This week’s challenge on the CSI Project is “My Painted Halloween.” Come link up your painted Halloween decor. It does not have to be a spray paint project, it can be any painted Halloween project.
Here is “My Painted Halloween” project.Using a table saw I cut some random wood I had in my garage down to 10" x 6” pieces.
The edges seemed a bit sharp so I sanded them down with 100 grit sandpaper and my Ryobi electric sander. Then I wiped all the dust off.
After that I spray primed and painted it. I used spray paint in Pumpkin Orange by Krylon. Then I used my Silhouette machine to design the vinyl for the sign. I decided “Farrant’s Haunted House” was perfect to spook out our front door.
I cut out the black vinyl first and applied it.Then I used yellow vinyl for the windows and moon. I downloaded my font from dafont.com. It is called Alice in Wonderland.
Then I screwed small screws in place on the sides and wrapped some wire around it as a hangar.
Then I decided it needed something else. I had these small little chalkboard signs that I have had for eons. I applied some yellow vinyl saying “open and closed” on them and then hot glued them together back-to-back with a ribbon sandwiched between them. I screwed an eye hook in the bottom of the sign so I could hang the little open and closed sign. I grabbed some furniture pad protectors (I had leftover ones from when I put some on my kitchen table to protect my new laminate floors) so it wouldn’t bang against the door.
Isaac (my 4 year old) loves it and remembers to switch the sign to “closed” when we leave the house. Halloween is such a frightfully fun holiday for children!
If you have a Silhouette machine and would like the file email me at email@example.com and I will send it your way.
Click here to see another spooky sign I made for Isaac’s bedroom door. Here’s a sneak peek.
That is so cool! I love this idea – I guess I better get to work. jen
I love it! Halloween it soooooo great!
Very cute! I love the open and closed sign, I need one of those for my kitchen. 🙂
Super cute!!! That font is just perfect, Beckie. 🙂
Very cute! I love your signs!
I grow more jealous of this machine with each post in which you show off what it can do! 🙂 Such a cute project!
Love how it turned out! I was planning on linking a project today but I had a slight mishap and had to start over. 🙁
You're really making me think I NEED a Silhouette!!!!!!
Love your new sign! Makes me think of the Munsters.
This is a very nice idea for Halloween. I find it so cool.
Love it! So creative! Can you give a little more detail on how you did the black house with yellow windows? Newbie here! Thanks!
I absolutely LOVE it!!!!
What a cute idea!
Precious! Precious! Precious! I absolutely love it! I've got to get a Cricut!
Really clever idea- I like it! I am just starting to play around with my new silhouette. I definitely need to get some black vinyl!
What a super idea to let trcik or treaters know you are ioen for business! Adorable! Thansk so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party I greatly appreciate it! Happy Halloween! ~ Stephanie Lynn