Copy of Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Sign Wall Decal - Design Twelve

by WilsonGraphics

Our Hex Sign decals work indoors and out on a variety of smooth clean surfaces. If you would like to put it on wood you need to make sure the wood is smooth and sealed.

SIZE: Available in various sizes
Custom sizes available upon request.

Pennsylvania Dutch Hex signs are an intriguing example of folk art with a long history.

There are a number of traditional designs which have a meaning an significance unique to it. This particular design features an 8 pointed star which represents good will and abundance. The tulips represent faith and trust in man and the sheaves of wheat (the green elements between the points of the outer star) signify abundance.

Decorating everyday items with colorful designs was a common practice for the German Lutheran and Reformed settlers of Eastern Pennsylvania. Furniture, to clocks, to birth certificates were decorated with symbols and motifs which the first settlers had been acquainted with 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 1920's. It appears that the name and the legend of Hex signs was due largely to two events. The term "€œhexsign"€ is derived from the Pennsylvania Dutch word "€œhexafoos"€ 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. Being an "Auslander"€ or foreigner, the local farmers weren'€™t interested in telling their secrets.


Can I get a custom size?
Yes, we can customize your design to perfectly fit your space. Contact us prior to purchase, because some size changes can affect the price.

Do you have different color options?
Absolutely. Many of our designs come in multiple color variations. To choose your colors, simply select the ones you need from our color chart on the product listing. If you are interested in a color change to a design that doesn't offer color variations, please contact us prior to purchase.

Can I flip a design?
No problem. Leave us a note at checkout, "Please flip design," and we'll take care of it.

Can I get a rush order?
If you need a rush order (shipped in less than 3 days), please contact us prior to purchase to discuss the options available. Please note that rush orders typically result in an extra charge (Min. $25.00) and a higher shipping rate.

Is it hard to apply your decals?
No, our decals are very easy to apply and remove. To make it even easier, we include a simple instruction sheet in every order. Our decals adhere to any clean, smooth, dry surface: walls, windows, doors, glass, metal, plastic, appliances, and finished wood.

Can I use your decals outdoors?
Yes, our decals are suitable for outdoor use as well as indoor. Customers have put our decals on cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles and other outdoor surfaces. The inks, vinyl, and adhesive are all waterproof and last for three years in full sunlight, and even longer in shaded areas. For best results, the surface must be smooth, clean, and dry when the decals are applied. Also, the temperature needs to be above 70 degrees (Fahrenheit) at the time they are applied.

Will the decals damage my walls?
No. As long as your wall is smooth, clean, and undamaged the decals will not harm the surface when they are removed.

What about applying decals to painted surfaces?
Wait 7-10 days before applying any wall decals to freshly painted surfaces.

What if I’m not happy with my order?
We're committed to meeting or exceeding your expectations. If a problem arises we will promptly respond and do our best to solve it.

Since 2001 we've sold over 50,000 decals worldwide. Our decals have been used in everything from large custom commercial projects to decorating a child’s room. Our goal is for each job to lead to another, either from re-orders or word-of-mouth referrals. We keep this goal in mind for every job we do, no matter how large or small. We want to make you a satisfied customer, so you’ll keep us in mind anytime you need decals, and you’ll tell others about our beautiful products and amazing customer service!

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Item will be shipped from United States

Destination Cost (USD) With Another Item (USD)
United States $4.95 $0.25
Everywhere else $12.00 $0.50

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