Our Hex Sign Decals work indoors and outdoors on most smooth clean surfaces. If you would like to put it on wood you need to make sure the wood is smooth and sealed.
Pennsylvania Dutch Hex signs are an intriguing example of American Folk Art with a long history.
Decorating everyday items with colorful designs was a common practice for the German Lutheran and Reformed settlers of Eastern Pennsylvania. Furniture, clocks, birth certificates were decorated with symbols and motifs with which the first settlers had been acquainted in Europe. Many of the motifs used in these decorations included birds, hearts, tulips, and very often, geometric designs which would imitate the stars, sun, and moon.
Sometime in the mid-19th-century folk artists began to transform the old geometric designs by enlarging them and painting them on barns. These designs would get the name Hex Signs in the 1920s. It appears that the name and the legend of Hex signs were due largely to two events. The term "hexsign" is derived from the Pennsylvania Dutch word "hexafoos" which means "witches foot". The term was coined in 1923 by Wallace Nutting. While traveling throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, he became curious about the mysterious signs painted on barns in the area.