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Thursday, October 27, 2011

B is for Boo!

The typography trend is still going strong and I wanted to add a bit of fun to my buffet.

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I had looked for inspiration on Pinterest and found some really darling designs.

This wall hanging was created from wooden letters by Then She Made.

Uncommon made clever yarn wrapped letters.


I adore the delightful details A Diamond in the Stuff added.

There were several white pumpkins embellished with “BOO”. My favorite design was done by my good friend Yvonne.

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But for all my searching there were very few letters in non traditional neutral colors. So I decided to give it a go. I began with paper mache letters found at Hobby Lobby.

Paper Mache Letter - B

Before I started painting I traced the letter onto the backside of the scrapbook paper. It was a heavy card stock weight. The letters were spray painted with a light coating of Krylon semi~gloss white. Once they were dry I hand painted the sides and interiors of the letters with Folkart Metallic Champagne acrylic paint. I then added a light coating of Mod Podge onto the letter and carefully placed the hand cut cardstock paper in place.

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Once the letter was dry there were a few edges of the cardstock that needed to be cleaned up. I used an hobby/utility/exacto knife I purchased ages ago at Hobby Lobby.


A generous amount of Elmer’s glue was added to the sides and interiors of the letters. Then a heaping amount of platinum colored German glass glitter was sprinkled over the glue. Once dry I added a seam binding bow, a bit of raffia and a button to the “B” with a bit of hot glue.

On a side note, I selected two different designs of cardstock for the front and back. One shade was more of a white palette and the other a darker cream so I could change the look on a whim.

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For now I am enjoying the creamier letters. But after Halloween I plan on hosting a garage sale and I might use the white letters in another configuration: OBO (or best offer :)

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Boo to you!



Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

*L*O*V*E* the sparkly "BOO" letters! :D

Inspire Me Heather said...

How fun - your boo letters look great!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh I love love love what you did with yours!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

April said...

I admire your art/patience/flair with glitter;it is my nemesis.

Linda said...

You know, Laura, you're making me feel real inadequate here, lol. Those are wonderful!!! And I absolutely adore glittery items. :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

BOOtiful! Laura!
I have been following you for a year.You have inspired me on so many levels. It has been a TREAT partying with you this month!
Your comments at 34th Street always make me smile!
[w/L] said...


Only you could create a "BOO" with such elegance and finesse! These letters are beautiful and sophisticated. I suggest adding a Y and another B, as in BYOB! {Insert wicked laugh}

Your Friend,

Jen said...

Cute "boo"! I love the glittered edges. Halloween decor that is fun is right up this girl's ally. No spooky stuff here!

Happy Halloween!

Designs on 47th Street said...

You are something else...always creating and coming up with the best ideas. Love all your lovelies.


Priscilla said...

Aren't you clever!
We don't have Hobby Lobby here, that I see so many bloggers use. I'll have a look at Michael's, because I'd love to have something like yours.

Knit-2-Together said...

So cute and creative! I love how its Halloween decor but still pretty and glittery!

Jingle said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!!!

Trish and Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

Thank you so much Laura for featuring our "BOO" yarn letters!! I love your as well..may need to make those for Christmas!! ;)

xinex said...

Very cute! Love the whimsy!...Christine

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

Your letters are adorable. I like the glitter that you added. I am using the banner from Moselle for a Halloween party too. I love your style. :-)

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is adorable you have some great Ideas sweet lady. I love them all !!! I would also like to thank you for your sweet comments on my Halloween Tablescape. I see Im one of your old followers. I hope you have a great weekend coming up.
XXOO Diane

Teresa said...

I love that green BOO with the bats flying...

I have a soft spot for letters and never thought of crafting my own.

Girl, you're a priceless source of inspiration and knowledge :Ibowtoyou:

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Laura, your decorations are fantastic! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Halloween!
cheers, Andrea

Stitchfork said...

Nothing scary about those Boo's - just cuteness! Looks great on your buffet!
xo Cathy

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I lOve it Laura! You did such a cute job! Happy Halloween.

Lisa said...

Hi Laura, you have some beautiful/spooky things going on here! I made some glittered BOO letters that I hung on an antique mirror that I am in love with. Thank you for stopping by my enchanted oven and I will be a frequent visitor here!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Very cute Halloween craft ideas! I've been dying for a Hobby Lobby near where I live and we finally got one! Yay! Can't wait to check it out!

Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by to visit my blog:)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I love the white glittery one. And also the white pumpkin one. I guess I am loving the white.

The Boston Lady said...

Thanks for showing how to achieve this Laura. I've got my thinking cap on now... Ann

Nezzy said...

Sweetie, those are the most charmin' 'BOOS' I've ever seen!

God bless and have an amazin' day!!! :o)

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

They are very pretty! They had just a little sparkle!

Liz said...

Way to stinkin' cute! :)


CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Wow I am so impressed - great job!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have enjoyed scrolling all the way down to see all the cute things you have been making! Great job!


Pattie T. said...

It looks great! Imagine the other ways in which you can use sparkly letters. The mind reels!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This looks really great! I especially love the one with the paper!