You know I’m all about quick, easy, cheap craft gratification. This one was inspired by some plaques I got from a huge Hallmark clearance last year.
Let’s go~time’s a tickin!
1. Take a 7”X9”wooden plaque ($2-$3) from Michaels and spray paint it black (or use craft paint)
2. In the meantime, print out a Trick or Treat or Happy Halloween that I uploaded to Google Docs. If you want to design your own, I used this free vintage paper from Far Far Hill and The King and Queen font (free!) from Dafont.com
3. Cut it out, you can distress the edges if you want to with some Distress Ink, or with some craft stain lightly brushed on the edges.
4. Mod Podge the paper on to the board. Can I tell you a deep, crafty secret?
I have never bought the real mod podge. Because I’ve only used it on ONE other project here. Are you shocked??
I make my own concoction with Elmers glue mixed with water. (3 parts glue to 1 part water) I lightly wipe it on the back and on the top, then let it dry.
Instant spooky satisfaction!
You can prop it up, put a hanger on the back, or use a little easel. If you don’t have a wooden plaque, you could also frame it.
You betcha it’s under $10 and under 1 hour.
homemade mod podge: .25
Distress Ink $6.50 (this is completely optional, or you could use some dark brown paint or stain you may have around)
My Total: $3.25
Wahoo! The party is tomorrow. Are you ready??
I can’t wait.
I’ll have the post up bright and early tomorrow morning so you can share your Under $10 Under 1 Hour projects, but for now, go on over to Kate’s Fall Craft Party to see other fall crafts galore!