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Crescent Moon Wall Hanging: DIY Halloween Decor

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Alyssa loves celebrating holidays and making fun crafts. She is a wife and mom who drinks a lot of coffee!


Halloween Craft Idea: Crescent Moon Wall Hanging

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love to lay out bowls of candy and decorate the house, all in the name of getting into the spirit. I'm not a fan of spending a lot of money on decorations; instead, I like to repurpose old items into cool décor pieces.

This year, I have my heart set on creating a spooky gallery wall. To aid me in my quest, I decided to make a crescent moon wall hanging. Using cardboard, paint, and old jewelry pieces, I made a unique piece that works perfectly for my wall. I think I might even keep it up all year round!

This was a fun craft! You can make one too by following along with my steps below. Feel free to customize it anyway you choose!

Steps 1–4: Create the Shape

1. Once you know where you want to hang your crescent moon, size up your cardboard with your spot. Draw your crescent moon shape on your cardboard and then cut it out.

2. Lay out newspaper and gather your paints. I used oil paint. For the base, I mixed pthalocyanine blue, prussian blue, and black. Allow the moon to dry.

3. To create texture and interest, I mixed silver grey, ultramarine blue, and black. I tapped the brush onto the moon to create a highlight and make it more realistic.

4. Allow the cardboard to dry completely. Oil paints take a while to set, so I let mine sit for a week.

Steps 5–7: Add Final Touches

I think the crescent moon looks pretty as is and would be a great addition to any Halloween gallery wall. However, I wanted to jazz mine up a little.

5. Gather up any old jewelry chains, charms, and beads you have. Lay pieces on your moon to eye ball what looks pleasing to you.

I put a clip-on spider earring on the bottom of my moon. I secured one end of an old chain to a vintage crystal earring. I put the crystal on the top of the moon and held my moon to the wall to get a feel for where I wanted the chain to end. Once I had my spot, I secured the other end of the chain to the back of the moon using my hot glue gun.

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Then I hooked another chain to the spider earring and secured the other end to the back of the moon using hot glue. I lined the chain up with the top one to create a web-like feel.

To finish the piece, I knotted clear elastic cord around an old crystal pendant. I secured the other end around the bottom chain.

6. Once you finish jazzing up your moon, take a small piece of wire and fashion it into a hook. Hot glue the wire to the back of your moon.

7. Hang your moon up on the wall as part of your décor.

© 2021 Alyssa


Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 29, 2021:

Thank you!

Alyssa (author) from Ohio on September 29, 2021:

Thanks Bill!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 29, 2021:

Interesting craft. Innovative

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 29, 2021:

You are ridiculously creative. Enough said, because if I say more, I will feel inadequate. LOL