Thursday, September 1, 2011

Boo! Crackled Wood Sign

I have been so excited to share this craft with you!  Since it is September 1st, I feel justified to be sharing a Halloween decoration with you.  It's ok, right?

I saw Kierste's cute Boo Beadboard sign over at Brown Paper Packages.  I absolutely LOVE beadboard, but I didn't have any just sitting around.  However, I did get this cute routed piece of wood for  .25 cents at an Estate sale!

I was pretty sure I could make a sign that looks similar, but with my own twist on it!  

Here are the supplies you need:

Black paint (I used Delta Ceramcoat)
White paint (to go over the Crackle)
Crackle (I used Delta Ceramcoat)
foam brush
distress ink (I used black chalk ink)
coordinating patterned paper
Cricut, or template for the boo text
Halloween text background (see BPP)

First, paint the board with your foam brush, with even strokes, covering the board completely.  I only painted one coat.

When the paint was completely dry, I followed the directions on the Crackle bottle and brushed 1medium even coat of Crackle over the black paint.  Let dry until tacky (about 15-20 minutes).
Then, I brushed 1 coat of white paint over the tacky Crackle.  Let dry completely.

Oh, gosh, I didn't take a picture of what the crackle looked like!  Dang it!!  Sorry.  You can kinda see what the crackle looks like around the edges.  It gives it an aged look.  I REALLY like it!  Before I adhered the background text, I sanded the dry crackle with my palm sander.  I wanted it to look VERY aged.  

Follow the directions on the Mod Podge bottle and adhere the background text.  Make sure you smooth down the paper as soon as you apply the Mod Podge or you will get air bubbles.  I just used my hands to smooth it down.  

Next, I cut out the "boo" with my handy dandy Cricut machine.  Then, I cut the paper, the size I wanted it.  I also used the coordinating paper for the background under the "boo."  Sorry about the Sun through the window in the pictures!  Don't ya love the spooky black paper that I cut the "boo" out of?  You can't see it very well, but it has glitter on it and it is raised off the paper.  

I finished it off by rubbing the black chalk ink all over it and then a coat of Mod Podge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Wickedly awesome sign! Near & dear to my heart. I would love for you to share this at my next Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!

  2. This is so fun for Halloween and I love it's aged look! Very cute. :)

  3. This is so great for Halloween! I love the whole look of it!

    I would love to have you share this at my link party, Show & Share!

  4. LOVE it!! I just may have to give it a try!!
    Cannot believe it's already September... my baby girl starts high school Tuesday! YIKES!!
    Have a GREAT Labor Day weekend!!

  5. I love Halloween and this is a great piece! I'd love to highlight your work at my link party

  6. How fun! This is such a great piece for Halloween. Thanks for stopping by my blog...happily following you back :)

  7. Great Job! Super Cute!

  8. OH i love it!! I want to make one!!

    I'm following you from lots of loving hop!
    hope you can come by and visit my lil blog!


  9. I love it! I can't wait for Halloween :)

    xoxo, Nali

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you back!

  10. I love that background paper! It's really neat! I wish I had a Cricut. It sure would make crafting easier and awesomer! :)

  11. Great job, love it.

  12. very nice! I'm a new follower from the weekend blog hop. Check me out and follow back at

  13. This is great! Thanks for showing off your stuff at my link party :)

  14. Cute, cute! I just love that crackle stuff.

  15. This is a great craft item for the kids to get involved in making and then enjoy the rewards of their labour.

    Following you from the Lots of Lovin’ Weekend Blog Hop.
    Have a great weekend, CJ xx

  16. Awesome job!! I love how the BOO sign pops out over the smaller printed letters! This is a super cute site and I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could find you!! I'm YOUR newest follower!! :) xo, Reannah

  17. Yay! I am so glad you shared this @ Show & Share!

  18. Like the sign! I am a new follower. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Hope to see you on my blog - Free eBooks Daily. (You can even read ebooks on your computer or smartphone!)

  19. This is really cute, I love Fall! Glad to have you as a follower, following back :) I'd love for you to link up at my link party!


  20. Super cute! I love it!


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