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. .


  1. I love that sign! Looks good and spooky! :D

  2. I love your sign. Think I would put it on the front door with that colorful wreath.
    Good job!
    Ladybug Creek

  3. I really like the sign and your tutorial was easy to follow. I've pinned this one!

  4. Love it! I like it on the wreath best!

  5. I Love how your signs turned out!
    I like it with the wreath!

  6. The sign is adorable! I like in on the wreath! It's so creative of you!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday and help to make the party a success!

  7. I would love it if you would link this to my link party, and any others you may have. Thanks, It just started :)

  8. Susan - Great job! The sign looks really cute everywhere but I think it's perfect against the brick wall on the porch with the creepy, crawly spider lurking nearby!

  9. I thought your sign was so cute. Thank you for taking the time to share with a lovely blog-make.
    I also smiled when I saw your mantle with the empty frame as display. I love that look - so simple - so chic.
    Lella xx

  10. I love this so much! Too cute! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

  11. Cute sign. I have not heard of "paint sticks" before.
    Are they like felt tip markers??


  12. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)


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