OK, it’s still, like, 90 degrees outside which does not make my mind wander to thoughts of Pumpkin Spice Lattes nor fill me with a desire to carve pumpkins.
However, the Halloween mantle must be created! (well, actually the Halloween store display must be created for one of my favorite shops and shop owners – Marci at Co0p 28 in Los Feliz)
You may recall that I came up with my Halloween subway sign as I was just about to sign off for a nap.
Clearly I’m good under pressure.
So, naturally when Marci called to say she wanted the full display sooner I immediately felt like lying down.
But there was no time! It was Thursday afternoon and she wanted it by Friday. I guess other non-weather-dependent people were already in the Halloween mood and had asked for products.
So I applied sunscreen and wandered to the garage and to try to come up with a plan.
I cut some of my spare ¾” plywood down to 9.5×9.5 squares, waxed the edges and painted them black. And after it dried I sanded the edges and added some support strips
(You may be noticing
a distinct lack of new creative ideas a unique, personal style developing in my Halloween decorations.)
Back at the computer I blew up the images from my Halloween Coaster Sets to 8″ squares and, using Mod Podge applied them to some thin Masonite boards that I’d cut to size.
I went to attach the mounted, dried, graphics to the sanded backer boards and had a dilemma.
Once you put the graphic boards over the support strips you can’t SEE the support strips to nail into them.
So I slid extra support strips above and below them and, viola, a guide!
Genius!…..except when I accidentally nailed the guide in place and couldn’t get it out……
Anyway, a quick coat of spray sealer and it was off to the CoOp
I love it when a plan comes together!
They were very simple to make and Marci wants more.
I got some candle blocks in there.
And my Halloween Magnets
More ideas to come! After a brief siesta…..and a dip in a pool.
PS: These were, obviously, pretty simple to make and you could easily use images from the Graphics Fairy or any other clip art that caught your fancy.