Rustic It’s Halloween Witches framed leaning porch sign + FREE SVG

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

Rustic It’s Halloween Witches framed leaning porch sign + FREE SVG

Make your own vertical rustic farmhouse leaning porch sign for Halloween. Bonus: grab the It’s Halloween Witches FREE SVG in my free to use resource library

It’s Halloween Witches! YES! I can’t believe how amazing this painted sign turned out. It has all the gorgeous elements of farmhouse basics but a not so common (on a porch sign) Halloween saying…which makes me extra love it! I could have went with a basic cutesy saying like “boo” or “trick or treat” but I wanted my porch sign to have just a bit of sass to it! And it totally does and fits my family SO well. We are a bit sarcastic and sassy lol!

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And I kept the back of it blank, well I went ahead and painted it white, so I could make it a reversible fall leaning sign later on. I’m all about getting double use out of my décor. I’m a momma of 4, double sided or dual purpose décor is wonderful in my world. Less to store and less to change out when the seasons change.

I have actually had this piece of 1×10 pine hanging around forever! I stained it when I stained this round wood base for this last name sign a couple years ago and am just now getting around to creating on them. Life of a mom and entrepreneur! Here’s what it looked like before I smothered it in creativity. Just a blank stained piece of wood. You can’t see it in this pic but it had a ton of scratches and some gouges on it from being moved around so much in my craft room over the last couple of years.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

If you don’t already have a Cricut I HIGHLY recommend getting one. I still create on my old Cricut Explore and create some pretty awesome projects to share with the world 😉 Cricut newbie? Read this post on 10 supplies and accessories you need to get started with your cutting machine.

Side note… If you need the checkered rug that’s on my porch get this one. I looked for hours trying to find the exact one and this one is perfect. I don’t have OCD but I really specifically wanted one that had the same stripe on the top and bottom so that it looked even and this one was the only one I came across that that did in the size that I needed it.

 

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How to make a rustic farmhouse leaning Halloween porch sign you will love

Here’s what you’ll need


1.PAINT THE BASE

I chose to use a board that was already stained. This is not a must but I do like that the stain peaks through the sanded bits of my sign. I painted my wood sign with two coats of white wall paint. You can use acrylic paint too. I didn’t have white acrylic to use so I used the wall paint instead and it works just as great.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

After my first coat was dry I applied a second coat of white paint then let that completely dry.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

2. APPLY THE STENCIL

I cut my stencils out on my Cricut then weeded the letters out with a sewing pin. If you want to know how to make a reverse stencil sign be sure to check out this laundry sign tutorial.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

Because this sign was so large I had to break it up into three separate pieces in Design Space.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

I added masking tape to the sides and the seams where the stencils touch just in case I got paint a little too far outside of the stencil I wouldn’t have a big mess to clean up.

3.PAINT THE STENCIL

I used acrylic paint to paint the lettering of my stencil. The first thing I did was seal my stencil so that I would get minimal to no paint bleed. This isn’t a must but it does help to get super crisp lines.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

I just painted of paint on the lettering. I painted IT’S and WITCHES with black acrylic paint and HALLOWEEN with orange acrylic paint.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

4. PEEL UP THE STENCIL

I always peel up my stencils while my paint is wet. I started with the small lettering first then worked my way down the wood sign.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

I used a sewing pin to lift out all the little middle pieces

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

If you love this tutorial be sure to check out how to make these super cute Halloween wood tags

5.CUT & STAIN THE FRAME

After my sign was dry I measured a 1×2 and cut pieces for my frame. Here’s what it looked like once I got my pieces cut and stained.

I had 2 pieces that were cut at 52” and 2 pieces that were cut at 10.75”.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

Before I attached my framed pieces to my Halloween sign I distressed the 1×2’s with my sander and 120 grit sandpaper

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

7. ATTACH THE FRAME

I attached the two long side pieces first. I used a little bit of wood glue then used my Ryobi brad nailer to attach them to the sign.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

Don’t worry if you miss cut your wood frame pieces. I do this ALL the time. Just use your miter saw to square it up after you get them attached.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

Here’s what my sign looked like once I got the side frame pieces attached. I framed the sign so that the sign would be in the middle of the framed pieces instead of flush with the back. You can also see where I used my miter saw to cut off the uneven parts.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

I did the same thing for the top and bottom pieces. Added the wood glue, my husband says to apply it in a squiggle line, idk if this is really how you’re supposed to do it or if he’s just messing with me lol but whatever it is this seems to work.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

8.SEAL THE FINISHED SIGN

If you want to protect your sign from the elements I recommend sealing it with an outdoor sealant like this one. I did not do this step because I plan to paint a fall themed stencil on the other side of this Halloween porch sign. But after I finish the other side I’ll seal it with the outdoor spray.

DIY Halloween framed leaning porch sign for your fall rustic farmhouse home decor. How to paint a Halloween front porch sign. It's Halloween witches large Halloween sign

Then you’re all done. I hope you enjoyed this DIY craft tutorial :)! If you have any questions please ask them in the comments below.

Happy crafting!

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