Hello my pretties. You guys are in for a treat!
Today is the Delightfully Wicked Halloween Hop.
I'm so excited to be kicking off this event by showing you how to create your own
Halloween Book Page Wall Art
But grab yourself a cup of coffee (or vodka, if that's how you roll) because I've got seven fang-tastic bloggers joining me today to share some wickedly awesome Halloween projects.
So let's hop to it.....
As many of you know, we moved into a new house a few months ago and for the first time ever I actually have a foyer, unlike our old casa where you walked in and
"Oh, hi! You're standing in my living room!"
I thought this would be the perfect spot for some festive Halloween decor. I've been wanting to hang a blown up version of a book page on my walls ever since I pinned this image a while back.
This project is super easy thanks to PicMonkey. I shared a tutorial back in the spring on how to create kid's wall art using this site. I just love how user friendly it is!
Before we get started you will want to decide which book and page you would like to recreate for your wall. I knew right away I wanted to use "Sleepy Hollow" for my Halloween art. Growing up I remember my dad reading this story to us and it's always been one of my favorites. Lo and behold, I happen to find the "Sleepy Hollow" book in the One Spot section of Target for one buckaroo.
I skimmed through the book until I found a page that seemed spooky and climatic.
Step 1: Head to Pic Monkey
Step 2: Hover over "Design" and choose 8 x 10 canvas size
Step 3: Next, in order to recreate that old book page background you will need to select your texture, which is the net-like image on the bottom left-side of your screen (please note image below is not of the full screen but just of the left navigation box).
Then choose "Paper" and select the antique brown looking square. Click "apply'.
Step 4. Now it's time to start adding your text. Click the "Tt" in the left navigation box.
Click the "Add Text" bar. Play around with the different fonts and type in your wording in the center of your canvas (you will have to eyeball it).
I used the "Roman Antique" font. Don't forget to add your page number!
Step 5. Optional, but you could add flourishes to your art too (click the butterfly on the left).
Some are only available if you pay and "upgrade" your account.
Step 6: Last thing to do is to "Save" your image to your computer. If you would like a poster size of your wall art you can have them printed at your local Staples, Office Max, Walgreens, etc. I usually look for a store that is running a current sale on their prints/posters. This time I scored my poster for 50% off.
Note: Following the instructions above I found that most local printer's websites cautioned me not to order a poster larger than a 16 x 20, otherwise the quality of the pic would be poor and pixelated. I re-sized my image in Photoshop and upped it to 300 dpi because I wanted it BIG (24 x 36). I'm also going to warn you to make sure you double check for spelling errors before ordering your print AND to not proofread while a 1 year old is climbing your pant legs. I promise this will result in a failed project and you will have order another print....not that I would know anything about that.
I'm SO in love with my new wall art! I can't wait to make something similar for Christmas.
I found the rustic frame at Michaels during a 55% off sale.
The spider web runner is from Target and the white faux pumpkins can be found at most local craft stores. Little B confuses them for balls and drop kicks them all over the house. Sigh....life with a toddler.
Everything else is from Hobby Lobby
except for that spooktacular "Trick or Treat" wood block sign.
Isn't it adorable? It was handmade by the uber-talented Darlene from Blocks Paper Paint. Remember that time she made me those SUPER cute name blocks for the nursery?
Well guess what? Happy Hump Day because she is so kindly giving away
one of her Halloween items to one lucky reader!
But first don't forget to hop over to see my
ghoulfriends and all their festive and fun Halloween projects!
Get ready to be inspired....
Check out the entire Delightfully Wicked Halloween Hop below:
Ready to add some spooky and fun decor to your adobe?
Please enter below for your chance at (1) Halloween item from Blocks Paper Paint (excludes subway art).
Open to US & Canadian residents only (sorry international peeps!)
Winner will be announced next week!
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