Young and Crafty Sisters: Halloween Direction Post {Tutorial}

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Direction Post {Tutorial}


DIY Halloween Direction Post

This has probably been one of my favorite Halloween crafts that I’ve ever made! It was actually really easy to make and you don’t even need a Cricut or Silhouette to do the words. I’ve got a great tip that I’ve recently learned!




Supplies:
4x4 Wood
1x4 Wood
2x4 Wood
Paint
Sandpaper
Spider webs (optional)
Crows (optional)

Let’s get started!

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Cut your 4x4 to the height that you wanted. I didn’t measure, I just looked at it and decided I wanted a little taller than me. So it’s probably about 6’0. Paint it black. I propped mine up between 2x4’s so that I could easily paint two sides at once.

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Grab your 2x4’s and butt them against each edge of the 4x4. I didn’t even cut them the same length. I just found some scraps and used those. Paint them black as well.

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Cut your 1x4’s to the length you want. Then mark in the middle so that you can make the arrow.

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Use your middle mark and cut 45 degree angles. I used my miter saw but you could definitely use a miter box.

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Paint them all black.

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Next, print out the words you want to use on your arrows in any font you want. Now take a ball point pen and trace over the letters. Make sure to press kind of hard. I learned this technique HERE.

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You should be able to see the outline of where you have traced.

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Take a small paint brush and paint them. The pen mark kind of acts as a trench so that paint doesn’t seep out. Trust me, I am NOT a good painter unless it’s abstract! If I can do this, YOU can do this.

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Now take some sandpaper and make them look old and weathered. Make sure to lightly sand over the words too.

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Make sure to sand your post and the base.

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I used a nail gun to nail my arrows on to the 4x4. You could use screws or a hammer and nail. I alternated the direction of the arrows. I then hot glued a few crows onto the sign and covered it with spider webs.

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I absolutely love it! It will be sitting on my front porch to scare all the kids when they come trick or treating :)

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The Witch Way arrow just cracks me up. It doesn’t take much people, it doesn’t take much.

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And here’s the other side. The crows are just the perfect touch of spookiness.

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Such a fun and easy Halloween decoration!

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