Putting together décor for Halloween is always an interesting endeavour. It’s such a playful, mischievous holiday and creating whimsical props and decorative items is all part of the fun! We’ve designed this spooky sign that can be hung anywhere to enhance your Halloween vibe. You can stake it into the front yard for trick-or-treaters or hang it in your front hall for guests.
The Scotch® Brand Team
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
TIME NEEDED: Approximately 1 hour
Scotch® Brand Supplies:
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Masking Tape, Orange
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Zig Zag
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Orange Swiss Dot
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Black
- Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Diagonal Stripe
- Utility knife
- Wooden sign
Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
Lay out your design. Use your stencils to select a work or phrase that will fit on the sign you have selected. Here we are spelling out ‘spooky’. Add in some appropriate image stencils to fill the space and add some fun.
Tape it out. Once you have used a pencil to lightly map out your word you can cover each letter with the tape pattern you wish to use. Here we have selected the patterned Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Orange Swiss Dott and striped it with the Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi Tape, Black
Cut it out. Position your stencil over the tape according to the layout you have already decided upon. You can use the stencil with your utility knife to cut a clean letter.
Peel away. Once you have cut the letter you can peel away the excess tape to reveal a striped letter beneath!
Repeat. Continue with this technique for each letter and the shapes selected
EXPERT TIP: Get creative with your stenciling! Use combinations of tape colours and patterns for a truly unique look!
Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison Cooper of Love Nest Design she has more tips to help you out.