Create Your Own October 31st Wood Sign with this DIY Kit. The kits come with everything you need to paint and stencil your own sign. Display the sign within your home decor for a unique Halloween display.
I decided to create this cute October 31st Sign to add to my home’s Halloween Decor. In my last post, I mentioned how I was not big on the spooky Halloween decor. I rather sprinkle in Halloween Decor to go with my Fall Decor.
This sign is perfect for creating and mixing the two types of decor together as we round out the Fall decorating.
I am absolutely 1000 percent impressed with the kit and how it came out. I will definitely be adding a version of it for Christmas.
I recently shared my process for making this craft kit on my Facebook page where I go live showing new craft ideas. If you don’t follow me there, I’d love to have you over there in our community. I am also sharing new craft ideas.
Below is the video I created showing how I decided to personalize this kit.
How to Make A Wood Craft Kit Sign
Once you have all the materials you will need to set up an area to create. The dining room table or your craft table is a great place. I made this in front of my Dreambox cabinet as it has all my supplies within the craft storage cabinet at an arms reach.
You can also check out my Dreambox Setup in this video to see how I have it set up! I absolutely love the Dreambox setup. It really makes crafting so much more fun!
When you purchase the craft kit from the shop it will come carefully packaged in a box including the materials you will need to make the project. (Simple materials such as paints paintbrushes, pliers, and glue/glue guns are not typically not included).
- October 31t Wood Craft Kit and/or Stencil
- Wood Base or surface
- Orange, Black and Purple paints ( or choose your own) acrylic paints
- Mod Podge for sealing
- Foam Brush
- Paint brushes for touch-ups
- Nails and trim if desired
Making The October 31st Sign
I started off by first painting the base or background of the sign. This is to allow the sign to fully dry before applying your stencil.
Because I added trim to this sign to go with the rest of my home’s decor, I then stained my trim board pieces. My favorite stain is Old Barn Living Stain in the color weathered.
Then, I applied my stencil to the board. To apply, first remove the white paper backing. Center and lay the stencil down onto your wood piece.
Then remove the top clear transfer sheet revealing only the stencil. Be careful on this step to no rip or tear the stencil.
Go over the entire stencil with a mod podge layer. Allow the mod podge to dry. This creates the first layer of the stencil and it seals the stencil material into place. It also helps to prevent bleeding paint.
Then, using a dabbing method, fill in the stencil with the paint colors of your choice. It is best to do two to three thinner coats than one thick globbing one to prevent bleeding or seeping.
Once fully painted, remove your stencil and use a weeding tool to pick out any small pieces of stencil material left behind.
Frame your board and display.
I chose to put this sign on my front foyer table along with some other Halloween decor. I added some paper glitter bats I had on hand to give this nook a little extra “spooky” factor. LOL, I still think it’s super cute all around.
What do you think? Do you like this design? You can purchase your own craft kit of this sign here.