I wanted to create a quick and easy Halloween decoration for the house this year and I saw this concept once on Pinterest. I created a “Boo” sign to hang in the entry way for the season. This project is simple enough to complete with children and is really inexpensive.

The first thing I did was to go to my local craft store and purchase the letters B, O, O that are made out of paper mache. I purchased some Halloween scrapbook paper and a few embellishments, and some black paint. I first painted the back and sides of all the letters in black. After they were dry, I used some glue to attach the scrapbook paper to the front of each letter. Once that dried, I trimmed the paper away from the letter. Next, I used Modge Podge to seal the paper and provide a protective coat over top. I let this dry overnight before I began embellishing.

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Paint the back and sides/inside of all the letters with black paint. You could also use orange.

 

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Glue your paper to your letter. It works best to put the glue on the letter and then lay the letter down on the large piece of paper.

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Trim the paper

For the embellishments, let your creativity shine and use a combination of stickers, ribbon, and other scrapbook type embellishments. I went simple with only two per letter as I didn’t want to overwhelm the paper on the letter. I then used hot glue to attach picture hangers to the back of each letter so that I could connect them to hang. For my sign, I had some sisal twine and found that easier to tie with my fingers, but you could use ribbon to tie the letters together to hang from the wall.

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Added embellishments

Attached hangers with hot glue.

Attached hangers with hot glue.

 

After the letters were tied together, I hung them up on the wall! That was it! Really simple and doesn’t take a lot of time to complete. For those that scrapbook, it is a small project that provides a way to show off some scrapbook paper and embellishments in another form. It would even work for other holidays as well. For Christmas, I will be making one the same way but with the letters to spell out “Joy”.

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