Personalized Halloween Sign

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.Visit thecsiproject.com

Here is “My Painted Halloween” project.IMG_1097Using a table saw I cut some random wood I had in my garage down to 10" x 6” pieces.

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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.

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After that I spray primed and painted it.  I used spray paint in Pumpkin Orange by Krylon.IMG_1090 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.hh

I cut out the black vinyl first and applied it.IMG_1102Then I used yellow vinyl for the windows and moon.  I downloaded my font from dafont.com.  It is called Alice in Wonderland.IMG_1102

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.IMG_1099 I screwed an eye hook in the bottom of the sign so I could hang the little open and closed sign.IMG_1098 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.

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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!

IMG_1100 IMG_1097If you have a Silhouette machine and would like the file email me at tnbfarrant@yahoo.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.

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