'Spooky' Sign for Halloween

 OK, so maybe it's not so spooky, but that's what it says!
Welcome back to 10 on the 10th, a group of bloggers sharing ideas and inspiration for less than $10.  Our theme this month is Fall and after a quick trip to the dollar store, I decided to make a cute sign for Halloween.  
It all started with three little metal words and I truly thought I had my plan in place.  In addition to a piece of wood, here's what I was working with:
I carefully spray painted the word 'Spooky' in black and the cat with black craft paint.  The wood was painted white and then I decided it needed some purple.  Then I took a look at it and decided it was horrible.  That's right, I hated it!  
On to Plan B:
The wood was painted black and while that was drying I searched through my scrapbook paper where I found the perfect piece!
I cut enough of the bottom off to fit my piece of wood and Mod Podged it to the wood. 
Sorry, it's a little blurry, but, you know, camera in one hand, brush in the other....
Once that was dry a coat was added to the top. 
It was looking better already!
Since I had already drilled my holes, the wire was attached and I curled the ends.
Since a bow was going to be needed, I cut three pieces of ribbon, pinched them in the middle, and attached them with some wire.  
A black button was attached with hot glue.
And the bow was glued to the corner of the sign.
The word 'Spooky' was glued on and the sign was done!
A not-so-spooky Spooky Sign!

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Comments

  1. Cute sign!! I like how you distress the edges and the colors are so perfect for Halloween! Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Patti. The whole thing was a happy accident! LOL

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  2. So cute! Halloween is my favorite holiday. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. When I was still teaching, it was not my favorite, but now that I'm retired, I'm enjoying it much more.

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  3. So cute and I love the paint treatment you did, just enough spooky for me!

    Cindy

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    1. I don't do really scary Halloween. I've always felt this was a holiday for the little ones to enjoy.

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  4. This is so adorable Ann. I stopped decorating for Halloween when my kids got older, but you have made me think about decorating this year. Love your sign. Great job!

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    1. I don't do a lot of decorating for Halloween. Just a few things inside and out for the trick-or-treaters.

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  5. Really fun idea, Ann!!! I love that you found that cute paper and that really did make the sign. <3

    Enjoy decorating for fall,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thanks, Barb. You know what they say about the 'best-laid plans' !!

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  6. Ann,
    What a great sign. Even if it was not what you had planned, it turned out awesome.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thanks, Bev. I guess sometimes things don't work out for a reason!

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  8. I need to get back into crafting. I have three perfect large rocks that need painting to become a frog family on my front deck. - Margy

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    1. They sound like the perfect project! Thanks for stopping by, Margy.

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  9. I love your not so spooky spooky sign! I have the same 'one handed' photo issues as you I think! It's ok, a slightly less than perfect photo is better at showing us what to do than no photo at all :-)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Blurry photos happen around here....real life!

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  10. Adorable!! Love it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  11. This is a fun project, thanks for joining the Linky Party! Please be sure and join us again this Wednesday (9/23) for our next Linky Party https://bellacraftspublishing.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-8/

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  12. Such a cute sign! And isn't it funny how sometimes the project doesn't go as planned but ultimately works out? Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  13. Perfect Halloween colors !! Love your cute sign, Ann. So glad you joined us at Meraki Link party.
    Naush

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    1. I'm happy to join you, Naush. Have a great week!

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  14. Your sign came out so well! Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  15. It sure is cute though! And easy to make. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday! We're featuring you at tomorrow's party!

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Michelle. I look forward to the party!

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  17. Cute sign! This method could be used for any sign and any holiday! Great idea :)

    Thanks for sharing your post with us on Embracing Home and Family link-up. I hope you join us again this Friday!

    -Cherelle

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    1. Thank you, Cherelle, and, you're right, it really can be used for any holiday.....stay tuned for future ideas!

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  18. Well done. It is looking hard but you done great job.

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