Welcome back to Savvy Saturday. Today's project is a fun one. Let's be honest, I simply got the Halloween itch and had to do something about it!
It's a very simple process and can be used for a number of projects. Here's what I did:
Wooden Halloween "Boo"!
Here's what you need:
(I purchased everything here in Utah at The Wood Connection craft store. That place is crafting heaven.)
- Wooden letters
- Scrapbooking paper
- Mod Podge
- First I painted the letters black and let them dry.
- Next, I picked out the paper I wanted the B to be covered in. I laid it directly on top of the letter how I wanted it.
- Then I traced the letter and cut the paper accordingly. I didn't have an exacto knife or razor so I used a really sharp knife. Make sure your paper doesn't move at all! (A piece of tape in the center might help.)
- Here's what it looked like. The paper was just a hair larger than my letter.
- I trimmed up the paper by tearing it so the edges were shabby, and so it was the exact size or slightly smaller than my letter.
- Next, get out the modge podge. LOVE. THIS. STUFF.
- Put a good amount of MP on your letter first, then lay down your paper. No such thing as too much MP!
- MP on top of the paper. Completely soak it.
- For the other two letters I used the same MP technique, but instead of cutting one large piece of paper I tore smaller pieces.
- Let it all dry completely.
- To make the edges aged and shabby I took a tiny blob of black paint, dabbed nearly everything off...
- Then lightly sponged around the edges of the leterr.
Cool effect, eh?
- I picked up some Mod Podge Sparkle and covered the entire letter, front, back, the whole she-bang. I wanted to protect the wood and paint, but also wanted a "shabby sparkle" look. Turned out super cute because the MP dries completely clear...just left behind lots and lots of glitter!
- And there you have it! You can tie ribbon around the letters, add jewels or other embellishments, just have fun with it! I never could figure out how to do the ribbon so I haven't added any yet. This was just for the picture's sake.
Bonus: I'll show you how to make this cute flower next week. Make two or three, throw them on the bottom of a Halloween wreath...uh-may-zing.
enjoy your weekend!