Thursday, October 4, 2012

BOO! Another easy Halloween decoration craft

We have been busy making Halloween decorations over here.  I have no idea what has come over me but we have the cutest, cheapest, and easiest decorations now :). 
This one I actually did see a variation of on Pinterest.  But with most things Pinterest, I took inspiration from the picture and didn't actually read the instructions.  If you haven't guessed by now, I'm a very visual person with somewhat of a photographic memory.  So I see it, remember it, do it. The point of all that explanation is, I have no idea what pin I got this idea from, so if it's yours let me know so I can give credit where it's due.
Anywho, I wanted some more inside decorations for Halloween to make us feel all festive and since the crafty bug already bit me I decided to go with it. I got 3 paper mache letters, B-O-O, from Jo-Ann's, they were on sale for $2 a piece.  I also bought some black acrylic paint, I have a few things in mind I want to do with that besides this project, so it was a good buy, and use a coupon when you can!  I happened to notice in Target they had packs of themed scrapbook paper for $1 each, so I snagged a couple of Halloween ones, at the time having no idea what I would do with them, but I knew I would do *something* with them :).
Paint your letters with the black paint, completely, even in the insides, and tops/bottoms.  Let the paint dry.
Trace the outline of the letters on the scrapbook paper like so:
  
I did both sides of the letters with scrapbook paper, because you can see both sides of the letters where I display them, your craft, your call.  Cut out the letters from the scrapbook paper, glue them on with Mod Podge.  Let the glue dry.  
Now Mod Podge (yes I'm verbing that bad boy) over the paper and coat the whole letter (do this in parts so the glue doesn't stick to whatever you put it on to dry).  Repeat said coating, so you have 2 coats.  
Marvel at your crafty-ness.  Display with some stuff you find in your box of Halloween decorations like so:

2 comments:

  1. So cute! I love wooden letters! I used them to make a wedding gift out of the couples invitation! Great job:) Super cute!
    Loressa
    lifescuriouswisdom.com

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