Remember back in May when I made this alphabet art Family sign using photos of stuff from around my house & yard? I posted about it on my family blog, Manning Family Tree. If you missed it & are interested in how I made it, you can read about it here.
Since it is Halloween time, I thought it was the perfect time to update the alphabet art sign to a new word. Since there are 6 openings in this frame, I needed a 6 letter Halloween word. So I came up with "Spooky".
Now comes the fun part, our the hard part, looking for items that look like letters. Since spooky & family both end with "Y", I could use the "y" already in the frame. That meant, I only needed to find 5 letters.
I first went out on my front porch. I found the perfect "S" in this plant hook. Plus it already had spider webs.
So I turned above into this: S
Next I needed a "P". I couldn't find anything with a p except for this.
My apothecary jar with the letter balls I got on clearance from Coldwater Creek back in August. Now I just have to find the letter "P".
Here it is!!! So I turned above into this: P
Next I needed not just one, but two of the letter "O". Pumpkins would make the perfect "O" for spooky.
I love this faux white pumpkin already on my mantel. It came from Target.
So above pumpkin became this: O
I wanted the next pumpkin to have a little bit different look. This copper pumpkin from Target qualifies. It is taller & a little thinner.
So the above pumpkin became my 2nd: O
I was on a roll. I only had 1 more letter to find. But it was a "K". One of my favorite letters (I wonder why). I lucked out when I went into the back yard. I found this old trellis leaning up against the wall.
So the above trellis became: K
And to remind you where I originally got the "Y". It's from this old glass conservatory. This originally came from Big Lots years ago. It's been in my backyard for the past 4 years & is looking old & weathered. Just the way I like it. Unfortunately since this photo was taken back in May, it has completely fallen apart. Hubby may try to see if he can put it back together. If anyone can do it, hubby can. So I turned above into: Y
Put them all together & you get: SPOOKY
Perfect for my Halloween mantel. I'll share more of my mantel & Halloween decor later in the week. I'm not completely done. Remember I've been sick. Cough, cough!!! And I'm sorry that there is some glare in the photo. It's hard to take photos when glass is involved.
But don't you just love it? I know I do. And the best part, it is so easy to change it back to "Family" when I'm done.
I'm linking this post up to the following:
Monday: Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
Monday: The Knock Off Knock Out hosted by Cheri at Its So Very Cheri. Be sure to visit as she is also having a fabulous giveaway.
Monday: The DIY Show Off: Fall Festival hosted by The DIY Show Off.
Tuesday: Do it yourself day hosted by Kimba at A Soft Place to Land.
Thursday: Transformation Thursday hosted by Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage.
Friday: Frugal Friday hosted by Wendy at The Shabby Nest