Sep 13, 2010

BOO sign

 So, these mod-podged wooden letters are all over the internet and on lots of craft blogs.  However, although they aren't a new idea, I love them and want to share mine.  If you haven't seen them before, here's also a quick write up on how to make your own.

What you will need:
- Wooden letters to spell out the word of choice
(I found mine at Walmart)
- Various scrapbook papers
- Modpodge
- Scissors
- Ribbon
- Embellishments (if desired)
- Paint and paint brush
- Sand paper (if desired)

Here's how:
- If desired, paint the edges of the wooden letters and let dry.  I painted mine black.
- Trace your wooden letter onto the back of your paper and then cut the traced shape out.
- Add an even coat of mod podge to the wooden letter and adhere paper into place. Let dry completely and resist the urge to pop or mush any bubbles should you get them on your paper.
- Once dry, add a top coat of mod podge over the paper.
- When the top coat is dry, you can sand the edges of each letter and add ribbon to hang the letters together.
- Embellish as desired.  I think these little Sizzix ghosts are a cute accent and go with the theme.

This is a really easy project that comes together rather quickly. You can do all sorts of words and for all sorts of occasions.  "BOO" was super easy though because all the letters had center openings which made it easy to loop them together with ribbon.


Sandy Ang said...

Oh, just so cute !

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of hanging the letters. I made BOO letters as well but couldn't figure out how to display them until I came across this post.

jmahoneyy said...

where did you get your little ghost embellishments? They are so adorable and I would love to find something similar!

Chrissy said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I found this photo via Pinterest and completed my own version using the word FALL! Check it out!

Ann Baer said...

This is going to be used as writing prompt this year in my classroom.

Ashleigh said...

where did you find your paper? I have been looking around and can't find anything this cute!

Judy said...

I just found this on Pinterest. This is so cute for a wall or front door!

Unknown said...

Can I say, how much I love this and I am almost done with mine, but, I cannot find any ghost like yours. It's so frustrating. I cannot draw to save my life. Anyways, great job!

Katie Brodzeller said...

I found my ghost at Jo Ann Fabrics in the discounted Halloween items. However, I can't figure out how you would hang this on a wall ?

Amy said...

Sarah, for mine, I just formed a loop and stapled it to the back of the "b". You could also just tie a piece of ribbon to the "B". Just loop it through the top opening and over the front. That should work too.

Pretty Shabby UK said...

Hi Amy, Hope you don't mind, but I loved this so much i have featured it on my blog.

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Natalie Parker said...

Where do you find the metal hook that you have on the top to hang it to the wall? Does it have a special name?

Anonymous said...

You can attach a picture hanger to the back of the top letter and hang on the wall like you would hang a framed piece.