Halloween Skull Sign Tutorial

We are sure getting excited for Halloween over here! The kids picked out their costumes this weekend and the Halloween decor has made an appearance. So it’s time to bring on the Halloween crafts!

DIY Halloween Skull Sign

DIY Halloween Sign || Love the singed skull


I am loving black gingham for Halloween this year! And of course, those pom poms always make me so happy. This sign needed a little happy to break up the spooky. ha!


You’ll love the singed detail on the skull!

DIY Halloween Sign

Halloween Skull Sign Tutorial



  • Wood Pennant Plaque
  • Black Craft Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Silhouette Cotton Canvas
  • Printer {I used my Canon TS9020 Printer, which handled the Cotton Canvas like a boss! If you’re looking for a printer, the TS9020 is on sale right now! Click here to see the sale price.}
  • Black Pom Pom Trim
  • Matte Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Candle
  • Black Ribbon or Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Wrapping Paper or Craft Paper


  1. First paint the edges of your wood plaque with black craft paint. I like to place plastic grocery bags underneath my projects to protect my work space and reuse the bags. Plus, the plastic doesn’t stick to the paint like paper would.


2. Print a Halloween image on the Cotton Canvas paper. I used the back feed option on my Canon printer and the Plain Paper settings on High.

Note: I found the cool skull clip art for free here.


3. Use scissors to cut around the skull. I left a little room around the skull.


4. Using a candle or lighter, carefully singe the edges of the cotton canvas around the skull. ***PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL DOING THIS STEP. Always handle candles or fire with caution. I highly recommend doing this near a sink or water source and having good ventilation. Be careful not to get your fingers or hands close to the open flame.*** Allow the cotton canvas to cool.


5. Using Mod Podge, apply the paper to the wood pennant. Allow Mod Podge to dry thoroughly.


6. Peel off the backing on the cotton canvas and apply to the sign.


7. Hot glue pom poms underneath the skull and glue ribbon to the back of the sign to hang.


So that’s my spooky new Skull Halloween sign! He is definitely a stylin skull, right? What Halloween crafts are you making this year?


Disclosure: this post is brought to you by Canon. All opinions are my own.

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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