Many of you know I recently began a new job. So far, training is going really well. With a different company, I am meeting some new acquaintances.
One of these teammates loves Nightmare Before Christmas, and asked me if I could create a Halloween Welcome Sign. The above photo is a cut file of Jack I purchased just for this project!
Rummaging for wood scraps around our old milk barn, Handsome Husband cut a 1 x 12 down to 48 inches tall, which was painted white. The font and face were both researched and found on Etsy. Can I just say that if this were for me, I would never have paid for cut files? It makes me a little sad that I'm not as nice to myself as I am to other people.
Here's the first practice run on sizing. A few tweaks were made. For example, the "W" was enlarged a bit. Once I was happy with the layout, letters were stenciled in orange then outlined with a black paint pen.
Jack's face was stenciled in black, then the edges were sharpened with a black paint pen. Orange plaid ribbon from my ridiculous pile of craft supplies added a simple bow at the top.
When this creation was delivered to my new friend at work, she loved it!
Here is the somewhat sinister Welcome Sign at its new home.
I only paid $3.98 for cut files. Everything else was already around here somewhere. The most time was probably spent on figuring out what size and where I wanted the lettering for this Nightmare of a Welcome Sign.
Do you enjoy the spooky Halloween stuff ?
That turned out great!ReplyDelete