Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trick or Treat Sign


Simple, orange stained Halloween Sign
and transfer method...



I began by printing out "trick or treat?" in the 
most Halloween-like font I could find...


I used carbon paper to trace the letters onto the board...


Using a table saw I cut 2 signs out of the wood...



I used my sample of Martha Stewart 
Persimmon Red paint... Love the color!


 adding a little water gives the wood an 
orange stain effect...


I let the signs dry and used a paint stick to 
paint in the letters...


I sanded the signs really well, added some rustys and a chain to the top for hanging.




 I tried my new Halloween sign in several places around my house to see which one I liked best...





Good thing I made two! 


14 comments:

  1. I love that sign! Looks good and spooky! :D

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  2. I love your sign. Think I would put it on the front door with that colorful wreath.
    Good job!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  3. I really like the sign and your tutorial was easy to follow. I've pinned this one!

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  4. Love it! I like it on the wreath best!

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  5. I Love how your signs turned out!
    I like it with the wreath!

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  6. The sign is adorable! I like in on the wreath! It's so creative of you!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday and help to make the party a success!

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  7. I would love it if you would link this to my link party, and any others you may have. Thanks, It just started :)
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-got-weekly-linky-party.html

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  8. Susan - Great job! The sign looks really cute everywhere but I think it's perfect against the brick wall on the porch with the creepy, crawly spider lurking nearby!

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  9. I thought your sign was so cute. Thank you for taking the time to share with a lovely blog-make.
    I also smiled when I saw your mantle with the empty frame as display. I love that look - so simple - so chic.
    Lella xx

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  10. I love this so much! Too cute! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

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  11. Cute sign. I have not heard of "paint sticks" before.
    Are they like felt tip markers??

    blessings
    barbarajean

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  12. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)

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