Does your neighborhood go all out for trick or treaters on Halloween night? If so, this Halloween Trick or Treat Sign is just for you! One side says “Trick or Treat” with a cute happy ghost while the other side says “Sorry, We’re Out of Candy” with a sad version of the same ghost. That way you can put out the happy side while there’s still plenty of candy to go around and then flip it to the other side when you run out of candy to hand out. Everyone knows that all good things must come to an end and now with this cute trick or treat printable sign, so will all the little goblins and ghouls visiting your house on Halloween night!
- Unfinished Wood Ghost Sign
- White Acrylic Paint
- Black Matte Acrylic Paint
- Baby Pink Enamel Craft Paint
- Outdoor Mod Podge Waterproof Sealer
- Spray Adhesive & Spray Sealant (optional)
- Bowdabra Bow Wire
- Free “Trick or Treat Sign” Printable
Step 1. Print out the Free “Trick or Treat Sign” Printable and trim off excess paper. Remove the jute twine from the ghost sign.
Step 2. Paint both wood elements with the white paint and set aside to dry.
Step 3. Use either the Mod Podge or if you’re in a hurry, the spray adhesive to attach the paper signs to the painted wood.
Step 4. Trim away excess paper off the edges with a craft knife and then assemble the other side of the sign in the same way.
Step 5. Use the dull end of a pencil or paint brush to punch out the sign holes.
Step 6. Apply a few coats of mod podge to the sign to protect it while outside. I know that my printer has a hard time with not bleeding when I apply Mod Podge to my printables so I always spray a couple coats of spray sealant first.
Step 7. While the Mod Podge is drying on the sign, add the super cute face to the ghost cutout. Don’t forget to flip over and add the sad face too!
Step 8. Making sure all the sides match up, use the silver string to attach the wood ghost to the sign.
Step 9. Use another piece of string to attach to the top of the sign.
I’m totally planning on using this cute Halloween Trick or Treat printable sign this year on my porch! I love that it’ll look great while being totally functional. Hope you enjoy making one!
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