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Making a "BOO" Pumpkin Sign

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Boo Pumpkin Sign
You can make easily this colorful Halloween project at home and have a unique, reusable seasonal decoration. This is a guide about making a "Boo" pumpkin sign.
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September 19, 2016

Get ready for Halloween with this awesome 3-D sign! It was a great way to use all of those cool Halloween scrapbooking papers that I keep buying with no project in mind.

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Supplies:

  • small foam pumpkin
  • paper mache letter "B"
  • stretched canvas
  • Halloween scrapbooking paper
  • Modge Podge
  • glossy black acrylic paint
  • glossy orange acrylic paint
  • glitter paint, optional
  • E6000 glue
  • knife or small saw
  • scissors
  • paint brushes
  • decorative tape, optional
  • crafting knife
  • cutting mat

Steps:

  1. Use a sharp knife or small saw to cut the pumpkin in half. Note: In the event that a piece comes off while cutting, simply glue it back in place (as shown below).
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  3. Paint the pumpkin orange and the stem black (or brown if you prefer). Apply as many coats as needed.
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  5. Paint the letter B black, applying 2-3 coats. I also applied a coat of glitter paint.
  6. Paint the edge of the canvas black. Make sure to come up over the edge a little bit, so that the white of the canvas doesn't show when the paper is trimmed.
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  8. Cut the Halloween paper into varying width strips. Arrange them into a pattern you like. I recommend leaving the paper longer than the canvas, you will trim it off later.
  9. Use a brush to apply Modge Podge to the canvas and begin attaching the strips of paper.
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  11. I found that applying a coat of Modge Podge to the tops of the paper strips, while I was also attaching new strips was helpful to hold them down. Then apply 2-3 coats of Modge Podge to the whole surface, following package instructions. Allow Modge Podge to dry thoroughly before continuing with the next steps.
  12. Turn the canvas over and use a crafting knife to trim off the overhanging paper. I decided to add a stripe of decorative tape along the top and bottom. Then I added one more layer of Modge Podge.
  13. Apply E6000 glue to the backs of the letter B and the pumpkin halves. Adhere them to the canvas. Allow the glue to thoroughly dry before hanging it up.
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October 20, 20161 found this helpful

This decorative Halloween sign takes a little bit of time but is well worth the effort. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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