Trick or Treat Sign

How cute is this Trick or Treat Sign? It was so easy to make- here is how I did it…

1. Using a clipart image of witches shoes and my vinyl cutter, I made some vinyl to go on a wood plaque.

2. Next I painted the wood directly on top of the vinyl and let it dry.

3. Lastly I simply peeled off the vinyl stickers so the wood is seen. This picture doesn’t do a good job at showing how cool the grain on the wood looks coming through the paint- I love this look!

I love how it turned out!

How do you decorate for fall or Halloween?

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2011

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. We’ve got spooky webs and skeletons and lots of dollar store fun! Along with a few cute DIY crafts of course!

  2. I have a small collection of pumpkins that I have acquired for Halloween decorating. I also created a fall wreath that’s on my door. Love it!

  3. At last count my husband said we had 30 pumpkins, some fresh some painted, some glass, some wooden, but my favorite are the paper bats flying on invisible thread!

  4. For the first time I was able to decorate a mantel for the holidays- crows, pennant banner, the whole 9 yards.

  5. We decorated pumpkins, bats, & witches for the window. First year my 4 kids under 5 actually are “getting” Halloween!!

  6. We have bats, a witch, a light up pumpkin….spooky!!

  7. So far, and let’s face it, probably all that will end up going up….we have some painted wooden pumpkins, two craft pumpkins (one monster and one princess), two real pumpkins (that we need to carve still!) and one tiny ghost (made from a milk chug container). I feel like October snuck up on us but at least we have some pumpkins! :)

  8. staci johnson says:

    We did a halloween tablescape, ent. center, pumpkins, pretty much every bare space in my house has some sort of halloween decor:) Your sign turned out super cute!!

  9. I have decorated with my Slouchy Pumpkins inside and real pumpkin outside.

  10. We’re pretty simple with decorations around here – a few pumpkins, an old haunted house thing and some decorated foam shapes from the dollar store. :)

  11. Thanks for the PARTY!

  12. Just a few pumpkins this year.

  13. Gwen@theboldabode says:

    Yur witchy sign is heeee–larious!

  14. We have decorated with jack o lanterns! The kids love seeing them lit up on the porch!

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  16. Erin @ How to Nest for Less says:

    I decorated my home for Halloween with a bale of hay on the front porch with pumpkins, a scarecrow and corn stalks! Can’t wait for the neighborhood kids to come by and see it!!

  17. Erin @ How to Nest for Less says:

    I LIKE their Facebook page!

  18. I like to take the simple and practical root when decorating for Halloween: get some pumpkins and put them on the porch. They keep well out there in the cold and we eat them one by one as fall passes. Decoration that puts itself away! Score! :)

  19. I like to add orange lights to our gas wood stove to give it the look of a real fire. It is so cozy looking.

  20. My Halloween decor consists of spiderwebs (fake, of course) on my front porch. various pumpkins scattered around the house, a little styrofoam pumpkin that I created, and a framed witch picture I found at the Graphics Fairy!


  21. I’ve decorated with faux pumpkins that i’ve carved and use every year. The kids on the street just love them!

  22. We have done a lot to decorate, but one of my favorite things is pickng gourds and pumpkins from my grandmas garden and sticking them all over the house.

  23. Our family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, but I’ve decorated beautifully for Fall! One new idea this year was my decoupaged Holly Hobbie pumpkins that I made for my Etsy shop. I took strips of Holly Hobbie-themed flannel and decoupaged them to a lightweight faux pumpkin. Then I cut out a matching HH graphic from printable fabric and put her on front and center. I painted the stem blue and they are just adorable! (I made 3)

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  24. I decorated our mantel and hearth with standard Halloween fare (Skulls, pumpkins, etc.) and hung up a few cardboard cutouts in the kitchen. Not too crazy (or sppoky!) but enough to give a Halloween feel! :)

  25. We decorated with carved pumpkins!
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  26. So far, I just have a wreath on the front door. We really need to get on top of decorations!

  27. We have two kinds of vinyl window cling this year, spooky skeletons, skulls and so forth and the most adorable Winnie the Pooh trick or treat clings. Every year we each carve a pumpkin…and roast the pumpkin seeds…yum!

  28. LOVE the smell my feet sign. Sincerely adorable!! SO DOING THIS!!!

  29. The smell my feet sign is too cute. (unfortunately, I’ll probably have that little ditty running through my head the rest of the afternoon…)

    We’re not big halloween decorators, but I do like to decorate for fall! My favorite decoration is our thankful tree, where we can write on paper leaves and hang them on it to share what we are thankful for. The kids just love it.

  30. We don’t decorate for halloween, but I did make a fall burlap wreath for our door and also one for my friend! :)

  31. I don’t decorate for Halloween, but I do put out some fall arrangements / silk flowers for fall.

  32. I don’t do any Halloween decorating at all.

  33. I’ve decorated my house mostly with pumpkins and fun things for Halloween. Our theme is “kooky not spooky” around here :)

  34. Carla @ Whole Child Creative Curriculum says:

    I like cutesy Halloween and fall decorations…we have lights, pumpkins, and scarecrows!

  35. Fun! We do more “Fall” and less “Halloween”. So far we have some pumpkins and a nice fall centerpiece on the coffee table.

  36. We don’t actually celebrate Halloween- we celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday- which falls on Halloween!

  37. I have a silk flower arrangement in a fake pumpkin that I dig out every year to set on the table.

  38. Patty Blake says:

    Since I’ve been decorating homes for Halloween for more than 35 years, I’ve collected my share of “must have” Halloween decorations. I generally edit these decorations from time to time as I add to them. My favorites that I’ve decorated with this year are a vintage style pumpkin-faced wide-eyed figure complete with black and white striped socks carrying a tiny hallowed out pumpkin with a tin handle for trick or treating. I have a favorite Boyd’s jointed teddy bear wearing a witch’s black pointed hat displayed along with a 2″ wooden block that I decoupaged vintage Halloween pictures on all sides. I also have a pumpkin shaped basket for Halloween candy with curly grapevines winding around its handle with two vintage style stuffed goulish figures made from felt and fabric. I fill my favorite country baskets with silk and dried fall arrangements and scatter colorful silk fall leaves around to complete the scene.

    I love your website! Not only is it chuck-full of amazing ideas, it’s inspiring as well; thank you!