Signs that a party is brewing |For what it's worth

Amazon links may be included. Thank you for supporting this blog at no additional cost to you.

Friday

Signs that a party is brewing

It's getting close...the party is next weekend.  Today's project was not hard at all.  I love easy projects that go just like I imagined!   This party is for our large extended family and a few close friends.  We needed a sign board that gives the party guests an idea of what is available and when they should move on to the next activity. I scavenged through hubs wood stash in the garage and found an appropriate board.  It is a piece of particle board about 2 feet by 4 feet. A trip to Walmart, a can of Rust-Oleum Textured Black spray paint, and 10 minutes later (plus some drying time)  I have a chalk board. I didn't even bother sanding it because  I think the slight roughness of the board helps release the chalk. I borrowed some colored chalk from the grands art box and... we have a sign.    There will probably be some adjustments, but I like the look a lot.

DIY chalboard sign for Halloween party


Tomorrow I'm headed to help start putting up the decorations at a cousins house.  I'm super excited as she and her daughter sculpted some wire ghost silhouettes like we saw on Pinterest.  The Pinterest pin led back to a flickr pic and had no instructions, so she winged it.  Want a sneak peek?  Here are a couple of pictures she sent to me via her mobile phone.


She bent, shaped and squeezed some inexpensive chicken wire to make the shapes.



11 comments:

  1. Very cute! I just love using chalkboards with decor :o)

    Thanks for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Spray some hairspray over this and it should set the chalk so it won't get messed up.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's not that easy to mess up. Need a wet sponge to remove the chalk.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Jeannie, wandered over here via my site, thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I love the chalkboard sign and the party sounds like a lot of fun. AND, your ghost is really very ghost-like.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I had no idea it was that easy to make a chalkboard! I love how it turned out!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Halloween these look spooky :)

    Your newest visitor from {Follow Me Wednesday Blog Hop}, and would love if you could follow us at http://prettysquared.blogspot.com

    Stay pretty, Miranda M. and Mackenzie M.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've been wanting to try that! It looks awesome! Love the zombie coming out of the ground! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Make sure to enter the giveaway! Hope to see you back next week!

    ReplyDelete
  8. So happy you linked up Monday. I'm featuring you in my chalkboard paint project round up: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/10/ten-chalkboard-paint-projects.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. LOVE your blog. Browsen around I saw this post. Amazing goblins and love your sign:)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I did wet the chalk to get the vivid colors.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I do love spooky and ghoulish for Halloween Jeannie! Your sign looks awesome and your cousin's wire ghosts are fantabulous! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I am featuring your post tonight on my Facebook page and have pinned it to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest too :-)

    ReplyDelete

Gosh, I really love it when you leave comments...It feels all warm and fuzzy. :)