Stenciled “Happy Halloween” Plaque
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Stenciled “Happy Halloween” Plaque

Each Year, October rolls around and I start making a list of all the decorations I want to make and all the neat Halloween projects I want to try out. I’m never TOO ambitious, but then all of a sudden it’s a few days before Halloween and I realize I’ve hardly made a dent in my list! I promise myself I’ll try harder next year, but usually the same thing happens.


This year I decided to make a smaller list and start a bit earlier. I’ve already finished a few projects for the inside of the house and now I’m moving to the outside. The first thing on my list was something to hang on the door. I usually do a wreath or something of the sorts, but the wind is horrible here and my wreath blew away last year. I wanted something heavier and maybe something I could attach to the door. My first thought was a vinyl wreath, but after trying many configurations, my door is just not designed for that. So instead I purchased a 9″x12″ wooden plaque and made a little sign.


Stenciled Happy Halloween Plaque by Jessee M for Silhouette America


I love simple design and simple colors when it comes to holiday decorations, so I went simple with the plaque. I used the Silhouette Brand Stencil Vinyl and Gray, Black and White all purpose acrylic paint.


I started by painting the entire plaque gray, two coats to be exact. Then I resized and cut out the 12in Oval Doily Background design file out of the Stencil Vinyl and placed it around the edge of the plaque. I painted the entire stenciled area black and waited for it to dry slightly. I found that it’s best to remove the vinyl before the paint is completely dry, it gives a cleaner line. After the black paint was dry, I cut out the Happy Halloween Brush Script Title design file out of more Stencil Vinyl and centered it on the plaque. I used a bright white paint and coated the area twice, to make sure I covered the black paint. Once all of the vinyl was removd and all the layers were copletely dry, I sprayed a clear coat of spray paint to help protect it a bit.


Stenciled Happy Halloween Plaque by Jessee M for Silhouette America


I love how easy this project was to put together and how well it compliments my house. As you can see I also went the next step and added some vinly bats to the door and possibly all of the windows. I got a bit carried away!



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Designs Used:

Happy Halloween Brush Script Title

12in Oval Doily Background

3 Bats


Jessee M

Hello! My name is Jessee Maloney and I am stay at home mom who is also a small business owner. When I’m not doing those two things I spend the rest of my time finding new ways to make things. I come from a very creative family and pretty much all of my free time since I was a kid has involved art and crafting. I am a collector of skills too. If there is a craft I haven’t tried yet, I make it my goal to learn everything about it!


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  1. This is great, Jessee!  Makes me want to add a Halloween plaque (and maybe a lot of bats) to my front door, as well.  Sometimes simple just gets it done, but this is eye-catching.  Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I've never thought about a plaque for the front door, but you did it and it looks awesome!  Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank You! What a terrific idea! I live in an extremely windy area too and have always lamented not being able to have a Christmas wreath on my door. This is such a cute idea for solving that problem! I may have to make a few variations of this for different holidays. What you did is fun and really effective, thank you again!


  4. Beautiful work Jessee!

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