A week or so ago, I was in this thrift store and came across this really cool wood plaque with an ugly picture on it, and 2 clear knobs. I thought to myself,
"I know I can sand that picture off and spray that sucker black....but then what?"
I remembered I had this cute huge circle die cut that said, "Trick or Treat Smell my Feet" on it. They were really cheap and I bought about 5 of them. So I took the wood plaque home, sanded the bejeebers out of it (to get the ugly picture off). Next, I took the plaque to my backyard, and sprayed lots of black spray paint on it. When you buy spray paint, I highly recommend Rust-oleum American Accents. Canyon Black is my favorite color! I have used 2 bottles in the last week or so. It drys really fast and has a nice satin finish. You can get it at Home Depot for $3.44 a can!
The next step is of course let the paint dry completely. Then I found a cute piece of Halloween Scrapbook paper. I cut it down the size of my plaque, then glued it on with Modge Podge. You can buy this at any craft store for around 6.99 a bottle and you get a lot. My last bottle lasted about 2 years! Coat the top of the paper and I also coated the whole plaque with the Modge Podge as well. Let it dry completely. You will notice the paper will start to bubble. Just press down on with your hands or a dry rag, until the bubbles are gone.
I also glued the Halloween Die cut down with the Modge Podge and put a final thin coat all over the plaque. After it dried which only took about 1/2 hour, I then hot glued a black feather boa around the edges of the wood plaque. The feather boa was purchased at Joann's for about $3.50 for 6 ft. (I used a coupon!). To finish it off, I made a cute little ribbon flower that took me literally about 5 minutes to make. Super easy!
Here is how it turned out:
|Do you like? I am so pleased with how it turned out!|