Monday, September 23, 2013

Vintage Typewriter Keys... Halloween Sign

I've been working on some Halloween Signs! I made a Halloween Sign patterned after the Pottery Barn Style of Vintage Typewriter Keys.  

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I love how simple it is!  It goes anywhere and looks so cute with whatever you place next to.  It was fun to make and I thought I would share it with you!!

I think it looks pretty cute with our  little Witchy Owl...

I bought an 8 in. wide pine board at Lowe's.  I cut it in length to 28 in. long.  I painted it  a cream/white.  After the paint was dry I placed 6 circle stencils measuring 4 in. diameter that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo.  I painted the circles black... (if you do not have a silhouette you can trace around the outside of larger cup and paint the inside of the circle freehand)

  Once they were dry I placed the letter stencils cut in a courier font in the middle of black circles... If you do not have a silhouette, you can print off the letters on your printer and cut them out and trace and paint them in by hand...

I painted them with cream/ white paint...

Once the letters were dry, I made the vintage typewriter circles.  I took a cup that was slightly smaller than the diameter of the black circle.  I dipped it in various places on the rim.  I did not put paint on  the entire rim of the cup.  

I placed the paint around the black circle to give it character...

I sanded the outer edges of the board and ran  a little bit of stain over the area to give it some character.

Project complete! I think this sign is one of my favorites!

If you would like to see  Halloween signs I just finished using an old pallet, you can see them here or by clicking on the photo below...

With Much Love & Gratitude,

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  1. that turned out so cute- great idea with the paint on the cup to add the shadow/light effect!

  2. Love the sign and thanks for the directions!!!

  3. What kind of stain did you use for your edges? And, did you go over the letters with some of your white paint? It looks as if you did a light brushing of paint?

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