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Do it Yourself Holiday

Easy Halloween Sign Without Using Paint


  • Wood piece
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Mod Podge

I absolutely love the Halloween/Fall season. Everything about dressing up in costumes, sipping coffee in the chilly temps, hay rides, corn mazes and pumpkin patches…ohhhh my goodness I can’t wait. It may only be August but I have slowly started trickling out my fall decor. Can I confess something though? Halloween decor has always been a challenge for me.I never really know when or how to incorporate the spooky-ness in with my traditional decor and when I do, it ends up looking cluttered. Is this a problem for you or just me? Anyway, the good news is I think I have figured out the perfect solution.

I’ve decided to scale back a bit and take a new approach to the spooky-vibe this year and simplify things a bit with some Rae Dunn inspired signs. I am especially excited about this approach because this method doesn’t require paint or vinyl.

Start by printing off your message from a Word document. You can find the link to the font I downloaded in this previous project HERE

Then flip over your paper and apply a thin coat of mod podge to the backside of your print out.

Apply your paper to your piece of wood, mod podge side down, wrapping the excess around the edges. It’s kinda like wrapping a present, applying mod podge as you go.

After your edges are nice and smooth, apply a nice even coat of mod modge across the front of your sign.

It may look a little rough at first but it smooths some as it drys.

This is only one of many, many signs I plan to create. I just love how versatile it can be. Just so you can see what I mean, I styled it a couple different ways

Styled with a “spooky” vignette
Traditional farmhouse decor


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1 Comment

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    Veronica A Smith
    at 6:38 AM

    I was wanting to know if I could get you to print me off some Rae Dunn font and mail it yo me? If so how much would it cost? I would love to hear from you! Thank you so much!

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