Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood Sign
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Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood Sign

Halloween time is coming soon! It’s always been one of my favorite Holidays…and not just because it’s my birthday. I love the spooky décor and getting dressed up.

Today, I’m showing you how easy it was to make this Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood Sign for my front porch.

Supplies Needed:

1. I fell in love with the Wicked typography as soon as a I saw it, so I sized it to fit my wood sign. {I buy sheets of 12-inch by 48-inch pine at the hardware store and just cut it down to whatever size I want to make a given sign.}

Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood Sign | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

2. Then,while my Silhouette CAMEO cut the ‘wicked’ text out of vinyl, I painted a streaky coat of black onto the wood sign so it would look aged.

3. I weeded out the vinyl letters and used the Silhouette Transfer Paper to adhere the vinyl design onto my sign. For this project I wanted to use the vinyl lettering as a stencil/template.

Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood Sign | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette

4. Next, I used a Oil-Based Paint Marker to carefully trace the letters and scribble inside them to create a chalkboard-style look.

5. Once the whole word was filled in, I just removed the vinyl and it was done!

Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood Sign | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette


A simple, fun wood sign to add to your Halloween display!


Chalkboard-Style Halloween Wood Sign | Dawn Warnaar for Silhouette


Happy creating!



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Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is an Air Force Wife and mom of 3 who believes in “throwing kindness around like confetti”. While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. Facebook – Google+ – Pinterest – Instagram – Twitter – Bloglovin

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  1. Beautiful work Dawn…love the sketchy chalkboard look!

    1. Thanks Annie!

  2. Can the vinyl stencil be reused?

    1. Hi Gaylene! You’d have to use the Silhouette Stencil Material to create a reusable stencil. I just used regular vinyl. 🙂

    2. If you carefully peel it up so as not to stretch it and then stick it on the shiny side of butcher/freezer paper or waxed paper you can get several uses of the stencil.

  3. Oh, wow! Totally awesome! <3

    1. Thanks again for the beautiful design work! 🙂

  4. Love the chalkboard sign!!! Where can I find the Wicked font you used??? Thanks

    1. Hi Debra! It’s a Shape from the online store called Wicked-Calligraphy. It’s linked above at end of the post right after my signature. 🙂

  5. This is great, Dawn. I love the distressed look, too.

    1. Thanks Kim! 🙂

  6. What was the finished size of the project?  I know I can make any size but I was just curious.

    1. Hi Joyce! I cut a sheet of 12×48 pine wood in half so roughly 12×24. 🙂

  7. Does the Silhouette Camio cut out the lettering or did you have to do that by hand?

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