A while back, in September I think, I was recruited to make a sign for a friend that said "Peace, Love and Candy Corn" for her house. And I started it in October, knowing I wouldn't get it to her in time for Halloween but at least thought I'd get it to her by November. Well, life happened and I never finished. But this weekend, I FINALLY finished it. So now she'll have it for next Halloween and Thanksgiving.
So here's the process.
I bought an old cabinet door at a flea market (Canton) for $1.
I spray painted it white.
Then using a bright orange and yellow, made it look like candy corn.
Then I cut out the words using my Cricut and black vinyl.
I decided to use the other side for generic Fall decor. So I left it the color of the cabinet door alone and cut my vinyl letters out using my Cricut. I didn't have a peace sign on any of my Cricut cartridges so I had to have my friend Dina, who has a Silhouette cut one for me (it's going in the blank space beneath Peace).
As you can see below, I spray painted it a burnt orange color and peeled the vinyl off. I had my husband drill 2 holes for me.
Using a really thick gauge jewelry wire that I had on hand, I ran some wire through the hole, added a bead and twisted the wire using my jewelry tools (pliers).
Then I strung some fun chunky beads on the wire.
I ran the other end of the wire through the other hole, added a bead and twisted it as well.
Can't wait to give it to her!
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