Thursday, October 13, 2011

DIY Simple Halloween Typography

I needed a little Halloween somethin', somethin' to add to the table in my foyer.

During the summer my girlfriend happened to be cleaning her garage as I was walking by and handed me a box, while stating "You can probably find something to do with these." In the box were picture frames.. lots of them but all were only up to 5x7 in size. Some are pretty ugly. She had bought the whole box for 1.00 at a garage sale. What a deal, I had to take them.

So, I stuck them (hid them from my husband) -grin-  in storage and forgot about them till last night. I dug out my shiny black spray paint and painted up a 5x7 wooden frame.. the other was a suitable colour in a 4x6 size.

I cut a couple of black and white patterned scrap papers to fit in the frames and pulled up SCAL on my Macbook. I used the font Rudelsberg (think Disney Haunted Mansion font) to lay out the words Boo and eek! If you don't have SCAL, use your favorite cart font making sure to keep the letters sized to fit your frame. I cut the letters with my Cricut using black cardstock.


Next I simply glued the letters to the paper and popped them into the frames. I'm not sure if I'll put the glass back in, but right now I'm liking it without.

Cricut Halloween Typography


  1. What a great use of old picture frames, Patricia!! These make perfect Halloween decorations!! So creative and awesome!! :)


  2. Super Cute!!!
    Eva :0)

  3. Hi Patricia, what a lovely job you did with the frames. Just perfect for Halloween. I have found you and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and hope to visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would like that. Hugs, Chris

  4. So very cute, easy and fun to change out. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  5. Those frames are adorable and so versatile, great job.

    Visiting from Debbiedoos.

  6. Great project and I love how you upcycled the frame, featuring this in tomorrow's A Crafty Soiree. Thanks for linking up to us!

  7. Love these! I also acquire random things like frames from friends cleaning out their homes. In fact the "new" framed pieces for this Halloween are hung in some of those free frames. Fun font! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you'd come and share something you made/did/bought sometime before blogging. Can't wait to see what you share at the party.


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