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


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!
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!
Mindi @ MyLove2Create.com

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  • Katrina Warren
    on Oct 15, 2014

    @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
    on Oct 26, 2014

    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
      on Oct 27, 2014

      @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! Good luck!

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