I love the look of the farmhouse frames. They are so clean and simple. So light and fresh. They are a delightful addition to any room. You can add a splash of color or style to any décor. They can be left simple or you can spice them up with a little flare by simply adding colored paint or accessorizing your print. This print makes me laugh! It adds a little humor to an otherwise spooky holiday!
Lets get started with the supplies you’re gonna need:
- 8×8 farmhouse frame ready to be finished
- sand paper, sanding block, or hand sander
- Dark Walnut Wood stain
- If a ZOMBIE chases us…. print (available at end of post)
- double sided tape
- bradnailer and nails
Step 1: Staining your frame for your “If a ZOMBIE chases us…” sign.
Begin by looking over your frame to make sure there are no extremely rough edges. You want a few rough edges because you will sand them after it’s stained. If you find some, sand them down with some sand paper. When you have your frame ready to finish, begin staining with the Dark Walnut stain.
This is how I stain all of my projects: How to stain using an old towel.
Step 2: Print your “If a ZOMBIE chases us…” print
While you are waiting for your frame to dry, print the “If a ZOMBIE chases us…” print on heavy duty card stock. (free pdf print found at the end of the post). You can have it printed professionally or do it yourself.
After you print it, cut it out along the outer box. The outer box is already measured for the 8×8 frame size.
Step 3: Sanding your frame
After your frame has dried completely (I’d wait about 24+ hours) you are going to sand it. Using a hand sander or sand paper, sand the edges and the surfaces of the frame. Begin sanding lightly to see how it removes the stain. Sand as much of the stain off as you would like until you get the look you want.
Step 4: Assembling your frame
Now that your frame is dry, your print is printed and cut, and your backing is ready to go, it’s time put it together. Double check to make sure your backing is not too big for your frame. If it is just trim it down a little so that it fits a little inside on all edges.
Lay your backing out on your work surface and center your print to it. Using double-sided sticky tape (I used my double-sided scrapbook stickies shown in the picture, but regular good old double-sided tape works just fine) put some on each corner of your backing and place the print into place.
Once you have your print held in place with the double-sided sticky tape, center the frame on top to get an idea of how you want it. Now very carefully flip everything face down on your work surface. Make sure the backing is still centered to the frame, nail the backing to the frame using the brad nailer.
I put 2 nails in each side. (total of 8 nails)
After you have the back nailed into place, you are done! You can now display it with all of your other Halloween décor.
Get your print here: