Thank you to Loew-Cornell for sponsoring this post
One of my favorite things about living in a city (as opposed to the rural country where I grew up) is being able to pass out Halloween candy. It has become one of my favorite parts of Halloween, and I love to see all the little tots dressed up in their cute costumes. With great candy-giving power, however, comes great no-more-candy responsibility. I needed a quick way to signal to the masses that we had misjudged our candy needs (or eaten too much ourselves) and the candy bowl was empty.
I do not like telling children there’s no candy left. So, I made an adorable sign to do it for me!
Loew-Cornell was gracious enough to supply what I needed for this project, which meant that even in the hectic pre-holiday season, I was able to complete it in no time! I love the way it turned out, and it provides a great pop of color to our front door all month long. On the big (boo) day, it signals when the candy is all gone, and then I can pack it away to use in future years. The wood base is really nice compared to a lot of the foam/paper projects I typically make. I think it will stay looking good for several years!
What You Need:
- Simply Art Wood Panel
- Loew-Cornell Sandpaper
- Simply Art Acrylic Paint
- Simply Art Acrylic Paintbrushes
- Twine or ribbon
- Stencil/die cut/steady hand (to write the words)
How To Make It:
- Begin by sanding the edges and surface of your base. This will make the finished item look much nicer, and it only takes a second. I found the Loew-Cornell bases were pretty well sanded and I just did a little touch up.
- Choose your base coat color and apply 1 even coat. Let dry and repeat until both sides of your base look even. Let dry.
- Using vinyl, stencils or free hand, write “BOO” on the front of the sign. I opted to add this adorable ghost too.
- Once that is dry, write “BOO-HOO” and “No more Candy” on the back side.
- If you want, add a bow or some other finishing touches to your sign.
- Finally use the twine or string to hang the finished sign. I like mine in the center of my spooky halloween wreath. It looks great! You could also hang it on a doorknob or prop it up against some pumpkins on your front step.
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