September 29, 2011

Halloween Directional Wooden Post Sign

I have been wanting to make a directional Halloween sign for a long time.  I have been brainstorming the places to put - like Pumpkin Patch, Grave Yard, Transylvania, Haunted House, Halloweentown, Sleepy Hollow, Salem, MA, Ghost Town...and I am sure I could think of a million more. 

It wasn't until I got this beauty here for my birthday though, that I finally got around to making it...
Can you believe how lucky I am!?  A compound miter saw, just for me! (Okay, so maybe I will let my husband use it too :)  )

I picked up a bunch of wood from the scrap pile at Home Depot (which I highly recommend).  All the wood for this project only cost me $2.50!

And look at all these beautiful 45 degree angles I cut :)

I wanted a really distressed look, so I painted all the wood roughly in orange...

Painted over that with white...

Sanded it all down for a distressed look...

Stenciled on the words (using vinyl cut from my Silhouette)...

Gave it another quick sand...

And nailed it all together....

 Each board is about 14" long... The post down the middle is a square piece, probably 4 feet tall...

It is SUCH a fun Halloween accessory - for outdoors or in!  And really, this would be fun to make for any holiday - or birthday - or wedding...
So go hit up the scrap wood pile and make yourself one!

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  1. CUTE! I love this!! I want my own saw too!!!!

  2. How incredible is this? I love it! And um, your own saw? My husband does not own a miter saw. I'm in awe.

  3. Great sign, so fun!
    I've been asking for a miter saw for years, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

  4. Holy cow! This is absolutely beautiful and fantastic. This turned out beautiful. Would love if you would link these up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party going on now:

  5. Holy crud that is DARLING. Something tells me someday I am going to need that Silhouette... great technique, great font. You are goooood.

  6. This is the cutest idea! You could sell a bunch of these!

  7. So cute! My husband loves any excuse to use his saw so I think we will definitely be making this one. Thanks so much for the great idea, I'm pinning it right now!

    Brie from

  8. Loooove it!! The sign is cute but the names make it perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is so clever!!! I am showing this to my hubby and see if we can't do something like this for our yard this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
    I am your newest follower!

    Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

  10. SO cute!! I love all the words you choose!! I would love to do something like this for my house too! Thank for linking up to Sassy Sites! Have a wonderful Friday! XOXO!! marni

    *and I'm VERY proud of your 45 degree cuts! :)

  11. Very cute! Looks like the kids had fun too!
    New follower and would love for you to follow me back.

  12. Very cute! I had no idea Home Depot had a scrap wood pile. I'll have to look for it the next time I'm there.

  13. This is absolutely so cute. Love the idea...might steal it for Christmas...thanks great job

  14. Very cute! I love things like this. You could go crazy and do one for Christmas, too! : )

    Visiting from Fall into Fall linky!

  15. so cute! great tute, thanks for sharing at Catch as Catch Can!
    catching you this week