Have you seen the spooky door knockers that Dollar Tree is selling in their Halloween section this year?  They’re pretty nifty, even if they do look cheap and plastic-y.  Nicolette from Momnivore’s Dilemma grabbed one and came up with a simple solution to change the chintzy look of it – just give it a little spray paint!  With so many choices available in spray paint these days (the regular stuff, hammered metal finishes, antiqued finishes, stone finishes, and so on), there are dozens of possibilities for making your knocker look more realistic and making it blend perfectly into your existing decor.  This is just one of Nicolette’s easy, inexpensive Halloween decor ideas – make sure you stop by her blog for more inspiration!  [how to make a painted skull door knocker]

Project estimate:

  • Spooky door knocker, $1
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  $1 and up