Fall is in the air and it’s almost time to start decorating for Halloween! I love it, this is my favorite time of year! If you’re anything like me, and are NOT into the whole gruesome Halloween decorations then this is the perfect DIY for you. This cute Frankenstein decor will set the perfect scene for your not so scary Halloween.
All supplies can be found at Michaels:
- Wooden square plaque (6″x6″)
- Sand paper
- 2 sponge brushes
- Paint brush with thin tip
- Acrylic paint in light green, black, and red
- Gloss Mod Podge
- Stiff felt in black, red and white
- Googly eyes
- 2 screws (3/4″ long)
- Saw tooth frame hook
- Glue (EX: Craft Glue, E6000, Gorilla Glue etc…)
Step 1: The first thing you’re going to want to do is lightly sand the wooden square plaque on all sides. You’re going to do this because you will end up with a much smoother surface once your project is completely finished, and so that you do not get any splinters while working on it. Don’t forget to dust off any loose particles before you begin painting.
Step 2: With the sponge brush you’re going to apply the MEADOW GREEN acrylic paint on the raised flat side of the wooden square and you’re also going to want to paint half of each side of the wooden square (left, right) and also the entire bottom part. Let this dry completely (about 20 minutes) before you begin step 3.
Step 3: Paint the left, right and top half of Frankenstein’s head in BLACK. When that dries up, turn the wooden square over to the side that is still unfinished and paint the back of his head entirely in black.
**Once the black paint has completely dried, you will cover the entire wooden square with Mod Podge GLOSS. Mod Podge dries clear.
Step 4: Take your stiff black felt and Cut a 2inch strip with a wavy pattern on one side. Spread some craft glue on one side with your finger and place it on the top of his head
Step 5: Use your red paint to draw the stitches on the upper left hand corner of Frankie’s face
Step 6: Place his googly eyes by dabbing on a little glue on the back of them and placing them on his face
Step 7: cut a thin strip of the black felt for his eye brows, spread a little glue on the back and place it over his eyes.
Step 8: Cut a strip of red felt for the mouth
Step 9: cut a small square for the tooth with the white felt and then attach the screws on each side
Step 10: Screw one 3/4 inch screw about 1 inch from the bottom of each side of Frankenstein’s neck
Step 10: Turn Frankie over and attach the frame hook to the back of his head and voile, you’re done! That wasn’t so hard was it? Now go ahead and hang him up!
Pretty simple right? this is one of my favorite DIY’s. Its cute, its simple, and its one I’ve used for years.
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Until next time, Happy Crafting!