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Friday, September 16, 2011

Halloween Sign Post



What to do with the pile of scrap wood lying around? Every time there's an extra piece left over from some project (ie: finishing the basement) I instruct, yes instruct, my husband not to dare throw it our (ie: burn it in the wood stove).

I always say I'll need a piece of wood one of these days for something or another (ie: a project that gets pushed so far down my to do list that I vaguely even remember what it was I had in mind!)


But today is the day that pile get's a little lighter, well 2 pieces lighter - but at least it's a start!

I've thought about making a halloween sign post for a couple of years now. When I saw the perfect plastic sign at the Dollar Store for $1.25 I knew immediately how I would beef it up so that it wouldn't end up blown down the street or in a neighbours tree.

This is what I started with.
The halloween sign from the Dollar Store, a 2x4, a small square of plywood, and black spray paint.





I removed the plastic stick from the sign and adhered it to the plywood with liquid nails.



I put something heavy from the garage on top of it and left it overnight to make sure it stuck well.

Then I attached it to the post, my hubby put some thin strips of wood around the edge as a trim and I was good to go!

I added a little metallic gold craft paint & silver glitter craft paint in places and I hot glued my lovely fence post (gotta love the Martha Stewart fence post punch) to the top after I coated it with mod podge and sealent.






Imagine, Improvise & Invent

Sarah

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43 Comments:

At September 16, 2011 at 8:46 PM , Anonymous Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

That's ridiculously cute, and you'd never know it started with a sign from the dollar store!

 
At September 16, 2011 at 11:09 PM , Blogger Kim Sturge said...

Very Nice Sarah. You're good!

 
At September 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM , Blogger Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

What dollar store? I need to get one? Your sign turned out great - looks expensive!

 
At September 17, 2011 at 10:19 AM , Anonymous Renee said...

Ohh..I absolutely love projects like this! You turned that sign into something really cute and substantial. Thanks for sharing this at my link party!
Renee @ Rustic Crafts

 
At September 17, 2011 at 12:21 PM , Blogger paige said...

What a great idea to use a cheap dollar store sign and make something you can re-use every year! I'd love for you to link up at my new link party -

Creative Genius @ http://thecreativepaige.com

 
At September 17, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Miss F said...

These look great! It has given me some inspiration for decorating the outside of my house. Thanks for sharing!

 
At September 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM , Blogger sharon said...

Absolutely love these signs. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing and making our live a little more creative!

 
At September 17, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Karen said...

I love it! What a great idea:) Gotta love the Dollar Tree!!

 
At September 17, 2011 at 8:48 PM , Blogger June@I will craft said...

What a great way to make the dollar store sign look like a high end store sign.

 
At September 18, 2011 at 12:16 AM , Blogger Katie said...

Seriously! What a great idea! I found you through Lamb Around... I'm your newest follower! :)

 
At September 18, 2011 at 11:54 AM , Anonymous Joann said...

Great idea! Soo cute thanks for sharing.JoAnn

 
At September 18, 2011 at 5:54 PM , Blogger L.B. said...

This is so wonderful. Thansk for the steps and tools so i can create one for my home as well. Thanks!

 
At September 19, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Shimmerlings said...

I really love what you did with the signs! Halloween is my favorite time of year! I'm your newest follower from the linkie party :-)

 
At September 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM , Blogger Robyn Rasmussen said...

I am crazy about this adorable Halloween sigh. And I am in LOVE with your blog!!! So glad you stopped by my blog to comment so I could find this! :) You have been pinned on my Pinterest board "Fall is my favorite time of the year"
So glad to meet you and now follow you.
-Robyn from http://www.tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

 
At September 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Chrissy said...

Awesome sign!!!

Chrissy @ ForMamas

 
At September 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Love this!! You made it much better than just the store bought decoration! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

 
At September 19, 2011 at 9:36 PM , Blogger Jill said...

Awesome job! I love those signs; adding the wood to make them more substantial is such a good idea.
--Jill
from Jill Made It

 
At September 19, 2011 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Krista said...

Wow! They look great!
krista@thinkwithmyheart.blogspot.com/

 
At September 20, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Miss Char said...

I just walked past those signs at the dollar store not giving them a second look. I'll be headed down there again this afternoon, your project is great. Thanks for sharing.

 
At September 20, 2011 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Lil' Luna said...

Love, love, love your site!! Seriously - adorable! I think we should be friends! :D

 
At September 21, 2011 at 1:07 AM , Blogger Jill said...

That halloween sign looks fabulous!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit! Remember the voting is now open – if you want to head over and vote for your project! The most voted link will get a full post feature/promotion next week!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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At September 21, 2011 at 6:35 AM , Anonymous gift ideas for men said...

What a great idea to use a cheap dollar store sign and make something you can re-use every year! Your are such a very talented to do a new work.

 
At September 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM , Blogger Cassie said...

It looks great!! i'm stopping by from Clean & Scentsible! =D

 
At September 21, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Zombie Leah said...

Cool! You made a dollar store decoration look "real"!

 
At September 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM , Anonymous Bookin It Up said...

That is very clever! We always have scrap wood of some sort just lying around from projects here at home. This is the niftiest idea to use it up especially those odd pieces!

 
At September 21, 2011 at 1:17 PM , Blogger paula said...

Super cute, and fantastic photographs. Stumbled over from WIPW and will visit again, for sure. Thanks for joining us!

 
At September 21, 2011 at 2:26 PM , Blogger liZ evans said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who makes their husbands save scrap wood for future projects.

This is a really great idea.
Thanks for sharing!
liZ
(simplesimonandco)

 
At September 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

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At September 21, 2011 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

{sorry for deleting} I can't spell today. I can't believe that started as a dollar store sign! {Sharing this on my Pinterest}

To celebrate All Hallow's Eve...I'm throwing a Halloween Link Party. Drop by if you dare!

 
At September 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM , Anonymous Karen said...

Excellent! I love it.

 
At September 21, 2011 at 4:27 PM , Blogger trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea.

 
At September 21, 2011 at 11:29 PM , Blogger shopannies said...

looks cool new follower come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

 
At September 22, 2011 at 1:36 PM , Blogger paige said...

Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! I'd love to see you link up again tomorrow!

 
At September 23, 2011 at 9:01 AM , Anonymous Kat Bennett said...

This is the best Halloween sign I've ever seen! I absolutely have to have one, but can't seem to find them. I'm going to draw this one up myself (with changes, of course) for my front door. Thanks for sharing! You did beautiful!

 
At September 23, 2011 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Robin @ Highpoint Circle said...

This is really eye-catching. I saw the thumbnail over at Brambleberry's link party and had to check it out.

 
At September 24, 2011 at 1:48 PM , Anonymous Jessa said...

I love this! Very cute and creative! I found you via Tips from the Heart.

 
At September 24, 2011 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

Fabulous idea! great way to jazz this sign up!! A great decoration that anyone could replicate. I alway handpaint so it makes it tough for someone that doesnt do that. thanks for linking up. we featured your creative idea today!!
Amy

 
At September 25, 2011 at 2:55 AM , Blogger HI THERE! said...

Thanks again for linking up to The Creative Spark. Featuring this one on my Sunday Sparks! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
Jenn :)

 
At September 25, 2011 at 2:15 PM , Blogger Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

 
At September 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

Don't you love the Dollar store?? You were able to take a simple sign & totally rock it out. Great job! Thanks for linking up @ Show & Share!

 
At September 30, 2011 at 12:33 AM , Blogger Marilyn said...

:)) This turned out and looks amazing..Great photo.. love it.. I would LOVE for you to link it up to my fall crawl blog party.. the link to link up is http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-12-blog-party.html TY

 
At October 7, 2011 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

You are featured on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you can stop by.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

 
At October 16, 2011 at 9:33 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

I love this to. I do have a question for ya. What program do you use to get your pics in the collage like at the top of this page. I love this and would love to be able to do it on my blog as well. thanks

Lisa scrappingpinklady
scrappingpinklady.com

 

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