10.19.2011

Boo! Halloween Blocks {Printable Letters}

I'm back with another guest post to share with you today.  Thanks to all of you who came to check out my Boo! Halloween Blocks over at Rhinestone Beagle's Howl-oween Tricks and Treats Craftathon!   The craftathon is going on all month if you're looking for some fun ideas for Halloween.


Today I'm going to show you how to make these fun little Boo! Halloween Blocks.  They are small in size and all together only measure 3"x 6".  This is a great size for small spaces like a window sill or a book case, although you could make a larger set and use 2x4's too.

Boo!Halloween Blocks
Supplies Needed
10 to 10 1/2" length of 1 1/2" wide primed mdf (Buy a 1 1/2" x 6' board.)
Miter Box and Hand Saw (if you don't have a power saw)
Sandpaper
Black Paint
Foam Paint Brush
Mod Podge
Scrapbook Paper
Distress Ink (black walnut)
Vinyl, photo copy of printable, or black and white paper to trace the letter pattern
Black Plastic Spider and Artificial Spider Web

Directions
  1. Cut two pieces of mdf 3" long.  Cut 2 pieces of mdf 2" long. 
  2. Sand any rough edges.
  3. Paint the blocks black, let dry, and sand edges and corners to distress, letting the white through.
  4. Cut out pieces of scrapbook paper slightly smaller than the blocks.  Run the distress ink around the edge of the paper.
  5. Brush Mod Podge onto the painted block and then smooth the paper on.  Let dry.  Brush Mod Podge over the top of the paper.  Let dry.
  6. Apply the lettering.  There are several ways you can do this.  *Trace around the letters onto black and white paper, cut around, and Mod Podge onto the blocks.  *Cut them in vinyl.  *Print the printable pattern at a photo center, cut out the letters and Mod Podge them on.  (It's necessary to have it printed professionally so the ink doesn't smear when you apply the Mod Podge.)  *Print the traceable pattern on your home computer and then copy that print onto heavy paper using a copy machine.  Cut around the letters and Mod Podge them onto the blocks.  (It's necessary to copy it so the ink won't smear when you apply the Mod Podge.)
  7. Hot glue the blocks together to give them some stability.  (Optional)
  8. String artificial spider web over the blocks and add a little black spider.
Letter Patterns
  • Click on the image to bring it to full resolution before saving it to your computer.
  • The black box around the letters should measure 4" x 6" when printed for the letters to print at the correct size.
 What was that!?
Who cut the lightsWho's there?!

 Happy Howl-oween! 

Rhinestone Beagle


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5 comments:

Karen said...

So cute! Love the eyeballs:)

BJ_Mama said...

Love it!!! My favorite part is the spiderweb on top...very SPOOKY!

lynn said...

this is so fun! very cute, janet!

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