Halloween Sign: Salem Broom Co.

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I LOVE decorating for the Holidays! Don’t you? I also love to come up with new and different ideas for the Holidays.  I have a small corner in my entry way that is the perfect little spot to add some fun Season decor items.  Well…I have had a JOY sign hanging in this corner since last Christmas! haha! It was time to finally create a unique Halloween Sign for that space.

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So, because I don’t ever do anything half way (which can be a curse…LOL) I created a couple of different Halloween Signs to decorate the area.  Today I will be sharing this Salem Broom Co. Sign with you.  I created it with my Cricut Explore and you can make it today!

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I also created this Broom Parking Sign which I really love!  I will be sharing that in a later post for you as well!  I had initially wanted to hang the Salem Broom Co. Sign on the wall, but couldn’t get it to fit well on the space I had.  I needed a vertical sign but the vertical sign option wasn’t working out how I had envisioned it…so…not one who is easily deterred, decided to build this white post to hang the sign from.  And of course I will also share how I built the post in a later post.

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You will need the following to make the Salem Broom Co. Sign

Supplies:

Piece of Wood 9 x 24 inches

Wood Stain (I used Minwax’s Red Mahogany Stain)

White Paint

Brown Craft Paint

Sand Paper

Stencil Paint Brush

Paint Brush

Eye Hooks or Picture Hangers

Twine

Cricut Explore

Vinyl 

Transfer Paper

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Directions:

1.  Cut your wood so that it measures 9 x 24 inches.

2.  Sand around the edges and smooth down any rough spots.  Dust off the board with a damp, clean rag.

3.  Stain the board with your stain color of choice.  Let dry 24 hours.

4.  Paint over the entire board with your white paint and let it dry.  I only painted one coat over the board because I wanted some of the stain to show through.  You can paint yours to your desired look.

5.  Cut out your vinyl on your Cricut Explore machine which you can do right now by clicking here:

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6.  Pull the vinyl LETTERS out of the vinyl so that you can do a reverse stencil and paint the words on the sign in your brown paint.

7.  Attach the transfer paper to the vinyl and transfer it onto your wood…be sure to center it.

8.  Stencil the lettering with your brown paint and stencil brush.  I did it fairly lightly so that the sign had an aged look.

9.  After the paint has dried, sand the edges and the surface of the board in different areas to create a worn look.

10.  Attach the eye hooks to the top of the sign or attach the picture hooks on the back of the sign depending on how and where you want to hang the sign.

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I would love to see photos if you make one!  I always love to see when you guys make something that I share here!  Happy Halloween Crafting!

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Bushel and A Peck Pillow

I am finally able to share with you this Bushel and A Peck Pillow, which is one of the very first projects I made with the new Cricut Explore machine. You may remember when I shared with you about how I came to love Cricut’s new machine. I shared with you a sneak peak of this pillow and many of you asked how you could get one for yourself! Well today is that day (and yes…there are STILL no pictures in my photo frames…ha…I give up ;)…

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I, for one, particularly LOVE this pillow and project.  My mom used to sing this to us when we were little.  I think that many of you may feel the same way about this fun little song.  So I thought, since I have sung it to my kids, it would be fun to display it in our home.

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I simply made a pillow cover using this pillow cover tutorial I have shared with you earlier.  I made it out of a painter’s drop cloth.  I have almost used up that drop cloth now after using it for several pillows and other projects around my home.

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Then, using the Cricut Design Space, I designed this fun phrase from the song and cut it out in vinyl.  You can cut it out in iron on transfer material if you want, but I wanted to stencil the words on so that it had a more faded vintage look to it.  Either way will work great, depending on your own tastes.

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I used the vinyl as a stencil for the pillow and stenciled it on with some black fabric paint.

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Be sure to put a piece of paper or cardboard in between the layers of fabric (especially if you use a thinner fabric) so that the paint does not bleed through onto the back of the pillow.

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Then after it has dried completely, put your pillow insert in the pillow cover and display in your child’s room, nursery or family room.  Right now it is sitting in our family room.  We had it there for Valentine’s as part of our decor…but I have left it out on display because it makes me happy when I see it.  It is a good reminder of when my babies…were…well babies.  I kinda miss that stage!

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One of my favorite things about working with Cricut is that you can now MAKE this EXACT project with the click of one button on your own Cricut Explore Machine.  Seriously…how awesome is that?!

It will cut out exactly how I have it here, or you can change it up a bit to fit the size and needs of your own style.  Want to print it out for a painted sign?  Or put on a blanket?  You can do that too…

And? If you don’t have a new Cricut Explore machine, stay tuned…we have something exciting in the works!

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Is this a phrase you use in your family? If not, I would love to know what phrase or quote you use!



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