to actually break down and make 🙂
Oh this is soooooo fun!!!! I think my kids would get a kick out of this!!!!
That had to be a lot of work, but it is well worth it, your sign is awesome!!!
What fun!! Totally pinning!!
This is too cute, Stephanie. Stumbling so more people can see it.
This is so cute! I would have never thought to cover the letters with candy!
Love This!! My boys and I will have to make this.
This is super cute! I love the addition of the crows and rat!
Hi, is it still edible? LOL I love the idea. It looks great.
This is so cute…I absolutely LOVE the colors from the skittles!
So creative and fun! The is a fabulous idea for a kid’s craft or party, so clever!
What a fun idea! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I love Skittles + Starburst. The only problem with this letter art is I would want to eat all the candy before I finished making it! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 #client
This looks like a lot of delicious fun! We always buy our Halloween candy at Sam’s Club!
This is so cute and it looks so easy! I’m so behind on the Halloween decorations I have to go search for our decorations this weekend.
How cute! I love colorful fall decorations and think it’s very cool that you still decorate like you would IF you had a mantle. The ledge is perfect.
Ooh that is so awesome! I love the skittles idea – though I wonder if that will attract birds and other animals if you set it out on the porch. Or humans in the house trying to pry off the snack? LOL
I really love it. It’s so colorful. Although I don’t know if I’d get it made before I’d eat all of the skittles.
How fun! My kids would love this!
I would love for you to share this post at my Show Me Saturday party! We go live each Saturday at 7:00 am EST. My readers would love this!
So cute! I love this idea.
How sweet! I have fallen in love with it!!! I’m an avid DIYer and always try to be busy with some new projects. Was searching for a unique idea to start. The Halloween BOO sign made me stop and crazy to make it asap! In a hurry to start. Wish me good luck,