Hallowe’en Decor – Beware sign

Did I tell you I bought a scroll saw the other week?

Yup, I picked up a cheapo on Kijiji (the Canadian equivalent of Craig’s List) a couple of weeks ago, then three days later I noticed my Step-Dad had a brand new scroll saw (still in the box) in his garage.

Scroll saw number 1 is now back on Kijiji and scroll saw #2 is getting a workout as I attempt to replicate HomeSense finds like this:

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Cute right?

When I see something like this, I whip out the iPad, snap a photo and go home to plot out how to make my own.

This isn’t an every-DIYer project – sorry guys – this one is slightly more specialized in that you do need a scroll saw to create with.

To make these DIY Hallowe’en decorations I cut out the word “Beware” and a witch’s hat with my Silhouette Cameo on adhesive vinyl and attached them to some scrap wood I had in the garage.  If you don’t have a Cameo, print out your image and then trace it onto the wood by pressing really hard with a ballpoint pen, through the paper and onto the wood.

From there I wiggled and jiggled the piece around to trace out each letter with the scroll saw.

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For someone with experience, these DIY Hallowe’en decorations might be whipped out in minutes, but I have a learning curve here, so cutting the entire thing (centres were drilled and then the scroll saw blade inserted into the holes to cut), it took me about a half hour.

fun half hour.

My edges were rough, so it did need some sanding to smooth things out a bit – but not too shabby for a newbie right?

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My little “Beware” DIY Hallowe’en decorations called out for black paint (okay, I ran out of orange and purple and couldn’t stomach a green version, so black was the last option.)

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The witch’s hat band was created by two-stripping some double-sided tape and sprinkling purple sparkles over one side then pressing them in to ensure a good grip.

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I then peeled off the back of the other side of the tape and wrapped it around the base of the hat:

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If you want to glitter up the whole thing, just mod podge it and tap your glitter in everywhere.  Gosh that would be cute – maybe my next one.

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I love this guy – and I’m not a huge Hallowe’en fan – I could skip the Hallowe’en decorating altogether if I didn’t have the girls and an overgrown boy.

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A bit of wood glue and a couple of finishing nails adhered the witch’s hat to the word ‘Beware’.

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You could hang DIY Hallowe’en decorations like these on a wall, set it on the mantle or a bookshelf, prop it in a window or even add a stake to the bottom and use it as a sign.

Scroll saw #1 is on Kijiji now if you want to give it a whirl!

Have a great one!

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2018-06-18T13:40:09-04:00October 7th, 2016|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|1 Comment

One Comment

  1. delia October 7, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

    love it,love it,love it

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