It is time for another awesome Movie Monday Challenge! This month we are focusing on Halloween movies which I am crazy excited about because horror films are my absolute favorite. I can’t get enough of them. That’s why it totally made sense to pick a classic horror film for this challenge. Friday the 13th is an iconic, cult horror film that everyone at least recognizes even if they haven’t seen it. It is time to pay homage to this classic film by making this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign. Don’t forget to stick around until the end to see what Halloween movies everyone else picked for the challenge!
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Pay homage to #Fridaythe13th with this #DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign for Halloween! Click To Tweet
- Piece of Foam Board
- Black Marker
- Scissors (You definitely want this pair for this project)
- Brown Acrylic Paint (Because so many colors are used, I recommend this set)
- Yellow Acrylic Paint
- Red Acrylic Paint
- Green Acrylic Paint
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Blue Acrylic Paint
- White Acrylic Paint
- Assortment of Paint Brushes
- Plastic Paint Tray
First, outline your sign on your foam board.
Cut out your sign with your Tim Holtz scissors.
- These scissors have a shorter blade length and let you cut out your sign without destroying the foam.
Paint the entire sign brown with a large paint brush.
Let the brown paint dry (almost) completely.
- You want some of the paint to still be wet to mix with the yellow you are about to add.
Next, paint yellow over your entire sign.
This time let all of your paint dry completely.
Next, paint the red outline around your sign with a small, detail paint brush as pictured.
Begin adding the details to the outline by adding short brush strokes coming out from the line.
Continue adding the details until your entire red outline is completed.
Next, paint a red semi-circle in the bottom center of your sign.
Add a green semi-circle around the red one.
Then mix a touch of black paint with your blue paint and paint the water inside your semi-circle.
- Use a larger brush for this than your detail brush.
Add a more significant amount of white paint to your blue mix until you get a sky blue color and paint the sky.
- The arrow in the photo above is showing where the white brush strokes go in step 15.
Next, paint grey hills in the background and add white details to your scene.
Also add white brush strokes to the bottom left of your scene.
Then add your boats and the reflections on the water.
Next, add the tree details in green and black to the bottom left corner where your white brush strokes are.
Lastly, add birds to the sky.
Paint a green body on the left of your semi-circle and 2 green arms on the right.
Then paint a red head and red details.
Paint “EST. 1935” in black under your painted scene.
Next, write “CRYSTAL LAKE” centered above your painted scene with pencil.
Write “CAMP” centered about that.
Paint the words red with your detail brush.
Add the words “WELCOME TO” in pencil at the top of your sign.
Add the details to the “CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE” letters as pictured above.
Next, paint the words “WELCOME TO” in your sky blue.
Add a red rectangle above your green body.
Paint a green outline around the red head.
Lastly, outline everything in black as pictured and let your sign dry completely.
I know it is a lot of painting but this DIY Camp Crystal Lake sign turned out fabulous. Now we have another awesome piece of covert nerd décor in our home which is my favorite way to decorate. In fact, this piece could easily be left out year-round since there is nothing about it that screams, “Halloween”. If you decide to display this outside be sure to spray the entire piece with a protective sealant so that it doesn’t get ruined. I would also recommend bringing it inside during storms. Now it is time to see what my friends created for this month’s Movie Monday Challenge. Definitely stop by and give them some love! Speaking of great signs, a compay called LightSpeed have this great new technology that makes the coolest looking signs! My friend told me about it, they use an LED Exposure Unit to make mess free beautiful patterns that costs so much less to make then traditional painting.
On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . HALLOWEEN!!!! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite Halloween-themed film for this challenge.
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.