Sunday, August 4, 2013

Halloween sign from scrap wood!

 
Every time I look at the sign I can literally hear the voice of the Wicked Witch...
and I LOVE it!

 
To make this adorable sign, I cut a scrap piece of 1 x 4 into three equal pieces.  They each ended up being about 14" long. 
 
I then used another thin scrap of wood and attached it to all three boards across the back - like this:

 
I tried using small nails at first, but they were too short, so I used some wood screws to attach my back piece.
 
I didn't want to paint the wood...but I didn't want to stain it either.  I wanted it to look somewhat rustic.  I chose to paint it with a Valspar glaze (Mocha) that I have on hand, and then wiped it dry.
 
 
 I love the finish. 
 
Finally, I pulled out my Silhouette Portrait and once I found this cute witch, I heard that voice and just knew what the sign had to say!
 
I cut it onto black contact paper and used clear contact paper to transfer to the wood.  Finally, to finish it off, I sprayed it with a clear acrylic spray.
 
 
 
What do you think? 
Are you doing anything to get ready for Halloween?
 
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9 comments:

  1. I love it! You're making me want Halloween to be here! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-my-new-rug.html

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  2. Oh this is so cute, what a creative idea. Love your witch too. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Aah! I love this one! I hear the voice, too. ;) Definitely pinning!

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  4. This is so cute. It is now pinned to my boards!

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  5. I hate to admit it, but I hated that movie! I LOVE your sign though, even though I can hear the witch. LOL! I do really like the way the glaze came out.

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    1. Oh no.... Well, I have to admit the movie scared me half to death as a kid!!! Thanks for stopping by....

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