Cricut Trick or Treat Sign

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Today, we’re sharing a quick and easy Candy Corn Halloween Decor Idea using our free Trick or Treat SVG cut file. This easy Cricut Trick or Treat Sign is a fun alternative to a traditional Halloween wreath – or add it to the center of a wreath to add some candy corn flair!

Use our free Trick or Treat SVG cut file to make this super cute candy corn-inspired Trick or Treat sign. Hang on it's own or incorporate into a Halloween wreath.

Cricut Trick or Treat Sign Craft

OK, I’m just about done sharing all of our Halloween decor crafts for this year.

We’ve had so much fun making a wreath for each door (including my daughter’s bedroom door), dressing up plain plastic skulls to make trendy Halloween decor (like our Geode Skull), swapping out our everyday planters for painted Halloween planters, and making our own Halloween ornaments for our little purple Christmas tree that we keep up year round (notably, our Jack Skellington Mickey Ornaments and our Felt Sally Stuffie Ornaments).

This craft is a fun candy corn-inspired sign that just uses a bit of paint and a $1 piece of foam core board to make a quick and easy Halloween sign. If you’re a paint and vinyl hoarder like me, this craft is super cheap to make in no time at all.

You can use this Cricut craft as a door sign, wall decor, stand it up on a mantle or entryway table, add a wooden stake to the back for a garden/lawn sign or add it to the center of a wreath. 

Alternatively, you can add our Trick or Treat SVG to a variety of crafts:

  • add to a wooden cut-out craft
  • use to make Trick or Treat Halloween T-shirts
  • customize a plain tote bag for a treat loot bag
  • place on a Halloween mirror or picture frame
  • use to customize a pumpkin (real or fake)
  • use infusible or heat press vinyl to add to a door mat for a seasonal greeting

If you want your Trick or Treat sign to last for years to come, be sure to seal it with mod podge when you’re done to protect the paint.

 

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Materials to Make a Trick or Treat Door Sign

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Tools:

How to Make a Cricut Trick or Treat Sign

Download the Trick or Treat SVG file and upload into Cricut Design Space. (Attach of the design elements by all of them in the right tool bar and selecting the “attach” button in the lower right.

Select the “make” button in the upper right corner and connect your computer to your cutting machine.

Select the material you are cutting (vinyl) and make sure you have the correct blade in the machine.

Place the vinyl on your light grip mat and ensure it is face-up, smoothing it down so that portions of the vinyl backing sheet makes contact with the mat so that it will not lift up and mess up the cut.

Load the mat into the machine and tell Cricut Design Space to proceed with the cut.

Once the cut has been made, remove the mat from the cutting machine.

Weed the unnecessary vinyl from the design and discard.

Use a pencil to sketch a large candy corn-inspired shape on your foam core board, ensuring that your shape is big enough to fit your Trick or Treat vinyl cut. (At least 12” wide at the base and 14” tall at the tallest spot.)

Use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut the candy corn shape out of the foam core board. If the edges are rough, smooth them down with sandpaper.

Paint a light coat of orange paint on the bottom ⅓ of the candy corn.

Paint a light coat of yellow paint on the center ⅓ of the candy corn shape.

Paint a light coat of white paint on the top ⅓ of the candy corn shape.

With light coats of all three colors, add a second coat and work the areas where two colors meet with light, blending coats back and forth. Make sure to do the same on the sides of the candy corn. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Remove the vinyl design (still attached to the backing sheet) from the mat and place vinyl-side-up on a hard surface.

Cover the design with a sheet of transfer paper with the “sticky side” down. Rub over the design with a spatula tool to attach the transfer paper to the vinyl design.

Gently and carefully peel the transfer paper away from the vinyl backing sheet.

Carefully position the corners of the transfer paper onto the candy corn sign and then slowly roll down the transfer paper to attach the vinyl design to the sign. Press down and then use the spatula tool to smooth down and remove any bubbles in the vinyl.

Peel away the transfer paper and discard.

Form a loop with a 10” to 12” piece of floral wire and hot glue it to the back of your sign to hang.

 

Pin this Easy Trick or Treat Sign Using our free Trick or Treat SVG:

How to make a Candy Corn trick or treat sign using our free Cricut Trick or Treat SVG file. A simple $1 Halloween decor craft that can be made last minute

Grab your free printable instructions for our Trick or Treat Cricut sign and don’t forget to grab your free Trick or Treat SVG Cut File here:

Yield: 1 Door Sign

Cricut Trick or Treat Sign

Cricut Trick or Treat Sign

Use our free Trick or Treat SVG cut file to make this super cute candy corn-inspired Trick or Treat sign.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Foam Core Board
  • Acrylic Paint in Yellow, Orange and White
  • Craft Sealant
  • Black Vinyl
  • Trick or Treat SVG Cut File
  • Floral Wire

Tools

  • Cricut Machine
  • Light Grip Cutting Mat
  • Fine Tip Cutting Blade
  • Large Scissors or Craft Knife
  • Sand Paper
  • Transfer Tape
  • Paint Brushes
  • Pencil
  • Wire Cutters
  • Weeding Tool
  • Scraper Tool

Instructions

  1. Download the Trick or Treat SVG file and upload into Cricut Design Space. (Attach of the design elements by all of them in the right tool bar and selecting the “attach” button in the lower right.
  2. Select the “make” button in the upper right corner and connect your computer to your cutting machine. 
  3. Select the material you are cutting (vinyl) and make sure you have the correct blade in the machine.
  4. Place the vinyl on your light grip mat and ensure it is face-up, smoothing it down so that portions of the vinyl backing sheet makes contact with the mat so that it will not lift up and mess up the cut.
  5. Load the mat into the machine and tell Cricut Design Space to proceed with the cut.
  6. Once the cut has been made, remove the mat from the cutting machine.
  7. Weed the unnecessary vinyl from the design and discard.
  8. Use a pencil to sketch a large candy corn-inspired shape on your foam core board, ensuring that your shape is big enough to fit your Trick or Treat vinyl cut. (At least 12” wide at the base and 14” tall at the tallest spot.)
  9. Use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut the candy corn shape out of the foam core board. If the edges are rough, smooth them down with sandpaper.
  10. Paint a light coat of orange paint on the bottom ⅓ of the candy corn.
  11. Paint a light coat of yellow paint on the center ⅓ of the candy corn shape.
  12. Paint a light coat of white paint on the top ⅓ of the candy corn shape.
  13. With light coats of all three colors, add a second coat and work the areas where two colors meet with light, blending coats back and forth. Make sure to do the same on the sides of the candy corn. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  14. Remove the vinyl design (still attached to the backing sheet) from the mat and place vinyl-side-up on a hard surface. 
  15. Cover the design with a sheet of transfer paper with the “sticky side” down. Rub over the design with a spatula tool to attach the transfer paper to the vinyl design.
  16. Gently and carefully peel the transfer paper away from the vinyl backing sheet.
  17. Carefully position the corners of the transfer paper onto the candy corn sign and then slowly roll down the transfer paper to attach the vinyl design to the sign. Press down and then use the spatula tool to smooth down and remove any bubbles in the vinyl.
  18. Peel away the transfer paper and discard. 
  19. Form a loop with a 10” to 12” piece of floral wire and hot glue it to the back of your sign to hang.

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