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Monday, August 22, 2011

{boo! beadboard sign}

With the month long Back 2 Basics event coming up in September, I thought I would get a jump start on something fun for Halloween.

I have a corner in my kitchen where I usually keep a chalkboard frame, but I wanted to make something that would go there during the holidays.  I went to my workshop, and found the most perfect piece of beadboard--I knew exactly what I wanted to do. 

I {LOVE} it! This is a quick and easy project--just the way I like it!.

  • piece of beadboard, approximately 11x14
  • black spray paint
  • white cardstock, 8.5x11
  • Distress Ink (I used vintage photo)
  • black cardstock
  • coordinating pattern paper
  • Silhouette or template for text
  • mod podge and foam brush

1.  Paint your beadboard black, let dry.  I like mine pretty distressed, so I took a power sander to all the edges, and the front.  Wipe it down with a damp cloth to remove all the black dust.

2.  Print out the Halloween text background HERE.  Lay your Distress Ink flat down on the paper, an rub it straight across your paper until it's as distressed as you like.  Go around the edges as well. Use double stick tape to adhere it to the beadboard.

3.  Using a Silhouette or template (print out text in Word, then cut it out to make a template), cut out "boo" from your patterned scrapbook paper.  Distress all the edges.  Adhere it to a piece of black scrapbook paper or cardstock, then the whole thing onto the Halloween text background--wherever you like!

4. Using a foam brush, add a light coat of mod podge to the top and let dry completely.

SO cute!  Perfect for a mantel, table, or in a kitchen corner.  :)

Other options:  Instead of beadboard, you could also just use a solid piece of wood--like plywood, or even a canvas.  You could also adhere it to cardboard, and place it in a cute frame.



Blogger Karen said...

This is so adorable Kierste! I love love beadboard! I wish I had some:) Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing the cute printable!!

August 23, 2011 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

I have a question since I've never used distress ink... are you using a distress ink pad to distress the edges of the letters? Are you holding the pad in one hand and the letter in the other, and rubbing the pad around the edges? or are holding the letter down on scrap paper and rubbing or stamping that way?

August 23, 2011 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger kierste @ brown paper packages said...


For the letters, I hold them in one hand, then go around the edges with the side of the Distress Ink pad using my other hand--the best way to do it if you're trying to get edges done.

Have fun!

August 24, 2011 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 24, 2011. Thanks again.

August 24, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger BlkhwkPilotWifey said...

Hi there! I love so many of your DIY crafts! You may be hearing from me a lot as all this word work is new to me! Where are you getting your beadboard? My Lowes only had the very large pieces & wouldn't cut a lot of things for me. Also, on your 4x4 photo blocks, what color was your cardstock? White or off-white? THANKS so much! I LOVE your ideas!

October 6, 2011 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

I tried to download your printable but had some issues with having to pay and then having to download a bunch of programs. Is there another way of getting it? I'd would hate to try to duplicate it on my own.

January 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

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