Thursday, October 27, 2011

Welcome Post...

 Halloween Welcome...
 Thanksgiving Welcome...
 The post with sign...
Some people have asked about the post that my mom and dad built.  The main post is a 4x4 cedar post... a fence cap on top and a plate that the 4x4 sits in at the bottom... a 1.4 inch maple square base that should hold up to the cold Utah weather (made by Bob Morrow - the wood man as we like to call him). The wrought iron arm post was from Home Depot and it included the little black sign holders. My dad drilled a hole in the bottom of the base and the 4x4 ... countersink the lag screw to keep it from wobbling. A coat of outdoor paint and voila... a Porch sign holder.

The signs are 2 pieces of cedar glued together... sanded and painted.  Bob (The wood man who made them for us) also drilled a small hole in the top of each one so that we could screw an I hook into the top for the sign to hang from. I then used vinyl for the sayings and some older wood cut outs from The Wood Connection.  The Halloween side has glitter on the pumpkin ~ ghost and star along with cute faces made from vinyl using my Silhouette.  The Thanksgiving side is also an older cut out along with some wire and ribbon for the embellishments.
This year the pumpkins don't have the cute vinyl faces like last year See them here... September and part of October have been filled with lots of fun on the inside my house before painting... and finally seeing the beautiful completed project...  Yeah!  Finally on the 11th of October the house was Halloween/Fall ready (only a month later than normal... but there's always next year... right?)
 
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