Learn how to take colored googly eyes and use them to make a cute and unique Boo Sign that perfectly works with any spooky decor you already have!
We are a Halloween-loving family, and I have a blast spending time each year making new Halloween crafts and decor.
But those are cute decorations. If we’re talking about spooky Halloween-themed items, you can forget about vampires and goblins. There isn’t any Halloween decor that’s spookier than eyeball-related decorations!
How To Make This Boo Sign For Halloween
I love the use of the eyes and what they add to this project. Their colors add a fun and cute element that you can’t get with simple black-and-white googly eyes.
- Boo Word Art Base
- Black Chalky Paint
- Metallic Googly Eyes (I used about 6 packages)
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
- Paint Brush
Boo Sign Instructions
Make this boo sign for Halloween with just a few simple steps. Follow along as I guide you through each one.
Step 1: Paint Your Sign
Start by giving your boo sign a few coats of black chalky finish paint to give it a good base color. It will take one to two coats to get adequate coverage.
Be sure to let everything dry completely before continuing.
Step 2: Sort Eyes Into Colors
While you wait for the paint to dry, you can sort your googly eyes into colors. I did put blue and aqua into one pile as well as pink and purple.
Step 3: Attach The Eyes
Once the paint has dried, start using your hot glue gun to add the eyes to the sign. I used the amount I had of each color to determine where on the sign they would go. For instance, I had more blue/aqua eyes, so I put that color on the “B”.
Step 4: Remove Strings Of Glue
Continue adding eyes until the entire surface of your sign is covered. I also had a TON of glue strings.
NOTE: Pull as many of the glue strings off with your hands as possible, then use a hair dryer to melt the rest. CAUTION: The hair dryer will also melt the googly eyes if left in one place too long. Eeek!
Once those glue strings are gone, your boo sign is ready to display anywhere inside your home!
If you have questions about making this DIY boo sign, I have answers! If you don’t see your question already answered below, please leave it for me in the comments.
Will the eyes come off?
I love using hot glue for projects like this one because it creates a strong, secure bond that dries quickly. With typical use and storage, your googly eyes should stay attached for many years. However, the strength of your glue can wear down over time or with rough use or poor storage.
If you notice any googly eyes popping off over the years, just take a little more and attach it back to your sign!
What are some ideas for ways to customize this craft?
There are many ways you can take this boo sign idea and make it uniquely your own! Here are a few:
- Use all black-and-white googly eyes
- Paint your sign orange instead of black
- Use a different sign shape
- Paint eyes instead of gluing them on
- And more!
How should I store my finished boo sign?
To help ensure that your sign looks like new for as long as possible, I recommend wrapping it up in tissue paper, newspaper, or bubble wrap before storing it until next Halloween. This will prevent other items from bumping the googly eyes and knocking them off the sign.
Get ready for Halloween this year by making your boo sign. It will add the perfect final touch to your Halloween decor!
More Halloween Decor And Crafting Inspiration
If you love this boo sign project and want more ideas, check out the links below.
- Old Lady Halloween Costume
- DIY Halloween Spider Decoration
- Halloween Snack Mix
- DIY Beware Bat Sign
- Reversible Scarecrow and Snowman Sign
- Easy Spiderweb Wreath
- Paint the boo sign with a few coats of the black chalky finish paint. You will probably need one or two coats to get good coverage.Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- Sort your googly eyes into colors while you wait for the paint to dry.
- Decide which color eyes to glue onto each letter. Use hot glue to attach each eye. Make sure to vary sizes!
- Pull off glue strings to give your sign a finished look.