Monday, September 22, 2008

Spooktacular!


This is such a fun and easy project! They showed it on air when I was on Studio 5 (KSL's local daytime show). If you would like to make one for yourself, or something similar, here's what to do.

1. The frame was purchased at my local craft store for $14.00. It's actually not a frame, it was a blank, metal sign. So, I simply covered over the flat metal center with paper, using a tape runner to adhere it in place.
2. Then I wrapped our Vintage Mix Blackboard with yellow thread. This is the most difficult and time consuming part of the project (it took about 15 minutes and my 11 year old could have done it just as fast). Here are my tips: use a glue dot to stick your thread to the back of the blackboard letter. For letters with holes (O, P, A) use a needle to help you wind the thread through the holes. Finish off by sticking a second glue dot down over the thread, then stick in place (no more adhesive is necessary..... the glue dots will do the trick).
3. Cover over your Haunted Blackboard shapes with their matching die-cut stickers and adhere as shown.
4. You're done! If you want me to make this harder with lots more steps and complicated instructions, I can, but I really don't think it's necessary.

10 comments:

TxScrapAddict said...

wow! Boo-T-Ful!!

Carmen O. said...

Very cool! Love it.

Erin Glee said...

It's SCARY how much I like this "Spooktacular" sign! Was it Michaels that you got the blank sign at? I want to make one, and "no" I don't think I could handle more complicated instructions... you explained it perfectly~Hey! You should be on a TV Craft Show! (heehee)

Houston said...

Very Cute, I really like the idea of the yellow thread wrapped around the blackboard!

Julie said...

Erin,
I found the frame at Hobby Lobby (gasp!). I live in a tiny little town, in a tiny little community. It seems funny to me that although we don't have a Target, or a Gap, or even a Walgreen's....and we only have one local scrapbook shop called The Book Table.....that we do happen to have a JoAnn's, Michael's and Hobby Lobby?!?!? Go figure!

Catherine said...

Just adorable, and really easy too!!

ScrapHappy said...

This is adorable!!!

Holly said...

It might be funny if you made the instructions more complicated though. :) I'd probably end up wraped in paper with glue in my hair!

Bunny B said...

Awesome! I love it!

Lea Sanders said...

Love it!