I have been putting together some Halloween decorations for my entry way and I wanted to use a big printable as the main piece. The only problem is, once I had it printed, I couldn’t find a frame to fit the print. I just moved and I have a ton of cardboard boxes, so I thought I would make a cardboard frame for my big printable.
I used this cute Happy Haunting printable you can find over at Bombshell Bling and had it printed as a presentation graphic at Staples. That made the print about 12 x 18. I found one of my largest packing boxes and placed in on the side and it was a great fit.
We used a straight edge and a box cutter (you could use any sharp knife) and cut the cardboard frame out. We just kind of eye balled it but you could measure to be more exact.
Then I spray painted the cardboard a cool orangy gold color. Because this was a light color, it took a couple coats to cover the cardboard. (you can see I’m not a perfectionist)
Then I took some black acrylic paint and used different size spouncer brushes to make polka dots. The cardboard frame needed a little splash of fun.
I thought about cutting out the middle and actually mounting the print on the back, but I knew I wouldn’t get it cut out evenly (tried it before) and instead I found some black push pins and attached the print to the front.
It looks great on my entry table! I love that it is bright and not the typical pumpkin orange of Halloween.
Next week I should have my table all put together and ready to share with you. In the mean time, you can see my table from a couple years ago here.
Or you can check out the ghost banner I shared earlier in the week.