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DIY Pumpkin Sign {and a Silhouette GIVEAWAY!}

 You guys know how much I love my pallet signs. I love them so much, I have one in my dining room, one in my bathroom, and one with a glittery deer head on it… So you had to have guessed that come harvest time, I’d be doing the same type of project for my front porch. I know, it’s not quite fall yet… but it’s COMING soon, so I’m just trying to stay on top of things! And this rustic pumpkin sign is just the thing I needed!

 This project was pretty simple to make, and I made the entire thing out of left over baseboard scraps from when we built our house. You could use any scrap wood you’ve got laying around.

You’ll need:

Scrap wood boards
Paint and brush
Big staples and a hammer
Vinyl lettering and vinyl pumpkin shape


Cut your scrap wood to size. My leftover baseboard pieces were about 4 inches wide by 15 inches long.

Paint your boards whatever color you want your writing and pumpkin to be. Mine were already white, so I just went with that.

Tape the backs together how you want them. This will keep them together while you work.

 Place your vinyl on your boards how you want them.

 Use a craft cutter to cut your vinyl if you have one (enter to win my Silhouette Giveaway at the end of this post.) I actually used scissors to cut out my vinyl, so you DO NOT need a craft cutter to make this project, but it would sure be nice!

You will be pealing this vinyl off later, so if it isn’t perfect, or you have to piece it together, that’s fine!

 Paint over the entire thing, vinyl and all.

 Once your paint has dried for a few minutes, peel off the vinyl. Don’t let it dry ALL the way, or it might peel off parts you don’t want it to. I used a toothpick to get under the vinyl.

 I wanted mine to look a little rustic (or crappy if you ask Casey), so I sanded the edges and the fronts of the boards a little.

Then take your big ole staples and hammer the staples into the boards. These are fencing staples. Just ask the guy at Home Depot, he’ll know what you mean.

 I also hammered a couple staples in the top to hang with a ribbon or a string.

And you’re done!!!

This is a very easy Halloween craft that you can make with things you have around the house.

If you like this project, you might like some of these posts:

Halloween Pallet Sign

4×4 Pumpkins

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Cake

Free Halloween Printable



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Wednesday 9th of September 2015

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Tuesday 26th of August 2014

It helps that both your father and father-in-law are electricians so you have access to romex staples.


Wednesday 20th of August 2014

I love the pumpkin sign! I love decorating with pumpkins for the fall. Super cute!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Helen Gullett

Tuesday 19th of August 2014

This is a great idea! Love the different way of making a door sign. Thanks for the tutorial!!


Tuesday 19th of August 2014

LOVE this sign! So simple, yet so adorable! I love the rustic staples on the ends! Brilliant! And what an amazing giveaway! I LOVE my Cameo & all of these goodies would be awesome! Especially the rolling tote! I want one of those so bad!