A few weeks ago I picked up some old white fence posts at a yard sale. They came to mind as the perfect medium for making a sign for my Halloween mantel. They had a few things going for them. First, they were already white. One step done. Second, they were white on both sides. Two steps done. I wanted them to be white on both sides because I wanted to do a double sided sign. One that could pull double duty for more than one holiday.
If you don’t have a fence post to use, you could always just cut your own piece of wood. To follow what I did, glue three pieces of wood together. Cut out your two vinyl phrases. I used Something Wicked This Way Comes for my Halloween sign and In Everything Give Thanks for my Thanksgiving sign. Transfer one vinyl phrase onto each side of the wood sign. Apply a layer of paint on top of the vinyl. Allow to dry and peel off the vinyl. Use a fine sanding block and rub it around the whole sign. Flip the sign over and repeat the process with the other vinyl phrase.
I painted my edges the color of the lighter Thanksgiving sign. I thought that would look better than dark black edges from the Halloween sign. Since I used an old fence post, My letters did get some bleed through. Smooth wood would give a crisper line but you do have to do a little more painting prep work.
Not to mention my jumpstart on the next holiday! How great would these signs be for holiday gifts! Christmas + New Years , Valentines Day + St. Patrick’s Day, Easter + Fourth of July… I just may need to make one for every holiday!!
Stay tuned to see my finished Halloween mantel in the next few days!