How to Create a Halloween Sign

We really enjoy learning about the environment around us and one way we do this is via seasonal makes. Of course we also like to keep costs down and one way of doing this is by creating things ourselves. 
How to Create a Halloween Sign

With Halloween at the end of this month my focus fell on how I could decorate for this time of year. We have the odd piece left over from last year but I also wanted to add some bits. My first piece being a lovely plaque with a saying I was amused by on the internet.

To Create Your Own Halloween Sign You Will Need:

How to Create a Halloween Sign

  • A hanging plaque
  • Water
  • Paint (make sure it adheres to wood) 
  • Paintbrush
  • Hair Dryer
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Chalk
  • Fine black pen (optional)

Now for the Fun Part


How to Create a Halloween Sign


I bought a cheap wooden plaque from a well known pound shop and removed the sticker on the front using a little water. Then made sure that it was completely dry before covering the plaque in white paint. Again I let this dry but quickened up the process with a hair dryer. I repeated the process until I was completely happy with the way the product looked. I had seen a saying that I particularly liked and found an image online with it on. I printed it out and applied chalk to the back of the print out. If you are writing on a white plaque I recommend using a different coloured chalk such as red so that it shows up on the plaque when you go over the writing with a pencil. Once you are happy that the image has appeared in it's entirety fill in the message using a fine paint brush in black. You may need a steady hand for this. The inner perfectionist in me appeared about now and I'm not sure that the spider and bats came out perfectly well. I wonder if using a particular type of pen would have been better for finer detail. 

Are you considering crafting for Halloween?

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Comments

  1. What a great idea. This looks fab x #MMBC

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  2. Yes I do a little crafting but I haven't tried a sign yet. Cute. #MMBC

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  3. I wish I was crafty! #keepitreal
    Tracy www.viewfromthebeachchair.com

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  4. We love decorating and crafting for Halloween. Your sign looks really good. Oh there is a perfectionist in us all that chooses just the moment to rear its head. #MMBC

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  5. I loved reading about how you made this as I honestly wouldn't have a clue about how to do this. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub x

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  6. Oh Halloween is one of our best times for crafting! Not quite decided what we are going to make yet though. Love your Halloween sign, very creative.

    Thanks ever so much for sharing with #MMBC. x

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  7. The sign looks fab, and thank you for the tip about using chalk - I have never thought of that and its much quicker than tracing paper! #KidsandKreativity

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  8. Hi Helena, you must have a very steady hand! Mine would end up looking like a three year old had had a go, whilst throwing a paddy. The tip about the chalk is a good one too and not one I would have thought of.... Halloween isn't a big thing here, so it's nothing we've ever celebrated, but I hope you have plenty of fun with your girls.

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal.

    xx

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  9. Great handiwork, like the lady above not sure that mine would come out as well! But I may think about doing this with my little one at some point #MMBC

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  10. What a great idea! thanks for the tips
    thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

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  11. I have discovered a love of all things art lately, your sign looks great, you could sell those! Thank you so much for being part of the #ABloggingGoodTime Link Up

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