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Spooky Halloween Sign, Using the ink transfer method and old wood

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Halloween has been growing on me over the last few years...not sure why, but I have been really getting into the Spooky decor that comes with this holiday. It has especially been fun to let my kids get involved and this project was perfect for them. With a piece of old wood and some scrap chain I made a funky sign that quickly turned spooky with the help of some free Halloween dingbats...which my kids helped me pick!
Difficulty: Easy
  • used old wood ink transfer and chain to made a spooky halloween sign the kids, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects
Spooky Halloween Sign
  • used old wood ink transfer and chain to made a spooky halloween sign the kids, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects
Start with an old wood piece, cut it, and lightly sand.
  • used old wood ink transfer and chain to made a spooky halloween sign the kids, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects
Using screw eyes and chain I attached the boards together. Since the edges of the board I used were uneven I had to do different lengths of chain on some sides, which only added to the "spooky" look.
  • used old wood ink transfer and chain to made a spooky halloween sign the kids, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects
Using an inkjet printer, I printed my dingbat images reversed onto wax paper. Then I placed the waxed paper onto the wood and rubbed the image with a card...instant image transfer!
  • used old wood ink transfer and chain to made a spooky halloween sign the kids, halloween decorations, seasonal holiday decor, woodworking projects
Now we have a fun spooky Halloween Sign to hang on our door or front porch! For more details check out my blog post!

To see more: http://www.mylove2create.com/2012/09/spooky-halloween-sign.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Mindi @ MyLove2Create.com
    Mindi @... Broomfield, CO

    Thanks Shelly! I found the font here http://www.fontspace.com/sinister-fonts/zombie-holocaust It is called Zombie Holocaust, I found it by googling free halloween fonts! Good Luck!

  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner

    <3 it!

    • Melody Drinkwater Wagner

      Hi @Sharon my Grandmother's name was Carrie and my grandfather's name was William. There's a James, Sadie, William and a Tom Drinkwater. Does either of these names ring a bell. We we're from Massachusetts. We moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and

  • Kelly@mysoulfulhome
    Kelly@mysoulfulhome San Marino, CA

    Hi Mindi...wanted to let you know that I included your Halloween sign on a board I curated for Hometalk http://www.hometalk.com/b/1149772/halloween-decor-with-a-re-purpose I also did a post on the board @ www.mysoulfulhome.com. Hope that is all ok.

  • Katrina Warren
    Katrina Warren Levelland, TX

    @Mindi @ MyLove2Create.com Ooohhhhhh..... I didn't know about the ink transfer with wax paper, will have to try that! I <3 Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

  • Dorothy Svelmoe
    Dorothy Svelmoe Waynesville, NC

    Mindi ~ Have you ever tried clear velum thru your computer. I have an idea for a picture of my late husband and I want to put the poem on clear velum so the picture will show thru the poem when framed> Thanks, Dotti

    • Mindi @ MyLove2Create.com
      Mindi @... Broomfield, CO

      @Dorothy Svelmoe I have personally not printed on vellum, but I know it can be done. I googled "how to print on vellum" and found lots of good information! I hope that helps. I think that sounds like a wonderful idea with the picture and the poem!

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