Remember my wood stash I showed you here? Well the Mr. cut a few blocks for me and I went to town making a cute and easy Halloween decoration. Would you like to see?
-festive scrapbook paper
-festive embellishments (brads, rhinestones, stickers, buttons, etc.)
-hot glue and gun
-E3600 glue (or something similar)
1. Cut wood so that you have 3 blocks. Sand edges.
2. Spray paint blocks (I used white) and let dry. I did about 3 coats of paint.
3. Trace your blocks on your festive Halloween paper and cut them out. I used 3 different papers…1 per block.
4. Use Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the blocks.Remember to let each coat dry before re-applying to prevent bubbling.
5. Cut out the word BOO from your 4th piece of paper. I picked something dark (black with spiderwebs) to make the letters stand out against the background paper. I also used my Silhouette to cut my letters out, but you can free hand it or use your Cricut.
6. Adhere letters to the blocks using Mod Podge. Make sure you put a coat of Mod Podge over the surfaces of the paper also…like a “top coat.”
7. After the Mod Podge has dried, you can embellish your blocks using ribbon, tulle, rhinestones, buttons, brads, flowers, etc. I recommend using your heavy-duty glue (E3600 is what I used) to adhere your embellishments.
8. After my embellishments were dry and secure, I painted the letters with clear glitter paint to “bling” up my BOO blocks a bit.
9. After your glitter paint dries you are DONE!! Put them up for all to see :)
So there you have it friends….an easy, inexpensive, handmade Halloween decoration. What do you think? Are you excited for Halloween?? I’m getting ready to start making L’s Halloween costume and I can’t tell you how excited I am :)