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!

27 comments:

  1. Super cute!

    Did you use any sealer or just outdoor paint?

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    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!

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  2. I'm totally making one!!

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

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  4. That is wonderful Randi

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  5. That was me yr mom on that last comment

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

    Love Letters 7.10

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

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

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  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.

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  10. Looks amazing!!!!

    My Little Birds
    Http://vlittlebirds.blogspot.com

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

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

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  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
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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

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  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 :)

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

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  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.

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  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

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  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.

    voila!

    need help, just let me know.

    gail

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

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  21. What size boards did you use?

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  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. :)

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

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