Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Road Sign

I finished up this project a few days ago and I am lovin' the way it turned out. Plus, it was made from pallet wood, so it was free!
I brainstormed and searched online to come up with the street names (aren't they clever?). I cut my pallet wood in half and cut an arrow shape on one end. I didn't mark or measure because I wanted them to all look different. I painted one coat on the front and left the edges to finish later.  
I made some stencils with my vinyl cutter,
painted,
removed,
and lightly sanded.
I laid out them out on a painted 2" x 4", until I got them spaced and angled the way I liked. I nailed them on with some old rusty nails. I then took some very watered down black paint and quickly painted over the front and edges and wiped most of it off with a wet paper towel. I took it outside, stuck it in the dirt, and piled some rocks around it.
 

 
I love the colors and the fun Halloween fonts. This project was fun and so easy, when Halloween is over, I'm gonna make one for fall!

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49 comments:

Amanda said...

I love this, it looks great! The road names are fab.

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

These are great, and I love the road names. Are they from places you been too? Would you post at my Sunday's Best party going on now! Too cute not to share

Andrea Brand . Charcoal and Crayons said...

So fun and fabulous! I love how it's a very creative and unique piece of Halloween decor.

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

Genius idea to use a pallet...gotta love free stuff! I am thinking a Christmas one would be way fun. New follower :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Very creative! It turned out great and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Wendy said...

Great colors!

Katie said...

This is too cute!!!

Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress said...

This is soooo cute! I am featuring it on my blog Wednesday! Yay! Have a wonderful week! www.johnnyinadress.com

Angela B said...

Always trying to figure out what to do with Pallets! Great job!

Hilary Anne said...

This is so cute! Love it, love it! So creative and a great execution!

Melissa Moore said...

This is so stinkin' cute. Isn't Halloween the best? Visiting from Today's Creative Blog!

Kei said...

That is such a fun idea! It looks cool :D

Angie said...

Your signs look wonderful! I seriously think they are awesome and perfect for halloween!
I also make mine the same way!!
I'm your newest follower.
Please come visit me also!

P.S Your name rocks!
- Angie @
http://create-it-fab.blogspot.com/

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I think this is SO cute and clever! Pinning now ;-)

moonsword said...

Super screamingly cool! Fabulous idea!
I found you through TCB. Cheers!

code reduction said...

Very creative work you finished. It turned out great and gorgeous colours. I visited your almost each and every blog post and noticed that you have fabulous idea.

Amanda Joy said...

I NEED to do something like this! I love the colors and fonts you chose.

Hopping over from Someday Crafts
Amanda Joy
www.joyinthejumble.com

Ingrid@morestylethancash said...

These are so funny! I really liked the way you distressed them and yes the names are wickedly clever!

Melissa said...

I love this!!!!

Tina said...

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

Waaaay Cool!

Sharing on my FB page right now!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Saw The 36th Avenues fb post.
SUPER stinking CUTE.
All the sayings are fab.
Happy Halloween =)))

J's mom said...

Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have, in my link party at
http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

Thanks,

Peggy

Cutebug Designs said...

Love the colors and the idea. A must do for next year!

Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/halloween-road-sign-marker/

Terri said...

So freakin' cute (pardon the pun)...wish I had time before Halloween to whip one of these out. Love the creative names you came up with!

"Pinned it" to Pinerest, hope that was okay, if not let me know!

shopannies said...

love these type of signs and the colors you choose are perfect for halloween come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Love this and I just got a pallet so I could totally make one! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Just Jaime said...

This is so fun! Love the colors!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Love it! There are so many awesome things you can do with pallets. Thanks for sharing this!

Lindsay said...

I adore these little signs. What a great Halloween project! I love all the colors that you chose! Super creative! Thanks so much for linking up @ Show & Share! I am very glad that you did!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

I LOVE your Halloween sign post! The fonts are fantastic (I'm a sucker for typography) and the street names are so cute...I mean scary :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Lindsay said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today from the Show & Share link party! Congrats! Grab a button if you'd like!

Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff said...

Love love the signs!!!

I featured them today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/10/time-to-shine-features-no-40.html

Kara said...

Totally love this idea! The street names you used are so darn clever! I'll be featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

I'll be featuring this on Halloween. I'd love for you to stop by, check it out, and grab a button :)

Jessica
http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Heather said...

This is to fun and cute! I featured it at So Very Creative.
http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-road-sign.html

gail said...

Thank you so much for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can!
I LOVE this halloween road sign!!!
catching you this week!
gail

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU over on my blog today! Thank you so much for sharing this fun Halloween project at {wow me} wednesday! :) Feel free to grab a featured button if you'd like!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2011/10/take-look-at-you-boo-edition.html

Rose said...

This is such a creative idea! I love how it turned out. Thanks for the great pictures and tips.

weissbunt said...

I love pallet wood projects. Your road signs are awesome. I seriously need to get a hold of some pallets myself ;-).

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

Pallet wood projects are the best! Yours turned out great! I can't wait to share this project with Jim. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!!! (Now I really need to blog about our pallet wood flag)

Sommer said...

Oh now this is too darn cute! Wish I had more time I would so make one for myself! Please come link this to my VIP party this weekend http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/10/vip-party-34.html and have a Happy Halloween!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your sign idea is so clever and unique! Thanks for the tips!

A Lived in Home said...

This is Ahhhmazing!! I want one!!

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