Do you remember when I took scrap pieces of wood and used up my left over paint? Well, I did it again with a Halloween twist. How to make a small sign for Halloween is an easy project to do to add a little bit of spooky to your décor.
I decided to do it for Halloween because believe it or not the other signs sold so well. It was a little something handcrafted that was very inexpensive.
Once again I saved scrap pieces of pallet wood. If you don’t have any scrap pieces of wood I think Home Depot or Lowes will cut a board in random sizes. I had left over cream Old Fashioned Milk Paint from the curbside project that was a reindeer. I used it on several pieces of wood that were various sizes. Another piece of wood is sprayed with the bronze color spray paint. I was using it to prop up the candle holder for the Thrift Store Upcycle Décor Challenge when I sprayed it. Nothing goes to waste around here, does it?
I pulled out the holiday stencils and a couple lettered stencils to create the design. This is the fun part because you can start playing around. I kept it very simple.
On the one piece of wood that was used when I spray painted, I stenciled BOO on it in orange, yes left over paint from the autumn sign. I had a very small scrap painted in cream OFMP and used a smaller font. Using the smaller font stencil, I traced around the letters to spell BOO and painted it in the orange paint.
For the other 2 signs, I stenciled a black cat on one and an orange pumpkin on the other piece of wood. Then I used the small font stencil and stenciled Happy Day over the pumpkin for Happy Pumpkin Day. On the black cat, I used the small font stencil and traced “BOO” on the wood. I used the orange paint. You may need to paint a couple of coats for good coverage.
Once the paint dried, they got sanded a little bit to distress them. Of course, after that, I waxed with the clear wax and went back over it with the dark wax.
The signs can be displayed on small easels or as a standalone piece. It makes a cute little gift. I will be making more since they do sell. Plus they look so cute, don’t you think so? Will you be giving it a try?
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