Man In The Moon Canvas Wall Art DIY (FREE Stencil!)

I’ve had a crush on this little moon guy for a while now! I saw him on Pinterest and looked everywhere for the same sign, only to find it on Etsy for much higher than I wanted to pay. If you want a cheap and fast way to create a fun Halloween “man-in-moon” sign, this post will break down how you can get an identical sign for just a few dollars! PLUS, I’ve included my FREE man-in-the-moon stencil for your use!

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Why I LOVE to DIY Halloween Decor 

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For a long time, I didn’t decorate for Halloween AT ALL. It just seemed too much of a hassle and too expensive to do right before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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About two years ago our oldest son became super fascinated with our neighborhood Halloween decor and it made him so excited when I started incorporating a few “spooky” elements into our home… Now, I’m a full-blown Halloween decor addict! It is seriously the most fun holiday to decorate for. 

With the expenses of Christmas right around the corner, Halloween is my fave time to try some inexpensive DIY projects to create some truly unique pieces! This adorable man in the moon sign only cost about $5 to make with supplies from Dollar Tree. SUCH a win!

Vintage Man In the Moon Sign

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I first saw this sign on the Liz Marie Blog. Liz Marie has such an iconic farmhouse vintage style and her fall decor fuels almost all my home decor Pinterest boards. (Do you follow me on Pinterest BTW?!) This sign is all over her fall decor pins and is impossible to find in any stores! The only place I’ve located it is on Etsy but it’s far too expensive IMO.

This version is the cheapest and easiest way to get a similar look with less than 5 materials!

Download My FREE Custom Stencil!

Start by downloading my FREE man-in-the-moon stencil. This size fits a standard printer paper. My canvas circle is 12 inches across and this size was perfect. If you want a different size there are a few ways you can enlarge the stencil to create the size you want.

One is to enlarge the size of the print and then print the stencil on multiple sheets of paper and piece it together. Another option is to order it from Staples as a large poster print.

The easiest option would be to use a projector if you have one to project the image onto your circle.

Materials for Man in The Moon Stencil Sign

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  • Canvas round (Mine is a 12 inch canvas from Dollar Tree for $3. Some stores have wood rounds in their craft sections that would also work well, or you can cut your own wood round if you have the right tools).
  • Paint pen
  • Utility Knife
  • Regular pen
  • Free stencil!

How To Create Your Man In The Moon Wall Stencil

  • Step 1: After printing your FREE stencil, use a sharp blade to cut out the shaded parts of your stencil. Be sure to cut it on a cutting surface board to not damage your furniture beneath.
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  • Step 2: Position your stencil on top of your canvas round or wood round. I placed mine just slightly off-center to the left. Tape in place.
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  • Step 3: Using a pen or pencil, lightly trace the pattern on your stencil while it remains in place. This doesn’t have to be perfect, just an outline for when you remove the stencil.

  • Step 4: After removing the stencil, use your paint pen to shade in the pattern! This was actually very easy and only took me a few minutes to do. I didn’t use a fine tip marker, so I was cautious to go slowly and not press very hard. I only needed to do one coat, but if white is still showing through, allow the sign to dry and then go over it once more.
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  • Step 5: Voila! That’s all you need to create this cutie little man-in-the-moon sign! Allow it to dry and then style šŸ™‚
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Pass On This FREE Man In The Moon Stencil!

If you love this cutie stencil, do me a favor and pin it so others can enjoy this freebie!

man in the moon stencil

Also, don’t forget to check out my other FREE art printables below!

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