When you’re organising a Halloween Party or, in my case, a walk-through Halloween Open House, you might want to give your guests a little direction and this quick and easy DIY Halloween This Way sign might be just what you need. Luckily, turning an ordinary wooden arrow into event-worthy signage is super simple.
I happened to have a 24cm black arrow in my stash that I originally got from Dunelm for the princely sum of… wait for it… 19p (it’s amazing what you can find when you keep your eyes open), but you can easily pick up a plain wooden arrow online or at a craft store. This one from Hobbycraft will even save you the bother of downloading the printable… all you need is chalk! But if you fancy something a little more atmospheric, read on to see how I made mine.
HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE HALLOWEEN THIS WAY SIGN
- Wooden Arrow – or forgo the arrow altogether and just use a scrap piece of wood
- Free Halloween Printable (available at the end of this post)
- Mod Podge
- Bamboo Cane or Stick (optional)
- Black Paint or Gesso (optional)
- Moss (optional) – Mine was from a garden centre but again, you can buy moss online or maybe even get it from your garden.
- Mini Pumpkins (optional) – OK. So mine aren’t actually pumpkins!! They’re called Putkha Pods which again, I got from Hobbycraft. Well they look like pumpkins to me, especially painted with orange acrylic.
- Glue – I used every crafter’s trusty gadget… a glue gun
- Staple Gun or Tape
Remove any string from your sign as necessary.
Print the download at the end of this post, onto A4 paper.
Cut out and glue the printable onto your arrow with Mod Podge. Seal your image with a couple of layers of Mod Podge, making sure to allow each coat to dry.
Paint your stick black. (Or not! It’s your sign. Do it your way!)
Attach the stick to the back of the arrow. I stapled mine, but you could use tape.
Decorate! Use what you have. Moss is a great cover-all and helps disguise any holes left by the string.
I told you it was quick and easy.
Now I could’ve made a Halloween This Way sign on the Cricut like I did with this Rustic Kitchen Sign, but I wanted to show you just how easy it is to add a personal touch to your celebrations, without needing any fancy equipment. I hope you like it.
If you want to give it a go, here’s the promised printable. Click on the image below for the full size download. I’ve included two sizes in the hope you’ll be able to make use of one. Maybe even frame one and use it to direct guests to the food… or the loo!
Don’t forget to let me know what you think of this project. And of course, if you DO make it, please share your creation with me either by posting a photo to my Facebook Page, or tagging me on Instagram.
See you again soon for more Halloween goodness.
A hui hou,
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