Confession: I am a procrastinator.
I really honestly attempt to get things done ahead of time, but I just don’t typically like the results. For some reason, my brain works much better under pressure and I seem to come up with my best stuff when I’m under the gun, so why would my Halloween decor be any different?
I’m really not one that enjoys anything scary or spooky at any time of the year and Halloween is no exception. I wanted to create a sign that was definitely Halloween-related, but not anything that was going to scare my kidlets in any way. Here is the final product:
Keep reading to get the full (super easy!) tutorial on how recreate this Boo Board on your own!
The kidlets and I headed to Walmart to pick up our Elmer’s #GlueNGlitter products that I’d need to create the Boo Board. You can see how it went and read all about it here. I seriously finished the entire project in less than 30 minutes and if you have pre-cut letters and shapes, you can do this even quicker!
crepe paper * Elmer’s X-TREME Glue Stick (not shown)
1. Start by using an X-acto knife to carefully slice along the center seam to separate the board into 2 equal pieces. If you’d like a larger board with the letters more spread out, go ahead and skip this step.
2. Lay out your pieces ahead of time so that you have an idea of the space planning of your Boo Board. The pumpkin piece will lay flat the board, so using the Elmer’s X-TREME glue stick, generously coat it and stick it to the foam board.
3. I want the board to have some visual depth. Carefully place Elmer’s Pop-Up Glue Spots on the back of each of the letters and place them on the board. Warning: these little buggers are sticky! If you accidentally place it in the wrong spot, don’t expect to get it back up very easily!
This is what your board should look like when all of the pieces are affixed to the board. See how the BOO is raised?
4. Taking the crepe paper, set your sewing machine to the setting for optimal ruffling, and get to ruffling. I can’t really give you a definite yardage on how much crepe paper you’ll need; check periodically as you’re ruffling to determine how much more crepe paper you’ll need. Man, I love a good ruffle.
5. Get your glue spots ready again! Place glue spots in each of the corners and at the locations shown in the picture below. I’ve found that instead of manually taking the glue spot off with your fingers, it’s easier if you lay the spot still attached onto the foam board and then peel it slowly.
6. Starting in one of the corners, place the ruffled crepe paper along the Elmer’s Glue Spots.
7. When you reach the final corner, place another glue spot on the beginning of the crepe paper and attach the end of the crepe paper. Trim any excess paper.
You’re done! So easy, cute, and quick to make!
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #gluenglitter,
but all opinions and ideas are 100% my own. #collectivebias #CBias