How to hag it up!
(And…a little cheating never hurt anyone)
I found this great doll bed at the thrift store for 5 dollars. I knew I could hag this one up as a Halloween decoration!
After painting it an off white color, I sanded the edges to make it appear old:
Here is where the “cheating” comes in to play. We’re going to craft some letters on this bed.
Lettering can be very intimidating for most folks. However, I accidentally discovered a short cut to great lettering,
using only your PC!
First , print out your lettering in a mirror image format:
Next, immediately place it where you want it, face down on the painted surface. If you wait too long the ink will dry, and this will not work. Rub the paper down with a pencil. Use good pressure.
Here is how the image should appear after removing the paper:
Paint over the letters to darken them. Viola! Great lettering without frustrating and painstaking tracing!
Add embellishments here and there. Simple shapes are great. If you have made Halloween decorations as a kid, you’ve learned the basics already. Polka dots and stripes work well. Bats and spider are easy additions too.
Remember, it is the total look that matters. Do not concentrate on one area too much.
There you have it! For very little money, and a great sense of accomplishment you can have a nice addition to your holiday décor.