Spooky Dollar Tree Halloween Sign with Cricut
Autumn leaves, sweater weather, bonfires, pumpkins and gourds! Cool, crisp days are here and it’s almost Halloween! Ghost use and goblins around ever bend! Spooky decorations are going up everywhere. So I thought I would share with you how to do a cheap, ghoulish sign. Here how I made my Dollar Tree Halloween sign with Cricut.
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Time For Halloween Decorations
I love the Dollar Tree! Absolutely! I regularly cruise their isles in search of treasures to create things on the cheap. This time I found some cool signs and sweet frames to transform.
So to begin, pop out the blacks of the frames and remove the circle. I kept the block of wood on these. (I will show you what I did with the frames a little later.) Pint the circles white, black, green and orange. Use short bursts and several coats to prevent any runs or puddles.
Painting the Dollar Tree Spooky Halloween Sign
I’ve heard you can sand the glitter off of these signs, but since this is for me I simply turned it over and painted the back black. The sides needed a little touch up and then it was ready. Of course I removed the twine hanger before painting.
Cricut for the Spooky Halloween Sign
Time to use the Cricut to cut the designs you can find at my Resource Library. They are faces for a spider, pumpkin, monster and ghost.
You will need 4 black pipe cleaners for legs. Cut them in half, give them a bend and attach them to the back. I tried to use E6000, but ended up using hot glue. I don’t know what I was thinking!
I had a catastrophe with my green circle! I used a fresh piece of string grip transfer paper and it pulled the paint off. So I tried sanding the circle a little so the paint would adhere a little better. That didn’t work as it rolled the old paint up, so I cut a circle of green vinyl and adhered it to my piece. I’m not so sure this wouldn’t have been the pest way to go with all the faces!
Two More Spooky Faces
The pumpkin turned out fine, but the ghost also had a bit of paint come up. Not so bad that I couldn’t just patch it and still use it. Gives him character!
Distress the Board for Contrast
Now the problem I had was that black on black , the spider wasn’t showing up! So I thinned some Waverly Ivory acrylic paint and distressed the board some by dragging it off with a paper towel.
Spooky Dollar Tree Halloween Sign with Cricut Finished
All that is left now is to attach the pieces to the board. Place the faces on the board where you want them and hot glue them down. Then simply restring the hanger and tie a knot to secure it from going through the hole.
So there you go! One spooky Halloween sign with Cricut. I love it! Have you turned a Dollar Tree sign into something else? I’d love to see what you’re making! Please leave a comment or photo below.
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