Monday, September 17, 2012

Halloween Boo Sign

Yes, I craft sometimes too. Don't look so shocked!

It's not really anything I do every weekend, I don't have a craft room, and definitely don't expect me to pull out my bedazzler! I do love, however, browsing Michael's for hours and I most certainly love making my own holiday decorations.

I'm sure you have all seen these signs (or something similar) floating around the internets so I couldn't help but share my own. The best part is that you can make them any way you like by picking whatever letters and paper you fancy. Thus making this a multi-holiday craft!

And, it whips up in less than an hour. If I can do it with two toddlers pulling at everything, so can you!!!

You Will Need:

  1. Wooden letters
  2. Scrapbook paper
  3. Mod Podge
  4. Ribbon
  5. Any extras you like 

I found everything at Michaels, the letters run about $2 a piece depending on the size you get. I ended up getting a whole pack of 4" by 6" scrapbook paper because our Michaels had an awful selection of Halloween themed paper in the individual sheets, the entire book was only $3.99.

Start by tracing the the letters (back side facing up) onto the back of your scrapbook paper.
Cut out the letters using scissors, I also used a pairing knife for the centers, just make sure you have your paper on a flat/hard surface.
Coat the front side of the wooden letters with a layer of Mod Podge and stick the paper to it. Smooth lightly as you go but do not worry about air bubbles. Let dry completely.
Once dry, brush a top coat over the letters and let this dry. The Mod Podge creates a nice finish on the letters.

Tie the letters with pieces of ribbon (I did wish I had purchased a solid black ribbon) and then Mod Podge on your accessories.
I ended up not using the Happy Halloween accessory so I am saving it for another project.
This whole project ended up costing around $12, but this also left me with extra paper, ribbon the Happy Halloween sign.

Have fun everyone!! Life is too short not to be creative!


  1. Soo Cute! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  2. So cool! I saw some wooden letter signs at Home Goods this weekend but they didn't have what I wanted... Now I can make it exactly how I want it!

  3. So cool - I'm not too crafty but this looks easy :) I would love for you to share this post and any other Fall related post you have, at this week's It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. Hope to see you there!

  4. Cute quick and easy, just the way I like 'em!

  5. Discovered your blog the other day . . . . LOVE IT!!! Have spent a LOT of time pouring over your recipes. SO SO SO MANY I cannot wait to try. Thank you!!!

  6. Saw this on Frugal Girls, super cute!!

  7. This is so cute! Would love for you to link up to the Pomp Party!

  8. Easy and simple. Looks great!! I would love to have you come share some of you great ideas over at the link party on 'Or so she says...', happening right now. Hope to see you there!

  9. That is adorable! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

  10. Veronica,
    This turned out super cute! You should definitely craft more :) Michael's here I come! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.