Download a FREE Home Sweet Haunted Home SVG to make a DIY Wooden Halloween Sign with a Glowforge or Cricut machine! All of your guests will love this spooky addition to your front door, wreath, or Halloween home decor! Plus, it’s easy to make!
Ever since I got my Glowforge, I have loved to make home decor projects for every holiday. Halloween was my FIRST holiday with my laser cutter, so I was only brave enough to try making some adorable acrylic Halloween earrings. But this year, I wanted to make a sign to add to my front porch decor!
I try to make my Halloween decorations a mix of cute and spooky, and this DIY Wooden Halloween sign is perfect! Don’t forget, you can grab this FREE Halloween Sign SVG at the end of the post to make your very own sign!
Have you heard of a Glowforge? I use my SVG files with it ALL of the time, and you can too! Check out my Glowforge Basics post and see what you need to get started and how you can save up to $500 on your very own 3D laser printer!
Can I Use a Cricut Machine to Make a Wooden Halloween Sign?
Yes, you can definitely use your Cricut machine! However, you won’t be able to use the same materials that you would with a Glowforge Laser Printer. I used 1/4″ (for the back) and 1/8″ MDF (for the details) to make my Home Sweet Haunted Home sign, and a Cricut or Silhouette can’t handle materials that thick.
If you have a Cricut Explore Air 2, you’ll want to try making this sign with Kraft Board. If you own a Cricut Maker, you can use chipboard at the risk of losing some of the details. You can use regular 12×12″ colored card stock to apply to a thick base, too!
What is the Difference Between the Glowforge SVG and Cricut SVG?
SVG files must be designed in slightly different ways for the separate machines. The Glowforge design software reads SVG files a little differently than Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio. When you upload the designs, just make sure that you use the file for the program you will cut your file in, otherwise it may look somewhat unfamiliar compared to other SVG files.
When you upload to the Glowforge App, your design will only have lines (you can barely see the lines on the offline Glowforge!):
And when you upload the correct SVG to Cricut Design Space, you will see the colored file so that the design will cut on different mats.
If you’re new to using SVG files with your Cricut machine, make sure you read my full post on How to Upload an SVG to Cricut Design Space.
How to Paint the Halloween Wooden Sign
I cut my sign from MDF, so I used spray paint to achieve a glossy, spotless coat of color on my sign. MDF will coat very well, but you have to spray a few very light coats. If you use shiny MDF, you can also lightly sand the surface with fine grit sandpaper, but I find that step not necessary.
Let the painted pieces dry, and attach together with glue. Attach a ribbon or frame hanger to the back of the sign and you’re done!
If you love this sign, you’ll definitely want to check out this Welcome Foolish Mortals sign and SVG from Cori over at Hey Let’s Make Stuff!
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Download Home Sweet Haunted Home SVG
In the gray box below, click to agree to the terms and then enter your information in the box that appears. Click the “Download” buttons and the SVG (.zip file) will download instantly. You will NOT be sent an email with the file. Free SVG files available for download are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. SVG and JPG files are included to use with Cricut Design Space & Silhouette Studio. Upgraded versions of Silhouette Studio can import SVG files.
Home Sweet Haunted Home SVG
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