How to Make Framed Boo Art {Halloween Craft}


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Halloween decorating and picking out pumpkins are a few of my favorite things about Fall.  I thought I’d start pulling out some of our Fall and Halloween decor when I came across this fun framed Boo art I crafted for Halloween a few years ago, and thought it would be fun to share how I made it.

This fun Halloween Craft has been a favorite in our house for a few years.  I made it with a Dollar Tree frame and newspaper, making it super quick, easy and cheap!

What you’ll need:

  • Picture frame with 3 openings
  • news paper
  • scissors
  • printer
  • one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ copy paper 

To make the Framed BOO Art:

  1. Use your piece of copy paper as a template to  to cut 3 pieces of newspaper to the same 8.5″ x 11″ size.
  2. Using Word on my computer I opened a blank 8.5″ x 11″ project and in the center type the letter “B” (size 150-175 depending on the font style) *note: I made this 3 years ago and do not remember what fonts I used.
  3. Place the 8.5″x11″ pieces of news print in printer and print the letter “B” on newspaper.
  4. Follow the same steps to print two letter “O” (using a different font for each letter)
  5. Cut the newspaper with printed letters, to fit the frame openings. (I removed the glass and placed it over my letter to trace and cut the newspaper squares to fit the frame.
  6. Place each letter in the frame, and reassemble frame.

That’s it! Super easy craft that you can enjoy for years. 

I left my frame brown, thinking I may change it out throughout the year with other words or pictures, but I never did.  To make it look more “spooky” you could always spray paint the frame black, if you can’t find a black frame.

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I think I’m going to look for another frame this year and spell EEK, or print some vintage Halloween art to put in the frame.

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43 Responses to “How to Make Framed Boo Art {Halloween Craft}”

  1. Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less posted on September 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm (#)

    Oh Cheryl, that is absolutely darling! What a great idea! Love (& pinned)!

  2. Chrissy Sparks (Brush Dance) posted on September 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm (#)

    This is so cute!! And easy too!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Aggie posted on September 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm (#)

    Love this Cheryl! So easy and cute :)

  4. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on September 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm (#)

    how super fun!

  5. sweetsugarbelle posted on September 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm (#)

    Simple but beautiful!

  6. marla posted on September 26, 2012 at 7:37 am (#)

    These are so fun Cheryl!

  7. Maria posted on September 26, 2012 at 8:35 am (#)

    What a fun idea!

  8. Lisa | With Style and Grace posted on September 26, 2012 at 8:49 am (#)

    love the simplicity of this, perfect decor for Halloween!

  9. Gina posted on September 26, 2012 at 9:24 am (#)

    Very cool! I love that it’s not the traditional Halloween colors but definitely still gives that feel.

  10. nest of posies posted on September 26, 2012 at 10:11 am (#)

    love this! look at you, crafty cheryl!!! 😉

  11. Deliciously Organic posted on September 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm (#)

    What a great idea! So adorable!

  12. megan @ whatmegansmaking posted on September 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm (#)

    This is such a cute idea! And so easy – love it :)

  13. susan posted on September 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm (#)

    that’s brilliant, Cheryl. I love this idea!

  14. bridget {bake at 350} posted on September 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm (#)

    Really cute! BOO!

  15. master chef posted on September 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm (#)

    WOW, looks amazing :)

  16. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on September 27, 2012 at 8:14 am (#)

    Such a cute idea! I’m heading over to your Halloween page right now… 😀

  17. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on September 27, 2012 at 10:09 am (#)

    Cheryl that is WAY cute!

  18. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies posted on September 27, 2012 at 10:36 am (#)

    I love this idea! The newspaper makes it so cute. The simplest projects are always the best, aren’t they?

  19. Toni @ Boulder Locavore posted on September 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm (#)

    I love this Cheryl! Halloween is definitely a holiday where we go all out. I love the rustic nature of decorating for the holiday!

  20. Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:09 am (#)

    Super cute idea!

  21. Heidi posted on September 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm (#)

    I’m pinning this! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party.

  22. Jeanette posted on October 1, 2012 at 7:18 am (#)

    What a fun easy craft – love this!

  23. Russell van Kraayenburg posted on October 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm (#)

    What a cute idea!

  24. Amanda posted on October 2, 2012 at 9:19 am (#)

    So cute Cheryl!

  25. LUCY posted on October 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm (#)

    Cheryl, how pretty is this…love this idea…’eek’ is one of my favourite sayings…ha…thank you so much for sharing…xo

  26. Bobi Jensen posted on October 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm (#)

    I love this!

    I’d love to have you link up at my Weekend party!

  27. A Lived in Home posted on October 14, 2012 at 10:02 am (#)

    This is so creative and cute! I would love for you to come link up to my Get Social link party and show off your blog!

  28. Felicia posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:13 am (#)

    I love how classy this looks! Great idea.

  29. Shannah @ Just Us Four posted on October 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm (#)

    This is so cute! What a fantastic project! If you have a moment, would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  30. Sarah posted on October 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm (#)

    This is so cute! I love its simplicity. If you get a chance I would love for you to come share this tutorial at my pin party!

  31. Jenn @ Social Salutations posted on October 19, 2012 at 8:57 am (#)

    Such a great idea! I featured you today in my Friday I’m In Love favorites!



  32. aida mollenkamp posted on October 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm (#)

    very cute!

  33. Andi posted on October 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm (#)

    I did it! I found a three hole frame at the car boot for 50p, painted it black and made the pic. For background I used sepia toned pages from an Edgar Allan Poe story. It looks great and I’m very pleased. Thank you for telling us about this. xx

  34. rena posted on October 27, 2013 at 2:14 pm (#)

    I LOVE this idea :) so simple and creative! Which font did you use for each letter?

  35. washi masking tape posted on January 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm (#)

    Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?

    I have a blog based on the same ideas you discuss and would really like to have you share some
    stories/information. I know my viewers would value your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.


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