Thursday, October 12, 2017

DIY halloween BOO sign

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Happy Thursday, friends!
Now that the fall season is officially in full swing, we've been marking one thing right after another off of our bucket list! Each year, I spend a lot of time decorating our front porch for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I try to do something different each year and this year I decided to make a DIY Halloween "BOO" sign to greet our guests!

In total, it took me about an hour, including drying time. It's easy, affordable, and perfect for the Halloween season! 👻

Here's how I did it:

What you'll need:

→ a wood board in the size of your choice
→ letter stencils
→ sponge brush
→ black paint
→ white paint
a sealant, optional

What do to:

→ Start by painting your entire board with black paint. I used black spray paint because 1) it's all we had on hand, and 2) I like the way the way the wood grain still stands out underneath the thin paint layer.

→ Let it dry. Since I used spray paint, my paint dried very quickly, around 15 minutes. After it's dry to the touch, lay your stencils out where you would like them. I like to use painters tape to hold them in place so they don't move but you can just hold them in place as you paint.

→ Using your sponge brush, lightly dab the white paint around the edges of your stencil. I have yet to perfect the use of a brush + a stencil, so I always have a smudge here or there. If this happens, you can use the black paint to fix mistakes later.

→ Fill in the rest of your letter gently. Continue until the letter is filled to your liking. I like a slightly distressed look, so I only did one soft coat. Let it dry.

→ If you want to ensure the longevity of your board, you can seal it with a clear water resistant sealant. Mine is propped in the indoor section of our porch, so I didn't add it to this one.

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That's it! I told you it was easy! If you try your hand at this project, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see!

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