Halloween Rules Art- thrift store frame update

Looking for a fun and inexpensive Halloween Home Decor piece?  It's so easy to update a thrift store frame to make a Halloween Rules Home Decor piece for Halloween.  Read on and I'll show you how!

Halloween Rules Wall Art.  How to turn a thrift store frame into holiday home decor

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I love decorating my home with hand crafted pieces, especially for the holidays.  I especially love cheap and easy home decor pieces.  This project is definitely both of those!  

I picked up this frame from the thrift store.  It's solid wood that was already painted black.  The front was in pretty decent shape- even a bit distressed, just the way I like it.

thrift store frame makeover

The back of the frame had previously been pulled apart.  The cardboard was held on with duct tape.
I took off the duct tape and pulled out the few remaining staples with needle nose pliers.

thrift store frame makeover

I used hot glue to hold the glass onto the wooden frame.  Once the glass was placed back inside the frame, I put another line of hot glue around the outside of the glass- just to make sure the glass stayed on the frame well.

thrift store frame makeover

I found a design in the Silhouette store and cut it from black vinyl with my Cameo.  I pulled off the outer vinyl then weeded the insides of the letters with a weeding tool.

weed vinyl, halloween art, thrift store makeover

Tips for using vinyl

  • Tape backing to surface.  The backing piece has a tendency to curl making it difficult to weed and use transfer tape.  So if you tape it to your desktop, it is much easier.

how to apply vinyl easily, halloween art, thrift store makeover

  • Use clear contact paper for transfer tape.  Contact paper is much less expensive than transfer tape and works just as well!
  • Use a scraper to apply vinyl.   After laying the vinyl on top of the glass and before removing the contact paper, use a pan scraper on top of the contact paper to burnish the letters onto the glass. 

how to apply vinyl easily, halloween art, thrift store makeover

  • Pull the contact paper diagonally.  After the letters are good and stuck to the glass, the contact paper can be removed.  Pulling it diagonally helps the vinyl to stay attached to the glass.

Halloween vinyl art, thrift store frame update

Once the Halloween Rules Art was done, I attached the frame to the wall with command velcro.

Halloween vinyl art, thrift store frame update

I love the way it turned out!

Halloween rules, Halloween vinyl art, thrift store frame update

It looks so cute in this nook in my dining room next to my built ins.

Halloween rules, Halloween vinyl art, thrift store frame update

It is another month of the Inspire My Creativity Link Party with this month's theme-
T H R I F T  S T O R E

Check out the projects of my blogging friends:

Shani  |  Sunshine & Munchkins
Christine  |  Swordfights & Starry Nights
Meg  |  See The Happy
Jaclyn  |  The Dotted Nest
Victoria  |  Dazzle While Frazzled
Julia  |  The Quiet Grove
Marie  |  The Inspiration Vault
Stephanie  |  The Gifty Girl
Brooke  |  My Beautiful Mess
Heather  |  Glitter On A Dime
Niki  |  365 Days of Crafts
Jessica  |  Designers Sweet Spot

Then link up your own thrift store projects:

An InLinkz Link-up

Join us in November, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for the theme:  DIY gifts!  

It's the perfect theme to get ready for the Holidays!