Are you looking for DIY wood Halloween Decorations? With just a few items you can create some super easy decor on a budget.
Today we are going to work on some easy DIY Halloween decorations. I have so much fun coming up with creative ideas this time of year. This is a simple project to add to your Halloween display for a haunted house, Halloween party or other Halloween celebrations. I’m going to show you an easy way to make Halloween signs you can hang on your front door or front porch to greet your guests during this spooky season. This is a fun way to get in the Halloween spirit.
DIY Wood Halloween Decorations Materials
To start this project I found a pumpkin shape chalkboard at the Target dollar spot. It has wood on the back and a chalkboard on the front. I’m sure you could find something similar at craft stores. I will be using the chalkboard side for this project. I also found these fiber optic orange lights at Dollar Tree that I’ll be using to form the letters on my sign.
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DIY Wood Halloween Decorations instructions
1. Add Hot Glue and lights to the wood Pumpkin
I’m going to want to hide the battery pack on the back so that it’s hidden. I don’t want to be able to see these parts or the other end. I’m going to use my hot glue gun and make a line straight down with glue and then place my lights into the glue. I’m going to wait for those to cool before I continue.
About halfway down I’m going to put a little dot of glue and loop the lights around and stick them in the glue. I will wait for it to cool.
Next, I’m going to make a second loop. I want to add another glue dot down at the bottom and stick that wire into the glue. I’m going to wait for that to cool as well.
Now I add a little hot glue right in here and I pinch these wires together, so this forms the letter B. I held it a little bit longer to cool. Next, I’m going to go back down to this one and start bending this wire back. If you want you can make it a little more loopy, which I’ll probably do to make it look a little more fun. We’re going to continue on and make the next letter.
I’ve made two loops to form our “O’s” and I’m gonna hot glue the corners down to hold them in place by just adding a couple of little dabs of hot glue and then putting my loops into place. Then I’ll hold those in place until I get them all set the way I want. I could have centered this up a little bit better but, it’s a little hard to work with as you’re going.
I’m pretty pleased overall with how the letters turned out. These wires are going to tuck behind on the back, but now we get to have fun with the rest of it.
2. Use chalk to draw a design around the lights
The easiest way to embellish your sign is with chalk. I’m going to use a piece of chalk to make two eyes so that they’re maybe looking. (you can see this step in the video) You wouldn’t have to do this step if you didn’t want to, you could just leave it the way it is but, I thought if I made some eyes that could be a little fun. You could also draw googly eyes. You can use your finger to kind of swirl and soften them.
Next, I’m going to use my chalk to make cobwebs, you just can kind of make your cobwebs go across like so.
Now that it’s done let’s go check it out in the dark.
Other types of wood you can use for this easy DIY project and wood craft:
- old fences
- pallet wood
- blank wooden pumpkins or wood pumpkins
- scrap wood
- Dollar Tree wooden boards
- old wood
- wood pallets
- reclaimed wood
- wooden blocks
- hardware store scrap wood
You can use chalkboard paint acrylic paint, and besides black paint, you can also use other colors like white paint.
Other cheap Halloween decorations include:
- glass jars for luminaries
- dollar store scary Halloween decorations
- plastic bottles to make ghosts and pumpkins
- white paper to draw ghosts
- witch hats
- dollar store Halloween yard decorations
- dollar store seasonal wreaths
- pick up inexpensive items at the thrift store
- plastic skulls
- black cats
I hope this inspires you to make some chalkboard creations of your own. I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my YouTube channel and my blog. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in my next video and don’t forget to like, share and subscribe.
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