10/9/11

Trick or Treat {made by me}

{Made By Me Monday}
Trick or Treat Sign
for under $2.00
This is a super simple project that costs hardly any money at all. It actually didn't cost me a thing because I already had everything at home.
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
foam board
spray paint
scrapbook paper
modpodge
glue dots
vinyl lettering
sandpaper
ribbon
(I bought this Halloween scrapbook pack at Joanne's for half off. I have used it for multiple projects and STILL have tons of paper left!)
I bought foam board at the dollar store and had some leftover from another project I had been working on. I cut my boards down to 12X12 sheets using a razor blade. I decided that I wanted the back to look good too, and I already had the black spray paint. But if you don't have paint, don't worry- no one will see the back anyway! This is what happens when you hold the piece you are spraying. I wanted to make sure the edges got done...
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While your foam boards are drying, create your "scrapbook pages". I just started layering and layering papers and grabbed items from around my house that might be cute on it, like this paper clip! The cute little cutouts are from the Halloween scrapbook pack.
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Once you have all of your scrapbook pages laid out the way you want them, start gluing them down.
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After I glued my scrapbook paper down, I measured and cut out my vinyl lettering.
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Put your lettering on and then mod podge your page to each piece of foam board.
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I wanted to polka dot my T. Want to know a trick? Hole punch out your vinyl to make for the perfect sized polka dots!
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I wanted to rough up the edges a little.
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Instead of using a drill to make my holes, I just used a paint brush. That's the JOY of doing this project using foam board instead of wood! :)
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Tie on tons of ribbon and make a ribbon hanger for the top.
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That's it! Easy Peasy!!
TOTAL TIME SPENT: 1 hour
TOTAL MONEY SPENT: none
The first question my husband asked me after he saw this was
"who's RICK?"
hahaha!!!
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17 comments:

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Super cute. So great to use things on hand too.

LeeAnn said...

How cute! I wish I was this creative!

~Claire~ said...

love it! love it even more because it's free :P I'm going to have to paw through my stash and see what me and the Small Child can do :)

Karen said...

It is adorable! I love that each square is like a scrapbook page! CUTE!!

Maggie said...

once halloween is over you can repurpose this into your album with halloween pics.
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Janet said...

I love this, it's so fun and so well done. Great idea to use foam board!

Rachel W K said...

it looks amazing, what a great decoration!! I really need to grab some vinyl, my craft stores never have it! ugh! thanks for the polka dot tip :)

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Shay said...

LOVE IT!! Super cute!

PitterAndGlink said...

I love this! The paper choice, lettering, and layering just take it to the next level!

Ruth said...

This is a great sign. I could do this with things I already have. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth

One Tough Mother said...

I love this! So cute and creative and LOVE that it's cheap! :)
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megan said...

I LOVE this!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Emmy said...

That is so cute!! I love it very awesome job

Lolly Jane said...

bah ha hah!!-that made me laugh! "who's rick?" secret lover ;)

so cute! cuter in person too! xo

Sandy Ang said...

How wonderful ! Just love it

HouseMama said...

Fantastic! What a great thrifty idea that looks like it would cost so much more.

BrendaB said...

This is so cute!