My favorite part of my Zombie Attack Halloween decor this year is this DIY warning zombies sign. I decided to make instead of buying because I wanted it to be personalized and I can never pass on a chance for a fun craft day. After searching around on Pinterest and thinking about what I wanted to do, I came up the this look for my sign.
To make this sign you will need a square wooden board, a wooden stake, paint, red gel food coloring and spray acrylic sealant. To start out I painted the entire board cream. I then used my yard stick to separate the top section and painted it black. I then played around with red and black for the outside border of the sign. Once dried I freehand painted “Warning” and “Zombies”.
Next I racked my brain on how to do the blood on the sign. I ended up grabbing a tube of red gel food coloring from my baking cupboard and smeared it all over my hand. I then grabbed the sign in a few places and used one finger to write out “Save Your Self”. The texture of the gel food coloring gave some great depth and detail and really looks like blood.
After letting it dry for over 24 hours, I took the sign outside and added multiple coats of clear acrylic spray paint. The red food coloring has already faded a bit and is really not water resistant. I am not sure if it will hold up all that great over time, but I can always re-do that portion for the future if it fades away.
The final touch to make this sign pop was adding fake barb wire and Zombie Arm Lawn Stakes.
Don’t have time to make a zombie sign? Good news is that there are a ton of them out there to buy and they run about $10-$15 a piece. Here are a few examples I saw at the Spirit store that would have worked great too.