Mod Podge Halloween Block Sign

In my quest to jazz up my mantle this year I wanted to make a Halloween block sign. Hubby had some old 2×4 in the basement so I grabbed that, some scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge. First I marked it out and had my dad cut it into blocks, the tallest is about 6 inches. I just eyeballed it and made sure I had a few different heights.

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Before I put the letters on I lined all my blocks up on my mantle so I could decide on the sizing pattern I liked. After I was satisfied with it I wrote on each block the letter it would be. Garrett decided to photo bomb with the skeleton. If you want to see how I made the spiderweb garland you can see how I made it here.

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Then I took them outside and painted the sides and the front with black spray paint. You can use craft paint but I had 4 cans of spray paint so I used it.

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After they had 2-3 coats on them and were dry (well almost I am so impatient) I went out to sand the edges a little with sandpaper to give them a distressed look.

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Wouldn’t you know all of the sudden every leaf in our back yard started falling down in a swirling dervish and it was starting to sprinkle so I did not get them as distressed as I wanted.

Make this cute Halloween block sign with wood blocks, paint, scrapbook paper and Mod Podge/ Miss Information Blog/ #Halloween #Crafts #BlockSign #Mod Podge #Scrapbooking

Next I took scrapbook paper and printed the letters on 8×8 paper. I had an old Halloween paper pack that I used. Make sure that you allow for each letter to be the same amount of inches from the bottom of the block and that you allow for the height of each block above the letter. This will allow for all of your letters to line up across the bottom.  I started with my A because I wanted to get the crow in the right place.

Once they were printed out I cut them with my scrap-booking paper cutter. Apparently my blade was dull because it left these paper turds along the edge.

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So I got out my sandpaper and lightly sanded from the back and it got all those little hangy pieces off!

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Now I grabbed Mod Podge. I have never really used this stuff before so I said a little prayer I would not mess this up. ( I know and you wonder how I can call myself a crafter!) I spread the Mod Podge on the block and then placed the letters on top. Umm can I just tell you it is not easy to photograph yourself while trying to craft at the same time. Then I used the Mod Podge roller to try and get the bubbles out and any excess Mod Podge.

Make this cute Halloween block sign with wood blocks, paint, scrapbook paper and Mod Podge/ Miss Information Blog/ #Halloween #Crafts #BlockSign #Mod Podge #Scrapbooking

Once it was dry I put another coat of Mod Podge on top. Apparently I did something wrong because a got a few bubbles on 2 of my letters, maybe I should have gotten out that Mod Podge Rocks book I bought to actually learn how to do it before I do it!

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Don’t you love that last picture, it’s literally watching glue dry!

Here is how my Mod Podge Halloween Block Signs turned out. I love them! I arrange them straight or stack them up like the first picture! The biggest bonus was not having to buy anything to make them.

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If you want to see how my Halloween mantle turned out you can see it here.

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Kelley Wilson

I love to cook, drink wine and craft. I live in Georgia with my husband and 2 sons. My goal this year is to become a better photographer and spend more time with my boys,

Comments

  1. says

    I love those bright colors….! Halloween is such a fun funky holiday. Great sign-blockage….:)

  2. says

    Looks pretty darn good for a crafter who never used modge podge before. Love the paper pattern and colors. So cute, Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  3. says

    Your block project is fantastic. I'm adding it to my very long list of things to make for Halloween! If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit "One Creative Weekend" on <a rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow">OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  4. says

    These look great!Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. I will be featuring this on my blog this weekend. Have a great weekend!Julie

  5. says

    These turned out great! I love the paper you chose! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Link Party! I hope you'll stop by this week and share any new projects. :)

  6. Anonymous says

    Love this idea! I'm going to try this for random decorative words/letters throughout the house. (Live, Laugh, Love etc) Thanks!

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