My 5 year old is really excited to go trick or treating this year! His costume (Optimus Prime) is already hanging in his closet. He can’t wait.  I thought it would be fun to come up with a chalkboard sign so that we could count down the days together. It was really easy sign to make! Follow along and I will show you how I made mine.

Here is what you will need: 

Silhouette Cameo/Portrait

Wood Plaque (found mine here)

Chalkboard Paint // Paint brush

Vinyl (white/orange)

Hook tool

Contact paper

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Start by painting your wood sign with chalkboard paint and let dry. Mine took about 30 minutes to dry.


I designed my sign in the Silhouette Studio and used shapes found in the online Silhouette store. I used these spiderwebs, this label, and this pumpkin. You can choose any font that you like! The fonts I used for the sign are Joelle Charming and Skitch.

I loaded my white vinyl and hit cut.


I used my hook tool to weed out the vinyl that I did not need.


I transferred my vinyl image over using contact paper. I like to transfer my design over in small pieces. I started with my spiderwebs. I place the transfer paper on to my vinyl image and press. The contact paper lifts up my design and I place it on my plaque and peel the contact paper off. Sometimes I do need to rub it to get the vinyl off the contact paper. I found a credit card works well with that!

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I added a pop of color with the orange vinyl pumpkin and a orange glittery spider. I am using a chalkboard pen to countdown the days.

I love how it turned out!

My blog friends and I are sharing Halloween projects today! Hop on over to see more spooky goodness and tutorials!


1) Halloween Paper Wreath by Cook and Craft Me Crazy
2) Knock If You Dare by From Wine to Whine
3) Spooky Ghosts Etched Votives by Tiny Sidekick
4) Rice Krispy Treat Tombstones by Play. Party. Pin.
5) Countdown to Halloween Sign by Lil Mrs Tori
6) Bat Wreath by Whistle and Ivy
7) Black and White Pumpkin Painting by Homemade Ginger
8) Eraser-Stamped Halloween Shirt by Cutesy Crafts