Pumpkin Halloween Sign. Embellish a wood pumpkin sign from Dollar Tree with paint and vinyl.
Today’s craft combines my love of both Dollar Tree and my Cricut machine. Every year I like to make a few new decor pieces to decorate for the holidays.
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How to Make a Dollar Tree Pumpkin Halloween Sign
This craft comes together really quickly, and you can add any design you like with your Cricut machine and vinyl.
Start by painting the wood pumpkin in any colors you like. I painted mine with traditional orange and green, but you could do purple and orange, black and white, or any other combination of colors.
I painted the orange first and allowed it to dry and then painted the green stem. I love to use acrylic paints because they dry so quickly.
While the pumpkin completely dries, cut out a vinyl Halloween design using a Cricut machine. There are a lot of great Halloween designs to choose from.
Cricut Design Space File: Pumpkin Halloween Sign
Once the vinyl is cut out, weed the excess vinyl from the design.
Then, your design is ready to be applied to the pumpkin sign. Use transfer tape to transfer the design. Cut a piece of transfer tape the same size as your design.
Peel the paper backing from the transfer tape and apply it to the top of the vinyl. Use a scraper tool to secure the vinyl to the transfer tape.
Carefully peel the transfer tape paper backing away from the vinyl.
Apply the vinyl design to the painted pumpkin.
Note: I used removable vinyl because it was what I had on hand. If you do not use permanent vinyl and want to display your design outside, seal the vinyl with Mod Podge.
Make a Wired Ribbon Bow
You could certainly leave the sign as is, but I wanted to make a bow for the sign. Start by creating two loops of wired ribbon. Secure the loops with hot glue.
Cut a tail using another piece of ribbon. Cut a v-shape at each end of the ribbon tail.
Create a small center loop using another piece of ribbon. Fold both edges of the wire ribbon towards the middle.
Stack your ribbon pieces with the tail on the bottom, the bigger loop, and then the smaller loop. Wrap your center loop around the middle of the stack and hot glue in place.
Glue your bow to the top of the pumpkin using hot glue. You can attach a hanger through the small hole in the top of the pumpkin to hang. I plan to display mine on my gallery wall shelves.
What have you created for Halloween this year?
Creative Crafts – Halloween Edition
This craft is part of Creative Crafts Halloween Edition. Creative Crafts is a series hosted by Me and My INKlings, Creatively Beth, Bella Crafts Publishing, and Artsy Fartsy Mama. Some of your favorite crafters come together to create crafts around a specific theme! Check the posts below for more Halloween craft ideas.
- Paint Chip Jack-O-Lanterns by Laura of Me and My Inklings
- Meow-lloween Shirt by Lindsay of Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Pumpkin Halloween Sign by Laura of Laura’s Crafty Life
- Halloween Bookmarks by Smitha of Smiling Colors
- Glow in the Dark Hoop Wreath by Kimberly of Crafting Cheerfully
- Halloween Printable Bingo Cards by Shani of Sunshine & Munchkins
- Halloween Reverse Canvases by Erica of 5 Little Monsters
- DIY Recycled Pumpkin Crayons by Justine of Little Dove
- Wine Cork Spider and Lace Hoop Web by Beth of Creatively Beth
- Clay Witch’s Cauldron Earrings by Lindsay of Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Trick or Treat Bag with Free Cut File by Liz of Liz on Call
- Mermaid Halloween Costume by Natalie of Doodle Craft
- Trick or Treat Sign by Kelsey of Poofy Cheeks
- Cute DIY Jack-O-Lantern by Ginger of Ginger Snap Crafts
- Ghost Earrings with Free SVG File by Teresa of Simply Made Fun
- Jack Skellington Cupcake Toppers by Elise of Polka Dotted Blue Jay
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