Paint a Quick and Easy Halloween Sign Today


I love quick and easy decor! Anything that costs a ton and takes a long time is typically not my thing. I obviously love reusing as much as possible and no matter what I am decorating for I always check what I have on hand before purchasing something new.

Getting ready for Halloween I wanted to paint a new sign (it feels like it’s been a long time since I made a sign!) so I took a look through my stash.

I found an old spindle and some scrap wood. What more do you need?

spindle and scrap wood

Painting the Spindle and Wood

To make this quick and easy, sign, I started by painting the spindle black with Fusion Milk Paint in Little Black Dress and the scrap wood orange with their fun new colour Aperol Spritz.

painted spindle and scrap wood

To give the spindle even more Halloween pizzaz, when the black was dry, I used the orange to add stripes.

painting a spindle with stripes

Painting the Sign

If you are new to painting signs, it couldn’t be easier! I wanted mine to say Pumpkin Patch so created a pattern (get a printable copy here…) and laid it on my wood.

pumpkin patch lettering

Next, I laid a piece of graphite (or carbon) paper under the pattern – dark side down! – and then traced over each letter.

transferring pumpkin patch lettering

The carbon paper leaves an outline that you can then use to paint the letters. How cool right?!

making a pumpkin patch sign

I finished the script by painting over the letters with the black milk paint and then painting an arrow on the smaller board.

Before attaching the wood to the spindle, I also gave the boards a coat of hemp oil for protection since the sign would be outside.

pumpkin patch sign

How fun is that? It was made with things I had on hand and took hardly any time to paint it up. I hope you will give it a try and make one for your garden too!

pumpkin patch sign

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pumpkin patch DIY sign

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