I made this quick and spooky vinyl Halloween sign last year, but the Halloween season came and went before I got a chance to share it, so today is the day! Today I am participating in Craft Lightening, a super fun series put on by 30 Minute Crafts and The Country Chic Cottage. The series features a week full of craft ideas from around the blogosphere for projects that can be completed in 15 minutes or less (minus drying time). This week’s theme is Halloween, and my fun little Halloween sign is my contribution.
To make this quick and spooky Halloween sign you will need a wooden plaque (I got mine at Walmart), orange paint (I used spray paint), black vinyl, vinyl transfer tape, a variety of medium sized rhinestones (I used black, clear, and orange), a Cricut die cutting machine, and the Teresa Collins Chic & Scary seasonal cartridge. Sorry, there is no way for you to make it otherwise. I can’t send you the image file. So if you have a Cricut then you will love this project, but, if not, you can still admire the sign and then stick around for other great ideas that don’t require a Cricut. (This isn’t a sponsored post and doesn’t even have affiliate links in it—-just something I did last year and still love!)
Start by painting your wooden plaque. I spray paint mine. Quick, easy, and fast drying! While I am waiting for my plaque to dry I used my Cricut to cut the vinyl. It is CRAZY simple. This sign is already one of the shapes on the Teresa Collins Chic & Scary cartridge. Simply measure your plaque and adjust the settings on your Cricut to cut the vinyl accordingly. Once it has cut, carefully “weed out” the excess vinyl. Be patient, because it will take a while. Especially that spiderweb! You can use Cricut’s tool kit or just a needle.
Use the vinyl transfer tape to transfer the vinyl to the plaque. There are many detailed tutorials about this on the web if you haven’t used it before. It’s AH-MAZE-ING stuff!!!!!! Seriously. Be sure to place the vinyl carefully on the sign. Mine isn’t quite perfect, but it’s close enough!
Now CAREFULLY glue those rhinestones onto the sign to add a little flash and sparkle. You can do it in any arrangement that you would like. I am always a fan of clustering, as shown below. I used a low temp glue gun and still hurried too much and burned myself, so glue at your own risk, and be careful!
What do you think? Do you like it? I sure do! I hang it with 3M Command Strips. Those things are life changing!
Be sure to check out the other amazing projects being shared this week for Craft Lightening!
Don’t forget to also follow along on my Pinterest Halloween board for Halloween inspiration from all over the web!