I looked for a piece of wood to make the sign with, then realized I had a sign that says "Trick or Treat" on it. Won't need that until October so why not use the back side of it. Double duty. When you look for a piece of wood, look for soft wood.
I found a font I liked, and for some reason couldn't print it, so decided to softly just trace it off the screen.
Because my piece of wood is a soft wood I was able to trace over the lettering, pressing enough to imprint the wood.
It worked very well except for where the knot is but I managed alright. Add any little images you like. I found a couple of mint leaves.
Now skip the painting, just use permanent markers!
Filling in the lettering was so easy, anyone could do it.
And because there's no paint to dry you can spray a clear exterior Varathane right over your masterpiece!