BOO!

Back in September I saw the cutest Halloween letters done over at eighteen25. I thought, those look simple but so nice looking, I can do that. I held off on making decorations until I knew I had a place to call it's home. After getting out our fall decorations, I found the place.
I went to my work to check out the letters we had that could fit the bill. The ones we had was about $3-4 a piece that was large enough (not really made to cover up). Then the ones like Jen had in her blog post we had, but they were too small. I wasn't that happy with the letter choices, also I'm kinda broke. I had to take a cheaper route.


I got a large piece of black foam board.... $6?! Yeah I wouldn't have gotten it if it wasn't for my coupon. Now the extra work to my project, hand drawing out the letters and cutting them out.



I forgot how hard it was to cut foam board. I had a project in my 3D Design class where we had to make a dog sculpture out of foam board. That was easier since most of the cuts was straight not so curved. Here is a picture of that project. Yeah, that was hours and hours of work.




It is also hard to cut these letters out since our craft room looks like this. Not much room to move around.




Once the letters are cut out then you can do the same as Jen. Wrap the letters with yarn. I chose to do mine as candy corn letters. We have the warm colors in our color palette at our house. So I did one white, orange, and yellow.




It now adorns on top of the dresser in the kitchen. I spent maybe $5 on it. I already had the white and yellow yarn. All I had to do was purchase the foam board and orange yarn. I was able to do one letter a night while watching tv. It's very time consuming but not hard at all. Just sit down with a movie or a night worth of DVR shows and just get to it.

7 comments:

art bliss said...

Your "BOO" turned out perfectly. And that little dog, I believe you when you say hours of work. Love your rack full of paint as well;)

Crafty Mischief said...

I love your letters! I found you through Someday Crafts. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather B said...

Great idea - I found you about you through the link-up party on Tatertots & Jello

Buffie said...

Love it!
Such a great idea, thanks for posting.

Buffie
http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

These are adorable! I love that you went with a candy corn theme!

Thanks for linking these up to my Monster Mash Bash!

april@gingerbread said...

That is a pretty cool {BOO}! Love the colors....I hope you will link up with me here:
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/10/sweet-saturday-v8.html

Less Is More said...

That is a really cute idea! I love it!
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