Making your own Halloween – Word!
Making a Halloween word for your home can not only be unique to your area of the world (as it is not store bought) but it can also be a fun activity that you can do. I am going to let you in on a little secret – “I am not very crafty” – There, I said it and I admit to it. I am not crafty, but even I think this Halloween word is something I can make.
My friend Sara has kindly offered to share her inspiration and show us all how she has made a “Boo” sign for Halloween. Sara is a very talented lady who I have known for awhile now. She has a passion for home decorating and anything crafty. You can find Sara on Pinterest at Sara Smith belletouché. and her Intagram account belletouche_ here.
Supplies Needed To Make Your Halloween Word:
- Paint (Orange & Black)
- Glue, glitter glue
- Flowers, leaves, florist wire, vine swirls
- Black Netting
- 3M picture hanging strips
Paint the top of each letter orange, let dry, then paint the sides of each letter black (I applied 3 coats of each colour).
I’m re-purposing a black net bag (from a Halloween purchase).
– Fold it over itself and cut about 1 1/2 inches in width
– Clip v shapes from each side then attach using a hot glue gun.
– I arranged flowers and leaves I wanted to use on each letter before glueing (this was to make sure I wasn’t going over the top…after all it’s Halloween).
– Once glued I painted the tips orange/black in keeping with the colour theme.
– When the tips had dried I applied Kindyglitz (glitter glue) for sparkle (I add it to all my paper DIY projects).
– I also added florist wire – vine swirls.
Using command 3M picture hanging strips I positioned the letters and adhered them to the wall. (These are such a great product as they do not take the paint off your walls when taking them down).
Taking the white stretchable web I pulled small amounts and glued to each side of the letters, then pulled the same web in all directions and adhered in place.
Final step I added different sized spiders (black and glow-in-the-dark) a skeleton and bats. Stepping back I realised it needed more of something so added more web to the bottom of the letters and to the decor I had on my entrance table.
It may not flow with the rest of my halloween decor on the entrance table but I do like how the orange pops!
Wow doesn’t it look great! I would like to thank Sara for sharing with us how to make her “Boo” sign. Please go and check Sara accounts out, where she shares more of her creativity. Once again you can find Sara on Pinterest here and Instagram here.
Are you doing any DIY projects for Halloween, if so, I would love to hear about them. You can leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram using @fiona_loves_organising and Sara with @belletouche_ we would love to see what you have made. Enjoy!