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!
To make your own Halloween trick-or-treat sign
here's what you'll need:
here's what you'll need:
piece of wood
white spray paint
newspaper or carbon paper
black acrylic paint
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.
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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.