Glow in the Dark Halloween Canvas

Um. Hi. October….WHERE did you come from?!

Halloween is officially right around the corner and little man is so excited and quite frankly so am I! I love dressing Mason up for Halloween he looks absolutely adorable in his costume and I also love trick or treating with him! Last year was fun so I can only imagine this year will be even better.

This is the first year that I’ve wanted to do some decorating. When it comes to Halloween Decorations most of  it isn’t my style. I prefer things that are a little more simple and while I want it to be noticeable that it’s Halloween decor I don’t want it to always scream Halloween.

So this year I decided to make something to hang on our front door. It uses Halloween colors so during the day it definitely says “Halloween is here” but at night it screams it with Glow in the Dark Mod Podge applied to the initial.

This craft is very simple and can be done in a half a day. The drying of the paint takes the longest and even that is long.

You’ll Need: 

Glow in the Dark Mod Podge

Plaid Black Paint

Paint Brushes

Wooden Initial


Halloween Ribbon

Hot Glue Gun

How to:

First start by painting an 11×14 canvas black. This will take two coats and it doesn’t take long at all I used Plaid Apple Barrel Black Paint

While the paint is drying paint your initial purple

This will take 2-3 coats.

Once your initial is completely dry after 2-3 coats apply 4-5 coats of Glow in the Dark Mod Podge. Feel free to layer it on thick 🙂

Adhere the initial to the canvas using a hot glue gun, flip it over and put something heavy (in this case books) on top to help it adhere.

Once it has dried cut the ribbon to how long you would like to hang it, leave extra ribbon to make a bow. Adhere to the back of the canvas with a hot glue gun like so:

Let dry completely before hanging.

When you turn off the lights it glows in the dark! I can’t seem to get a good picture of it but will keep trying because the glow in the dark really makes this extra Halloween like!

I love the way it turned out and it was so simple to make. I love that it glows in the dark at night thanks to Mod Podge, it gives it just the right amount of Halloween flair.

Check out these other cool Halloween crafts made with Mod Podge


For more fun crafts check out Plaid on their social media! So many fun things to do!

 Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with (client’s name) and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
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