Poofy Cheeks: Halloween Shelf Sitters

October 3, 2011

Halloween Shelf Sitters

I love the rustic distressed looking Halloween signs I have seen – but NOT the prices! I knew I could make my own for less than half the price. So I did!

Halloween Wooden Shelf Sitters - Tutorial

Here is what you need:

  • (1) 2x4 – cut into 12 inch pieces
  • Orange spray paint
  • Stain
  • Ball point pen
  • Black paint marker – Fine Tip
  • Printed Words
  • Sand paper

Halloween Wooden Shelf Sitters - Tutorial

Halloween Wooden Shelf Sitters - Tutorial

Spray paint the boards and let them dry.

Halloween Wooden Shelf Sitters - Tutorial

When the paint is dry use sand paper to distress your boards and then apply stain to add to the distressed look.

Halloween Wooden Signs - Tutorial

Print out the words/lettering you want onto a piece of paper in landscape. I used Microsoft Word – no need to have some crazy program for this.

Halloween Wooden Signs - Tutorial

Put the paper over the board and use a ball point pen to trace over the letters. Remove and you will see a light indentation from the pen.

Halloween Wooden Signs - Tutorial

Now use a paint marker to trace over the indentations and fill in the letters.

Halloween Wooden Signs - Tutorial

Halloween Wooden Signs - Tutorial

Ta-Da! These boards are perfect and this technique can be used for so many different types of signs. While writing this post I was thinking how I want to make a longer sign for my craft room area that says ‘Sorry about the mess but I craft here’!

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Enjoy,

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