This easy DIY Halloween Porch sign is cute, colorful, and so much fun to make. Just a piece of wood, some paint, and stencils are all you need to create your own.
I am partnering with Dixie Belle Paint Company for this post. Paint and stain were generously provided to me by Dixie Belle, but all ideas and creations are my own. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
When I saw Dixie Belle’s new Halloween and Autumn stencils, I knew right away they’d be a great way to make cute Halloween signs!
Last year, I made this simple wooden porch sign for my fall porch.
I don’t have many Halloween porch decorations, and since the back of this sign was still empty, it was prime real estate for creating another design.
How to Make Your Own Halloween Front Porch Sign
You’ll need a piece of wood to create your DIY project.
Mine started as a piece of cedar scrap wood leftover from building our screened porch and deck, but any old wood will work. This piece measures approximately 53.5″ x 12″, but you can make your sign any size you choose.
The first thing I did was gently sand the surface of the wood board to remove any splinters.
Next, I gave the entire thing a coat of black paint. I used Dixie Belle’s Chalk Mineral Paint in the color Caviar.
Next, I used a chip brush to dry brush some white paint, Dixie Belle’s “Fluff“, at the top of the board.
Since my wooden sign was black, I needed some white so the spider and spider webs would show up.
I taped my stencil down using blue painter’s tape and gently dabbed the black paint on, being careful to use an up-and-down motion so it wouldn’t bleed under the edges.
I don’t like really scary Halloween decorations, but this has just enough of a creepy vibe to it, while still being cute.
I used Cricut Design Space to create a simple vinyl stencil of the word “BOO”. Actually, to save vinyl, I only cut out one “O” and just reused it.
I used transfer tape to get my stencil centered correctly on the flat surface of the sign.
This serves as a sort of “glue” to seal the edges. I allowed it to dry for about 5 minutes before filling in the stencils with my orange chalk paint. It works like a charm!
This color is called “Florida Orange” and it’s the perfect shade of Halloween orange.
It’s important to carefully remove the stencil while the paint is still wet, to avoid peeling any paint off with it.
Tip: If you don’t have a Cricut, be sure to check out THIS POST to learn how to easily create your lettering using the pencil and paper transfer method.
Adding Design Options
To add some extra color to my wood sign, I decided to create a green border using Terra Clay paint in the color Pistachio.
It’s almost like a “Frankenstein” green!
I dipped my chip brush in the green paint, and gently dry-brushed a border around the entire piece of wood. This was such an easy step to add an extra pop of color to accent my sign.
To add a bit more dimension to my orange letters, I decided to add some simple polka dots.
I dipped the eraser end of a new pencil into some white paint and dabbed it onto my letters. It was a super simple way to add another fun detail.
I wasn’t done yet, though!
Clear Coat Protection
One final layer of flat clear coat will give some added protection to your Halloween sign. My sign is going on a covered front porch where it won’t get a lot of harsh weather exposure.
If your sign is going in an indoor space, it may not need a protective coat at all. If it’s going in the yard or on an uncovered porch, Dixie Belle’s Gator Hide will give it the maximum amount of protection.
More Halloween Porch Sign Ideas
The best part about this fun wooden sign is that you can customize it any way you want!
- Get creative with your lettering. Your sign could say, “Spooky”, “Happy Halloween”, “Black Cat Crossing”, “Welcome”…
- Dig into your craft supplies for embellishments to hot glue onto your sign: a pretty Halloween ribbon, googly eyes, vinyl decals, glitter…
- Dixie Belle has several other options included in their new Halloween and Autumn stencil sets. Choose from pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and more…
Fall Front Porch/Spooky Halloween Porch
Finally, I was ready to decorate my outdoor space with my new “two-for-one” reversible sign.
I love how easy it is to set up it up next to my front door for the fall season, and then just flip it over once October arrives. I can quickly transform the look of my whole porch by swapping my fall burlap and ribbon wreath for my Halloween wreath in a matter of moments.
I love easy decorating like this, don’t you?
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- Happy Halloween Stencils
- Black Chalk Mineral Paint — Caviar
- Orange Chalk Mineral Paint– Florida Orange
- White Chalk Mineral Paint– Fluff
- Red Chalk Mineral Paint– Honky Tonk Red
- Green Terra Clay Paint–Pistachio
- Flat Satin Clear Coat
- Chip Brush
- Artist Brushes