Shutter Display – Bright New Look & Awesome Sign

I love shutters, I just wish I could come up with 
something creative to do with them.
For the longest time, this is how 
they looked in my craft room.
 Shutter Display   Bright New Look & Awesome Sign

I love the yellow, I love the lanterns
but something just isn’t flowing.
Perhaps it’s those ugly orang-ish candles
in the lanterns for a start!

I gave the shutters a fresh & brighter coat
of yellow paint.  I also cut out a little
banner from scrapbooking paper and glued
it to some bakers twine and draped it across the shutters.
 Shutter Display   Bright New Look & Awesome Sign
And I painted those aweful candles.
They were just for display anyways, I wasn’t going to 
spark them up so I slathered it on, nice and 
thick - wax is hard to cover with paint!

 Shutter Display   Bright New Look & Awesome Sign
And now for the “AWESOME ” Sign!

I started with a ceramic floor tile, 
painted it a pastel turquoise.

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The best part is that I bought a Silhouette!
Hooray for me!

So I got to work and cut out the words on cardstock,
and placed it on the now dry tile

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I painted the first 4 words grey.

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And the AWESOME a variety of pretty pastels.

Now here’s the new look!
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Bright & Beautiful

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I may give this to my super daughter
for her room because
she is AWESOME !

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Make sure you are all AWESOME  today, 
and everyday!

Halloween Sign Post

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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 2×4, a small square of plywood, and black spray paint.
 Halloween Sign Post

 Halloween Sign Post

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

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.

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 Halloween Sign Post
 Halloween Sign Post

Imagine, Improvise & Invent

Sarah

Candy Corn Sign

Don’t you just love decorating for fall & Halloween. The colors are just so warm and inviting!
So who loves candy corn? Or at least decorating with it?
Here is a candy corn sign I made with a scrap piece of 2×8, burlap and mod podge, pretty simple project.
 Candy Corn Sign
I printed the pic, which I downloaded from someones site who was offering it as a free printable, but the site is down now, at least I’m not having much luck logging into it. If you happen to know where the pic originated please let me know so I can credit them.
So as I was saying….I printed the pic on white card stock and trimmed it to fit the wood, I attached it to the wood with Mod Podge.
 Candy Corn Sign
I added couple of buttons and paper flowers to embellish it a little.

 Candy Corn Sign
 Candy Corn Sign
Imagine, Improvise & Invent
Sarah