Create a Happy Halloween sign for spooky season using vinyl and a round wood board! Perfect for displaying on a wall, in an easel or as a non-traditional welcome wreath!
Hello Crafty Friends! Today I’m back with another Halloween sign perfect for spooky season! This Halloween sign features a witch flying over a haunted village in front of a large, glowing full moon.
This sign is created using a round wood board, orange acrylic paint and just two colors of vinyl – black and yellow. I created the design in Cricut Design Space and am excited to share this project with other Cricut users!
This sign is perfect for hanging on the wall, displaying in an easel or using as a non-traditional wreath for the Halloween season. My wood board measures 14″ round so it is a nice size for hanging on our door. Depending on the size of your board, you can easily edit the file size in Design Space.
Earlier this week I shared my new Pumpkin Pop Art Sign which I also made using vinyl and my Cricut Explore. Both signs have been so much fun to make and display in our home!
Halloween Wooden Sign
- Cricut Design Space File
- 14″ Round Wooden Board
- Orange Acrylic Paint
- Black Vinyl
- Yellow Vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- Cricut Explore
- Cricut Tools
- Cricut 12″x 24″ Cutting Mat
Preparing the Wooden Sign
Start by painting the wooden board orange using acrylic paint. I used orange Patio Paint even though this sign is not meant for outdoors. I love the coverage the Patio Paint gives as it allows me to only do one coat of paint. You may need to do two coats depending on the paint.
Preparing the File in Cricut Design Space
I designed this sign in Cricut Design Space where you can access my Halloween Sign File and use it to create your own sign! It is formatted to fit a 14″ round board. If your board is smaller you can resize the image – just be sure to select everything before adjusting the size.
Before cutting the design, be sure to hide the “Board” layer since this layer does not get cut. I included it in the file so you can see how the design will look.
Since my image was wider than the 12″ cutting mat, I split the black image in half and added small square registration marks. These marks will help you line things up when it comes time to transfer the image to the board.
Cutting the Vinyl
Cut the design out of vinyl using a cutting machine, then weed the images.
Assembling the Halloween Sign
Use transfer tape to apply the vinyl design to the board. Start by applying the bottom half of the black vinyl design, the part with the spooky Halloween village, to the board using transfer tape. Try to leave a 3/8″ to 1/2″ border around the bottom of the design.
Next, apply the top half of the sign to the moon using the square registration marks to line things up. To do this, I used transfer tape to apply the black vinyl (with the witch and Happy Halloween text) to the moon. It may help to have parchment paper or a cutting mat underneath your workspace so the transfer tape does not stick to your surface.
Apply the design to the top portion of the sign using the registration marks to help you line the design up.
Use a weeding tool to remove the square registration squares.
The Halloween sign is finished and ready to be displayed!
I hope you enjoyed this fun Halloween craft! I think we’ll be using it on one of our doors this year as a welcome sign. You can check out all of my Halloween Crafts for more fun projects including other wreath ideas like my Halloween Paper Plate Wreath, Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Hoop Wreath, and Halloween Pillow Wreath!