Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 2: Halloween sign

During some of my late night internet ADD (start looking for a recipe and then an hour later, I have pinned 400 other things and have 45 tabs open), I stumbled upon Kaysi from Keeping It Simple.  I really liked her creation and remember seeing something similar with just pumpkins.  I still want to do the pumpkins too, but in the mean time, I did this one.  

Lucy and I painted the wood and Matt screwed it all together for me.  I am pretty proud of this.  It's one of my favorite projects that I have ever done.  And I mean look, it is pretty awesome!

Start of the day.  Almost all the wood I used came from our scrap piles in the garage. The two larger pieces I got from the scrap pile at Home Depot for $.50 each.

Our supervisor

Lucy helping Matt screwing the wood together.
I used some old corks that I saved for the stems. I just painted them green, and attached a pipe cleaner to each of them. 

Hand painted faces

Hand painted.  Lucy still thinks he needs a bow tie like the original. 

Final project. The "Happy Halloween" was cut out with my cricut and then mod podged on to the front.

Final price for this project:
Wood: $1
Paint: four sample cans from Home Depot $12
Corks: free (already owned)
Pipe cleaners:  free (already owned)
Screws: free (already owned)

And lucky for me, I have a bunch of paint left over, so I have so many more projects that I get to do!


  1. Super cute!

    Did you use any sealer or just outdoor paint?

    1. I actually only used the sample paints they sell in the paint department.

      I didn't even think about a sealer, but I probably should add a coat seeing as it is Seattle and all and will probably get wet eventually.

      Thanks for asking!

  2. I'm totally making one!!

  3. Very cute, great job! But I agree with Lucy, the ghost needs a bow tie.

  4. That is wonderful Randi

  5. That was me yr mom on that last comment

  6. This is probably the cutest thing I have ever seen! Brilliant!

    Love Letters 7.10

  7. You are ridiculous. And by ridiculous I mean ridiculously amazing. I am so impressed right now I cannot even see straight.

  8. PS- Can you please please PLEASE put a "Pin This" link on your blog so I can pin your stuff???

  9. I don't know how to get a pin it button. It's on my list of things to do! Maybe I'll enlist Matt's help for code writing.

  10. Looks amazing!!!!

    My Little Birds

  11. Love these! I have all the stuff to make them too! Found you via Get your Craft on linky party!

  12. Really cute project, love the pictures, and I can totally relate to your internet ADD (so funny!)

  13. They look super cool!! And great fun to make too by the look of it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  14. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! This is way awesome!!!!

  15. I like your sign better than the one that inspired you!! Super Cute I think I will make something similar for the Monster bathroom upstairs :)

  16. Looks like so much fun making these sign!!!
    it's one of my favourite projects from last week Crafty Tueasday link up :)

  17. Oh my goodness is so darn cute! And it looks like you had great help. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

  18. So super cute! Thank you for linkin up to my Sunday FUNday party! I'll be featuring this on my networks! Feel free to grab a button and get your brag on :) Hope to see you over at my casa again :) XXOXOXO

  19. Love your happy halloween sign! how fun to get the kiddos involved.

    pin it button? go to pinterest, help, goodies, then scroll down. You'll see a place to put the url in for the post, and a url in for the picture...you write a description.
    copy and paste that code into your post (html) not compose.


    need help, just let me know.


  20. These are great!! I love your faces! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  21. What size boards did you use?

  22. Anon, I will have to measure it when we pull it down this fall since we have it packed right now. But really, I didn't have anything measured particularly. I just used a bunch of scraps we had. :)

  23. What an adorable project! Yall did a fine job! :)


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