Friday, October 7, 2011

Boo! Eek! {tutorial}

This project was completely free... everything I needed I had around the house from previous projects.

A quick and easy project to spruce up your mantel for Halloween.

-2x4 (left over from a previous project)
-chalkboard spray paint
-An awesome hubby who will cut your 2x4. (Or do it yourself, but mine thought I might lose a finger using a saw myself)

Cut a straight edge on both ends of your 2x4. Section off six blocks (or however many blocks you want). I wanted my blocks to all be different sizes to add some dimension to such a simple project. Once your blocks are cut, just spray paint them with your chalkboard paint. I did two coats on each side.

Originally I was going to use an old stencil to write the letters, but I decided I wanted to free hand them. Once your blocks are dry, write whatever your crafty mind chooses!

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  1. Those are so cute! I still haven't tried the chalkboard paint yet. I need to try that!!

  2. what a great idea! and so simple! thanks for sharing...

    Maggie @

  3. Hi Angela! Because I love your blog so much, I'm passing on the versatile blogger award to you! Come check out the rules on my site @
    XoXo! ;)

  4. Featuring your fun blocks over on my blog today! So cute! Thanks for linking up to my fa-boo-lous link party last week! :) Have a great weekend!

    Ginger @