These DIY Halloween signs are so easy to make! The simple design is perfect for modern Halloween decor!
This post has been re-written and re-photographed in October 2020. The old post used a stencil that is no longer available.
How to Make DIY Halloween Signs
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Building the Halloween Wooden Sign Frames
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- Cut your wood to the right length. I wanted to make a variety of sizes, so I cut them between 8″ and 12″. For other signs, I used pieces of plywood as well since the edges will be covered.
- Cut your frame wood to the right length. I cut my horizontal pieces first by lining up the wood next to the scrap wood and marking. Cut at that mark using a miter saw.
- The vertical length for the frame was held up the corresponding side and marked as well. Then I also marked the width of 2 pieces and cut using a miter saw. No math or measuring necessary. It tends to be more accurate when I “measure” this way as well.
- Stain your frame pieces. Get the edges too!
- Paint your scrap wood. Or vice versa. I did a nice mixture so that I could have a variety of colors.
- When your paint and stain are dry, apply a thin line of glue along the side of your scrap wood. Place your frame wood against the glue.
- Do this for the other side. Use a clamp to squeeze the frame to the wood. (You will only be able to clamp 2 sides at a time.)
- Let the glue dry for a few hours before removing the clamp. Then repeat gluing the frame to the wood on the remaining sides.
- Let dry for at least 24 hours.
For this sign, I used a pre-made wooden panel and painted the frame part.
Adding Lettering to Your Signs
*Please note: the stencil I used has been discontinued.
- Cut a piece of vinyl that’s large enough for your design and place it on the mat.
- Use your electronic cutting machine of choice to cut the vinyl.
- Weed the design.
- Apply a piece of transfer tape to the design.
- Remove the design from the plastic backing using the transfer tape.
- Apply the vinyl to the sign in the desired location.
- Firmly press the design to the wood.
- Remove the transfer tape.
- Enjoy your sign.
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Phrase Ideas for DIY Halloween Signs
This sign uses this fun font, which is perfect for a modern sign.
- Trick or treat
- I Love Candy
- Happy Halloween
- Hocus pocus
- Broom Parking
Looking for more Halloween projects?
- Painted metallic pumpkins
- Tissue paper decoupage pumpkins
- Trick or treat bags
- Felt pumpkins
- DIY Jack O’Lantern Sign
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