Happy Saturday friends! This weeks BFF Open House link party continues here. I'm continuing to work on some additions to my Fall decor for when I take Halloween down and excited to share this fun and I hope, elegant, sign with you today!
- Wood Pumpkin Sign ( Dollar Tree)
- Acrylic Paints (White Craftsmart and Light Gold Metallic Martha Stewart)
- Cream Cardstock
- Quilling Papers (White and White With Gold Edge)
- Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue and White Glue (Elmer's)
- White Satin Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
When I was at Dollar Tree last month getting some goodies for Halloween, I picked up this plain wood sign. They have different ones seasonally ( I may or may not have picked up some Christmas ones since). As I talked about in a previous post, I started Quilling this year and decided to incorporate that into this project.
I covered the sign with a couple coats of the white paint. Then, using the crackle technique I showed in my Witch Switch Girlfriend Gifts, covered with a layer of Elmer's glue and the light gold paint.
After my crackle layer was dry, I taped off the stripes with painter's tape then used more of the white paint to make the stripes.
While the stripes were drying, I made my leaves by first cutting them using my Cricut Explore Air 2 with cream lightweight cardstock and chose my Quilling papers: plain white and white with a gold edge.
I went around the outline of the leaves with the white paper (you can see this process in my Quilled Sugar Skulls post using the Aleene's Turbo Tacky glue and then used the gold edged Quilling strips (Quilling.com) to create swirls and coils. When complete, used hot glue to adhere them to the sign.
To finish, I made a bow from white satin ribbon. Et, voila!