Thursday, September 30, 2010

Trick or Treat Smell My Feet Halloween Craft Tutorial

Lately I have been going to our local thrift store where everything is half off  on Mondays.  I can't stop buying junk!  Every time I go in there, I find something.  My kitchen counters are filling up with all kinds of goodies.

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!
I can either hang this plaque up on the wall, or display it on a decorative easel.  I am going to use the easel.  I have about 4 or 5 laying around.   I hope you like it!  Let me know what you think....


  1. That turned out great! I love shopping the thrift stores :)

    Thanks for following me over at Mom of all Trades. I'm following you back.

  2. Ok, I really envy you! You have the time to shop the thrift stores, finish crafting and go to school? How many times can I say--I'm not worthy? :-)
    It is a very cute idea, and now you have my mind thinking of what I can do with my Dollar Tree buys.

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  4. (Sorry! I'm not on my game today.) I love the feathers! It really makes it stand out!

  5. You have a great eye for transforming things

  6. Hi Karen, thank you for your sweet comment! I just spent a good 10 minutes browsing through a bunch of your old posts. You are one creative gal & I am excited to be following your blog now :)


  7. Thrift stores are just hazardous! It's so hard to walk away from so many fun things!

    I found your blog through New Friend Friday and am now following! I'm looking forward to seeing more!

  8. What cute crafts you have!! Thanks for visiting and following A Pretty Plethora! Happy Weekend :)

  9. nice, you're so creative!
    Here from NFF, have a great weekend!

  10. WOW!!! I can't believe I am just now finding your blog! This is AWESOME!

    I LOVE your plaque. I am soooo jealous!

  11. Looks great! Thanks so much for commenting and following!!

  12. this is fabulous-- i'd love for you to share it at a crafty soiree, the weekly linky party i co-host on thursdays (linky is still open)
    AND I'm your newest follower

  13. Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by my site - your blog is darling and so is that plaque! By the way I'm totally with you on the Rustoleum - Canyon Black - it's all I buy!!! Love it!!!! Just used the last of mine yesterday on a pumpkin!!!

  14. That is so fun and creative! Great job!

  15. That is too cute! I really like it, especially the rhyme ;) I'm your newest fan and love your blog. Would love if you could follow me too and share ideas!

  16. Following from Trendy Treehouse
    Cute wreath! I am posting my attempts at Halloween/Fall themed crafts for not crafty mommys on my blog on the 5th. (For our Mommy's Lil Monster Bash)I look forward to seeing more ideas from your blog! (Love the Home and Gardens frame below too!)
    Family and Life in Las Vegas

  17. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing with me, glad to be here.
    I'm here from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, you please follow me back. I am new so please be patient with me, Thanks

  18. This is freaking adorable! I love your style! :)


  19. It's so cute and I love how you used both the boa and flower for some texture and softness! Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!


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