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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Sign Made With A Window Cling

We were at the local Dollar General the other day (we love us some Dollar stores) and we were browsing the Halloween isle. The hubster came across some Window Clings and said, "Why don't you put these on a sign?!"

Thinking that was such a cute idea... I happily obliged!

Today, I made this cutie of a sign with a few supplies I had on hand... a buck worth of squishy spiders and one window cling. The window clings were only a buck, too!

Halloween Wood Sign

I knew that I was going to be sanding the edges to make it look a bit worn. Using green and orange paint, I painted a few areas where I wanted the colors to come through after sanding.

It looks kind of yucky, but don't worry!

Next, I painted the entire sign yellow.

Once the sign was completely dry, I...

~ Sanded the edges
~ Used spray adhesive to attatch the window cling
~ Covered the entire surface in Mod Podge
~ Made a bow and glued it on using E6000
~ Last but not least... glued my squishy spiders on (also using E6000)

So, whatcha think?

Handmade Halloween Sign

Handmade Halloween Plaque

It was pretty quick and easy to make. The longest time was spent waiting on the paint and Mod Podge to dry. No worries! You can just grab a drink and a snack or take a nap until it's done. :)
This project shared at:
Motivational Monday @ Three Mango Seeds
Tuesday Confessional @ Confessions of a Stay At Home Mommy
Take-A-Look Tuesday @ Sugar Bee Crafts
Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings
Tip Me Tuesday @ Tip Junkie
Get Your Craft On Tuesday @ Today's Creative Blog
Monday Link Party @ My Junk Drawer
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just a Housewife
Good Life Wednesdays @ A Beach Cottage
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Hoo's Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
What I Made Wednesday @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
Whip It Up Wednesday @ Nap Time Is My Time
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Show Off Your Stuff Party @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Hookin Up With HOH @ House of Hepworths
Catch As Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Anything Goes @ Bacon Time With The Hungry Hypo
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now
Fabulous Fall Link Party @ Not So Simple Housewife
Things I've Done Thursday @ bear rabbit bear
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
Saturday Is Crafty Day @ along for the ride
A Vision To Remember by I Am Only 1 Woman


Rachael said...

Awesome Job! Great idea to use the window cling. At first I thought you painted it.

Gabby said...

That's like one of the best ideas I've ever heard! Instant and affordable art. I love how you sanded it down to let those colors show through as well! Thanks for sharing!

The...Late, Young Family

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

These are wonderful! Found you via Shabby Nest. Would love for you to link up to my weekly Things I've Done Thursday party that runs until noon EST on Saturday. We also have a custom blog button giveaway going on right now!!


Kaitlin Saenz said...

How fun! I'm hosting a Fabulous Fall party over at Not So Simple Housewife and I'd love for you to link this up! We are celebrating Fall and giving me and everybody else some great inspiration. We are looking for crafts, decor, food, and more! I'd love for you to add this and any other fall posts you may have!

Kaitlin-The Not So SImple Housewife

Michelle said...

That is so cute! I'm not a crafty person, but all these cute crafts make me want to give it a try. I have to ask, what is mod podge?

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now following

gail said...

Your sign looks great! Happy Halloween!

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