I promise to do an extended tutorial on wood signs (just in case someone is curious), but....here's a finished project, in case *you* already know all about the ins and outs of wood (and could probably teach me a thing or six). I bought some stakes at home depot and a sheet of wood. I drew a bunch of candy corn (they could also be gumdrop) shapes. There were cut/sanded, then painted. It didn't have to be perfect lines b/c I went back with black paint and made all sorts of little squiggles and lines and flicked it with black paint. Paint flicking covers up a multitude of painting sins.