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It's that time of year! School is back in and before you know it, Halloween will be here. Time to get out the Fall decor and start eating things made with pumpkin pie spice!
I was thinking about a little strip of wall that I have between my family room and kitchen when I went to look around Michael's the other day. Michael's has a ton of really cute fall items for the home right now and I saw a bunch of really cute plaques for about $5.00 that I thought would be perfect for my wall. Then, I found these little unfinished wooden plaques for 99 cents! I knew that I could paint a whole slew of word signs at a much lower price! (.99!) I already owned the paint and brushes, etc.
I am going to paint 2 more, which I will share with you later, but today I will share the basics for this cute little "Hello Pumpkin" plaque.
As I said, I already owned all of these supplies except for the .99 plaques. If you have to buy it all just for this project, if will be cheaper to just buy the pre-made plaques!
3. Use blackboard paint to cover the flat surface on top.
4. Use a stiff bristle brush or toothbrush to flick paint around the edge of the plaque.
5. Practice how you want to do your lettering on a piece of paper before you attempt it on your plaque. You could use white graphite or a stylus to give yourself a pattern to follow.
6. Use the white chalk marker to write on the plaque.
7. I decided it needed a little something extra, so I made a pumpkin in the corner. Use plenty of coats to fill it in and hide the black. Then use your brush strokes to add to the texture of the pumpkin.
8. Finally use green to add leaves, vines and stem.
I am converted to Command Strip picture hangers for all of my picture hanging needs! No more pictures getting crooked with the slam of a door or big truck driving by! And, Command Strips make it so much easier to hang them straight the first time!
I'll show you the next plaques I do later on! Let me know if you have any good Fall sayings I can use.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!