Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Subway Sign


Subway signs are all the rage, and  like many others, I decided to try my hand at making a Halloween one.    I made this sign with Shannon, a new friend.  Now that I have made one, I can see all the possibilities.  Shannon had the Cricut and the vinyl.  I supplied the board and paint.  I like how  it turned out and I love how easy they are.  Best, of all we had a lot of fun talking and getting to know each other. 

I went to my local lumber company and asked them to cut a large manufactured wood board into two equal pieces; the board cost $4.00.  Then we spray painted the boards.  We took inspiration ---should I say almost copied--the design by Allison at A Glimpse Inside. A lot of the subway signs are monochromatic, but when it comes to Halloween, I like color; so we used lots of Halloween colors.  I then spray painted it white, very lightly, to achieve a mysterious, spooky, Halloween look.


 I hope you make a Halloween Subway Sign today.

15 comments:

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Hi Joni,

Congrats to Carol W. on her big win and what a darling subway sign. I am going to gather stuff and do one next weekend...Thanks for your lead. Like you, I love color!

Kirby said...

What a cute subway sign! I need to make me one now! Congrats to Carol W. also!

parTea lady said...

Congrats to Carol.

Don't know where I've been, but I hadn't noticed the subway sign trend before. Your Halloween subway sign is great and looks like a fun project.

Carol said...

Joni, Your sign turned out great!

Sheila said...

I love your sign too! I've seen the painted ones but didn't think about using my Cricut to make one. Duh!!! What kind of wood did you use? My hubby is a builder so I'm sure he can dig up something. Thanks for the inspiration.

adrienzgirl said...

I love the sign. But then, I love all things Halloween!

Allison said...

That looks fabulous!

Julie Harward said...

I love your subway sign, very cute and yay for your winner too! :D

Miss Merry said...

What an adorable sign for the season!

Pondside said...

That's a new hallow e'en decorating idea for me - it would be so cute down by the road.

Bonnie said...

So clever and cute. Wish I had one.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats to Carol! Your sign is really cute, the possibilities are endless:@)

Clements Family said...

Very cute! I wish you would just make it for me:)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Love yours. I wish I'd been able to do mine with vinyl letters...the painting wasn't that easy for me, but I still love having one. I have a board ready to try my hand at a Christmas one too!

Congrats to your winner!

Sue said...

I have been wanting to try a subway sign for awhile. Yours is so cute! the possibilities are endless!

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