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50+ Great Ideas for DIY Halloween Wood Crafts

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Make your autumn extra spooky with some Halloween wood crafts!

Make your autumn extra spooky with some Halloween wood crafts!

Fall is one of the most fun times of the year for decorating because it includes both Halloween and Thanksgiving. You don't have to spend a fortune either—you can recycle old wood, such as a pallet, and transform it into a stunning piece.

Wood craft doesn't have to be complicated. Often, paint and spare wood is all that is needed to make truly remarkable Halloween decorations. Check out some of these ideas below for inspiration!

Halloween Signs

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These Halloween signs will look great to welcome visitors throughout fall. Pallets are easily repurposed into amazing Halloween decorations with just some paint and a bit of imagination.

Cute Ghosts

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If you are finished with an old ceiling fan, instead of throwing the blades away recycle them for some Halloween decor. Use white paint to turn them into ghosts. It's an easy and cheap craft. Place them on your front porch or hang them on your front door to welcome trick-or-treaters.

Wooden Dracula

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Dracula can be made from an old wooden gate or even a bench like above.

Pallet Pumpkin

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Spray paint your pallet orange. Attach a piece of wood for the bottom half of your hat and spray paint black. Glue on a wood nose and eyes, then a flower to the corner of its hat.

Supplies

  • Pallet
  • Spray paint (black, orange)
  • Wood craft shapes for the nose
  • Hot glue and a glue gun
  • Large flowers

Pallet Display

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Make sure you use the stones to cover the sides of the pallet so that the red fairy light effect becomes more striking in the dark.

Scary Planks

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Using gauze for the mummy effect over white painted wood really sells the concept.

Goofy Horrors

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To recreate this project, take a 2×4 and cut it into five pieces. For Dracula, paint the wood lime green then add some outside black vinyl for the hair. Paint his face details.

For the mummy, take a plain piece of wood and add a strip of black vinyl. Use some some yellow outside vinyl and cut them into circles with a punch. Then add some black circles for the eyes. You can now use hot glue to wrap around this with gauze for the mummy look.

Trick-or-Treat Post

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A great example of how keeping it simple with just two boards can make great Halloween signage for the front of your house!

Wooden Cats

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If you are not comfortable with cutting the ears, you can always just paint the ears onto boards of wood.

Wooden Ghosts

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If you have some leftover wood from a project, you can easily turn it into some ghosts using white and black paint.

Short Halloween Crew

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Begin by painting your blocks and allow to dry. You can then paint on the ghost and jack o' lantern faces and write Boo on the block painted in black.

Supplies

  • 4×4 wood blocks, cut to various lengths
  • Orange paint
  • Black paint
  • White paint

Pallet Wood Jack O' Lantern

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If you are good with tools then these pallet Jack O' Lanterns will be an easy creation for you.

Supplies

  • three-quarter inch yellow pine pellets
  • jigsaw
  • drill

Start by marking out the pieces on your pallets the front and back. You can use a pencil to mark out the face.

Wooden Monster Friends

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Old fences are great material for Halloween decorations.

Shutter Scarecrow

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An old shutter or blind is a great material to use for a convincing and cute scarecrow.

Paint a board white and add a boo sign

Paint a board white and add a boo sign

a Pallet is painted orange to resemble a jack o lantern

a Pallet is painted orange to resemble a jack o lantern

Another pallet pumpkin idea

Another pallet pumpkin idea

a great idea for a Halloween sign

a great idea for a Halloween sign

A scrap piece of wood is transformed for Halloween

A scrap piece of wood is transformed for Halloween

Paint an old board with a black cat and spiders

Paint an old board with a black cat and spiders

reclaimed wood turned into a jack o lantern

reclaimed wood turned into a jack o lantern

Old spindles are turned into fun Halloween characters

Old spindles are turned into fun Halloween characters

Boo

Boo

Paint wood scraps like pumpkins and write "Trick or Treat" across them

Paint wood scraps like pumpkins and write "Trick or Treat" across them

Wood Cats

Wood Cats

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Wood slice Jack o lanterns and fence post ghosts

Wood slice Jack o lanterns and fence post ghosts

Pallet display with skeletons

Pallet display with skeletons

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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Fence post pumpkins

Fence post pumpkins

All Hallows Eve painted wooden Halloween blocks

All Hallows Eve painted wooden Halloween blocks

Primitive Crafts. Halloween decor made from landscape timbers. Just add paint.

Primitive Crafts. Halloween decor made from landscape timbers. Just add paint.

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2x4 pumpkins

2x4 pumpkins

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painted wood witch

painted wood witch

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paint stick pumpkin

paint stick pumpkin

make your sign reversible with a snowman on the other side for Christmas

make your sign reversible with a snowman on the other side for Christmas

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shutter Halloween sign

shutter Halloween sign

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Recycled landscape timbers

Recycled landscape timbers

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