Trick or Treat Sign

Simple, orange stained Halloween Sign
and transfer method.

I began by printing out "trick or treat?" in the most Halloween-like font I could find.

I used carbon paper to trace the letters onto the board.

Using a table saw I cut 2 signs out of the wood.

I used my sample of Martha Stewart Persimmon Red paint... Love the color!

adding a little water gives the wood an orange stain effect.

I let the signs dry and used a paint stick to paint in the letters.

I sanded the signs really well, added some rustys and a chain to the top for hanging.

I tried my new Halloween sign in several places around my house to see which one I liked best.

Good thing I made two! 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .