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DIY Halloween “EEK” sign

EEK! Halloween is in 28 days so we are getting to work sprucing up our spooky spaces! We’ve partnered with Jane on Instagram and are playing along with the short IG series #JaneTrickOrTreat. Today we’re kicking the series off with our “Trick” (aka: EEK sign) and you’ve gotta head to Jane’s IG to see the “Treat!” Every day this week they’ll be sharing a new Trick or Treat so be sure to follow along. πŸ˜‰
Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

In the meantime, who wants to make an Eek sign?! Fab! Let’s get started!

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

To make your own you’ll need scraps of wood from your stash or new wood, whatevs! We used:

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

To assemble this cutie took us less than an hour! First, build your sign.

  1. Cut wood to size.
  2. Stain furring strips. 
  3. Nail glue or brad nail strips around wood board.

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

Now, let’s paint! 

  1. Paint wood white.
  2. Once dry, lay 4-5 pieces of Frog Tape across sign.
  3. Paint orange over tape.

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

Peel tape up! Viola! Crisp stripes! Next, place vinyl stencil EEK centered over the board.

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

Next, paint black over the stencil.

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

Lift stencil from board and discard. Using tweezers or weeder, remove EEK letters from stencil.

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

Optional: Add sawtooth hanger to the back. We didn’t as it sits upright as is.

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

That’s it. Pretty darn cute, am I right?

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

This spooky little number would be a great hostess gift for your upcoming Halloween parties or just pair with pumpkins, real or artificial, to spruce up your own spooky space stat! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Easy DIY Halloween striped "Eek!" sign.. super cute for the spooky holiday and includes cut file to make your own!

 


Check out more fun DIY Halloween decor like our Succulent Pumpkin Planters,

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Succulent Planters. These FAUX pumpkins + succulents are low maintenance and hassle free on your festive mantel or porch! CUTE!!!

our DIY Halloween Countdown Board,

DIY Halloween Countdown Board with FREE printable numbers! Also has a FREE PRINTABLE version!

or our Halloween Ghost Cupcakes! Yum.

Orange Fanta GHOST Cupcakes, perfect for Halloween! Sprinkled with crushed OREO's to look like dirt. Boo!

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18 Comments

  1. I am horrendous at Instagram, but I want this little sign and of course the cupcakes too. The sign is so signature and fun.

  2. This looks great. Love Halloween fun. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, hope to see you on Wednesday for our next blog hop πŸ™‚

  3. I love that you kept the sides of the furring strips jagged to give it a perfectly imperfect look. Thanks for sharing your fun Halloween sign on Merry Monday. Pinned it.

  4. SUPER CUTE! (love them ghost cupcakes too – soooo easy but so perfect!) Thanks for linking up at Share the Wealth Sunday!

  5. LOVE this EEK sign and thank you for sharing the EEK cut file, however, I’m not finding the cut file download link?

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