With Halloween around the corner, I wanted a sign to hang up in my entrance way for the occasion. I didn't really want to pay $30 + dollars, so I decided to make my own. I looked at some of the items I had and then went to Dollarama. Here is what I came up with:
2 pieces of wood-- it has to be double sided, so I will make two signs and join them.
Happy Halloween sign
Paint and Crackle
Fabric (Looks something like burlap)
I began by painting the wooden signs white and after it dried I added crackle. When that dried, I painted the signs black. I didn't paint the centers since they will be covered later.
Then I took the Mod Podge and covered the front of the signs. I put the fabric on the centers of the signs ensuring that the Mod Podge would act as a glue. I added more Mod Podge to the top of the fabric and placed the Happy Halloween sign and the the leaves on top. Again, I applied more Mod Podge to the top of the arrangement. This is what I had:
To add a touch of Halloween, I put a sticker of a ghost on one sign and a skeleton on the other. I waited for it to dry and put some jute around the perimeter of one of the signs. I left the other plain.
I drilled two small holes in one of the signs ( to prevent the sign from splitting) and attached it to the other with two small screws.
Then I hung it in its place. It cost a maximum of $5.00
View from the kitchen.
View from the other side. Now I just need to put a little bit of black paint on those silver screws.