DIY Vintage Wood Halloween Sign

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  • DIY Vintage Wood Halloween Sign by Courtney of Crafts by Courtney for I Heart Naptime.

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    Hi everyone, It’s Courtney with Crafts by Courtney again and I have another easy Silhouette project to share today.

    I can’t wait to show you how I created this cool Vintage Wood Halloween Sign I made for the house. One of my favorite parts about this sign are the colors. I have a certain color scheme in my house and like to incorporate them into all my holiday decor. The blue and coral colors are my favorite, but I think the touch of black gives it that perfect Halloween feel.


    For this spooky Halloween craft, you’re going to need:

    • Wood Board (12″ x 17″)
    • Vinyl
    • Transfer Paper
    • Weeding Tool
    • Paint
    • Paint Brush
    • Washi Tape
    • Silhouette machine
    • Trick or Treat Sign Silhouetted File and Fonts
    • Finishing Wax (optional)

    Getting Started

    Before I began, I knew the colors I wanted to use. I also knew I wanted to give it a vintage/retro look with a font drop shadow. I had my super talented hubby help put the sign together and I think it turned out perfect. We created our template in Silhouette Studio.

    Make sure to download it first.

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    Step 1 – Paint Wood

    To start, I headed over to Lowe’s and grabbed a 12″ x 48″ wood board for the sign (and had it cut to 12″ x 17″).

    Then, I went home and chalk painted it an old white color.

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    Step 2 – Cut and Transfer Text

    Next, I cut my text out with my Silhouette Cameo and added it to my wood using transfer paper. I made sure to smooth down the vinyl once it was added to the wood, so the letters wouldn’t come off when removing the transfer paper.

    It went down perfectly!!

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    Step 3 – Weed and Paint Your “OR”

    For this part, I started on the “OR” first since it was going to be a different color. I used my “handy dandy” weeding tool to remove the vinyl around the “OR”, then painted it in with black.

    When I finally peel up my vinyl, the “OR” will be all white!

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    Step 4 – Weed and Paint Rest of Sign

    Next, I started on the “Trick” & “Treat.” I just removed the top letter for this part. Make sure not to peel up the drop show yet.

    Then, I painted them with two coats of coral colored paint. Let each coat dry 15 minutes.

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    Now it’s time to remove the drop shadow! YAY! I went over that section with a lighter blueish sea foam color. It’s called Key West and I got it from Wal-Mart for .50 cents a bottle. It’s a craft supply must have for me, every time I run into Wal-Mart I grab a bottle.

    Step 5 – Add Your Border

    I decided I wanted to add a border and that just taping it off would be best. I pulled out my “trusty” washi tape and taped off the ends. Then, I went over it with more black paint. Voila, all done! I think the color combination looks AMAZING, totally fits my style.

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    Finally, I went over the sign with a little Annie Sloan wax I had on hand.

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    Now I’m ready to display. It’s looks perfect sitting on top of my entertainment center. I even added a coastal pumpkin I made last year that matches!

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    After the template was designed, it really only took me an hour or so to create this custom Halloween sign for the house! Plus, the only thing I needed to buy was the piece of wood, not too bad right??!!

    Once again, I hope you enjoyed the post. Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to help out in any way I can!

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