As the leaves begin to turn and the air gets crisp, it’s time to start decorating for Halloween and this wood sign is just so cute! I just love Halloween and I love decorating for Halloween. So much so that a gift for my adult son one year was actually this awesome skeleton baking pan. He seems to love it! He even uses it when it’s NOT Halloween! As for me, I tend toward the cute side of decorating while Beau loves the frightfully fun side. So I guess we have all bases covered.
Here’s my latest creation. The FREE file for the pattern is in my Resource Library. You can get the password for the library by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here for more details. As an Amazon Affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases.
And now for the easy peasy step-by-step…
Select your wood.
Decide how large you want your project to be and cut the wood to size. There’s never a shortage of scrap wood in Beau’s garage, so that was quick and free! Sand the edges to get them all nice and smooth.
Next, paint your wood.
I tried to find glitter paint, but couldn’t find it in black (is there even such a thing?), so I used this paint in glossy black. I did, however, use glitter vinyl. It doesn’t show up well in the photo, but it’s looks great in person!
Seal the wood.
If you’ve done vinyl-on-wood projects, you know how difficult it can be to get the vinyl to stick to the wood. Time to reveal my secret weapon when it comes to getting vinyl designs to stick to my wood projects every. single. time!
What is this magic product? This Polycrylic from Minwax.
Because it is water based it dries extremely fast, and doesn’t leave an oily residue. Which is exactly what is preventing your vinyl designs from properly adhering to the wood surface in the first place.
Next, grab the svg file from my Resource Library.
Open Halloween wood sign file in your software program. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE my Silhouette CAMEO and that’s what I used for this project.
Resize the file to fit your particular piece of wood.
Next, cut the orange vinyl, and then the witch in black glitter vinyl. You can find an awesome collection of vinyl at Expressions Vinyl or click here for my favorite – Oracal!
Here is mine cut and weeded.
Yikes, I’m missing a couple of letters! I messed them up while I was weeding, so I simply recut only those two letters and added them later one at a time.
Apply the orange vinyl to the prepared wood, then add the black witch. And you’re done!
Now, wasn’t that quick and easy. Such a cute Halloween decoration!
You could also use the vinyl as a stencil instead (weed it appropriately) and paint the design on if you prefer.
So are you ready to get started making your own DIY Halloween wood sign? Sign up below to get instant FREE access to the file! The file contains a an sag file that can be used in most any cutting machine program.