The Pin Junkie: Halloween Porch Sign with Mod Podge

Halloween Porch Sign with Mod Podge

Halloween Porch Sign
Halloween Porch Sign Mod Podge

This is a sponsored post from Plaid and Blueprint Social.  I received materials and compensation to create a project using Mod Podge.  Project design, text, and opinions are my own.

Get your front porch ready for Halloween and let the kids in your neighborhood know that you're passing out candy on the big night with this fun trick-or-treat sign.  This sign will last for many Halloweens to come because it was sealed with Mod Podge.  Can you believe this was my very first time using Mod Podge!   I knew Mod Podge is used for decoupage, but I didn't know that it's also a waterbased sealer that's durable enough to protect projects while being outdoors.   Since Mod Podge is waterbased, there are no fumes and cleanup is easy!

Halloween Porch Sign Mod Podge

To make your own Halloween trick-or-treat sign
here's what you'll need:

piece of wood
drill
white spray paint
ruler
pencil
newspaper or carbon paper
black acrylic paint
paint brushes
mod podge
ribbon

I used a piece of scrap wood that was 19.5 inches by 7.5 inches.  I drilled two holes 1.5 inches from the top of the board and 4 inches in from the sides.

Then I spray painted the board white.

I used Microsoft Word to type up and enlarge the words for the sign.  When the white spray paint was dry, I measured where to place the words to make sure the lettering was centered and straight. 

I put newspaper between the words and the sign and used a pencil to trace the outline of each letter while being sure to press down hard with the pencil.  Since the ink easily comes off newsprint, the newsprint transfers your marks to the wood.  If you have carbon paper, it works better at transferring than newspaper, but newspaper will work in a pinch.

Here's the lettering transferred onto the sign.

Next, I went over the transfered letters with a wide black Sharpie.  I also measured a one inch boarder on all four sides of the sign.  The Sharpie provides a good strong line so you know where to paint.

I used black acrylic paint to paint the letters and the boarder of the sign.

Once the black paint was completely dry, I applied a coat of Mod Podge.

 The Mod Podge looks like white glue when it goes on, but don't worry.  It dries clear and adds a nice glossy finish.

I let it sit overnight to let the Mod Podge completely dry.  Then I put the ribbon through the holes of the sign and tied the ribbon on the back.  You can hang your sign just about anywhere, but I hung mine on a post I made a few months ago for my front porch.  I love changing the decorations with the different seasons and times of the year.

Halloween Porch Sign Mod Podge



Halloween Porch Sign Mod Podge



Halloween Porch Sign Mod Podge

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38 comments:

  1. Really cool idea! I only recently discovered what mod podge was...Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Mod Podge has been around for awhile, but this is my first time using it. It's very versatile and I'm looking forward to using it in other projects!

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  2. It looks great and I love the sign!!

    Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync!

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  3. Such a cute sign! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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  4. This is so adorable! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

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  5. Cute and easy idea. Thanks for sharing.

    I am your newest follower.

    Judy

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  6. What a fun sign and I love how you have it hanging by the front door! I need one of those for mine!!!

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  7. As usual…gorgeous! Love the trick or treat sign! Thanks for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow party!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  8. love this idea. and love the outdoor mod podge. i used it to apply fabric to a pair of shoes and its holding up well! thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party!

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  9. This is really cute! I've been wanting one of those porch posts for signs and such ;-)

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  10. I love painting wood and this one is perfection. The simple, clean look of it makes my heart go pitter patter. :) Thanks for sharing how you made it, it looks great. Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

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  11. Cool idea, you are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2013/10/show-your-stuff-99.html

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  12. This is a very cute sign! Love it :)

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  13. it's terrific! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs!

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  14. Your sign work is really amazing. Looks store-bought! And this may be weird, but I am totally digging the font and placement :) Thanks for linking up this week!

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  15. So simple and cute!! Thanks for linking up on DIY Sunday Showcase!! I'm gonna be pinning this one to our board!!!

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  16. Fun little Halloween greeting. Modge Podge is the best! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Mod Podge is wonderful stuff! It's been around for a while and I can't believe this is the first time I've used it. It's very versatile and I'm looking forward to using it in other projects!

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  17. Love this sign and the clear instruction of how you made it!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  18. What a great idea. I didn't know that about using newspaper in place of carbon paper. I'm going to share your sign on my blog's Facebook page. I'm a new follower from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop and What'd You Do This Weekend. If you have a few minutes - pop over for a visit.

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    1. You can use a newspaper to transfer a design, but I think carbon paper works better. Thanks for sharing this project on Facebook and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  19. Cute sign. Thanks for sharing on SSM!

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  20. That is so cute and there are a lot of fun projects here. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  21. this is such a great idea, thanks for sharing, Will share this with my twitter followers

    Thanks
    Maria
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com

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  22. Your porch sign looks terrific - marvelous tutorial! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  23. Love this idea! You did a great job!

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  24. I love this little sign! Thanks for linking up this post to The Weekend re-Treat last week :) Pinned while I was here tonight!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

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  25. Stopping by from Moonlight and Mason Jars to say Hey!. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Oh... I heart Mod Podge! The sign turned out beautifully :)
    Thanks for linking up via Mommy Monday!!
    XOXO

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  27. love your sign!!! You could use this technique for Thanksgiving and Christmas too!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Twirl & Take a Bow-looking forward to seeing what you have for us at the party coming up tomorrow! xo

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  28. How did you make the 'holder' for the sign? I like the idea that you can switch out the signs... I look forward o your response. :)

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    1. The directions for making the sign holder are here: http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/07/wooden-welcome-post.html

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  29. Do you have instructions on how you made the post that you hung the sign on?

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    1. The directions for making the post can be found here: http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/07/wooden-welcome-post.html

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