DIY Wooden Spooky Decor Ideas for this Halloween

DIY Wooden Spooky Decor Ideas for this Halloween

Fall is here.

Do you know what that means? It’s time to get ready for Halloween!

During Halloween, you’ll see a lot of themed stuff pop up in the craft stores next to everyday items. Small ghost cutouts, empty coffins, and haunted-style birdhouses find a place amongst other goodies and serve as a reminder of the approaching holiday season.

From carved pumpkins to bats and ghosts, there are plenty of ways that you can decorate your home with wooden Halloween decorations. If you’re feeling creative, you could even try painting or staining your lumber. This will give your wooden projects a more peppy and festive look.

In this blog, we’ve listed out easy crafts that are perfect for spooky decor. With a bit of time and creativity, you can make your place feel like the house from The Addams Family.

So, if you’re ready to get started on some fun DIY wood projects for Halloween, then take a look at these spooky ideas!

1. Wooden Tombstones

These tombstones are the perfect way to add a little bit of spooky flair to your front yard or porch. Simply cut out tombstone shapes from wood, and then use a router or jigsaw to carve out any desired details. Add a coat of paint, and you’re all set! (P.S. We recommend the Halloween color palette: Orange, Black, Green…you know the rest).

2. Wooden Pumpkin Yard Art

This is a great project for those who want to add some festive decorations to their yard without having to put too much work into it. Just trace pumpkin outlines onto wood, cut them out, and then paint them however you like. You could even get creative and carve faces into the pumpkins for an extra scary touch!

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3. Wooden Halloween Signs

These signs are perfect for hanging on your front door or porch railing. They can be as simple or elaborate as you like and can be customized with whatever message or greeting you want. Just remember to seal the wood well so that it can withstand the elements!

4. Wooden Halloween Garland

This garland is a great way to decorate your mantelpiece or banister. String together painted wooden beads, small pumpkins, and other festive items to create a one-of-a-kind decoration.

5. Wooden Witch’s Hat Luminaries

These luminaries are perfect for lining your driveway or walkway on Halloween night. Just paint wood slices with black paint, and then hot glue them together in the shape of a witch’s hat. Place a battery-operated tea light inside, and you’re all set!

6. Wooden Pumpkin Candle Holders

These candle holders are a great way to add some ambiance to your Halloween decor. Simply cut out pumpkin shapes from wood, and then use a router or jigsaw to carve out a hole for the candle. Paint them however you like, and then add candles for a spooky touch!

7. Wooden Spider Web Wall Art

This wall art is the perfect way to add some festive flair to your home. All you have to do is paint a wooden spider web onto a piece of wood and then add spiders or other small decorations. You could even add LED lights behind the wood for an extra spooky effect!

8. Pumpkin Shaped Charcuterie Boards

DIY wooden pumpkin charcuterie boards make the perfect addition to any Halloween party or gathering. Easy to make and create, these boards are perfect for displaying all your favorite Halloween snacks and treats. You can even paint your charcuterie board with orange or black paint, or any other color you like. Once the paint is dry, arrange your favorite Halloween snacks on the board. Some great ideas include candy corn, pretzels, candy pumpkins, and chocolate bars. For an extra spooky touch, try adding some plastic spiders or other creepy-crawly decorations.

The best part about decorating your home for Halloween is that you can do it on a budget. These easy-to-make wood crafts we have listed above will help you spookify your humble abode and turn it into a haunted house with little to no expense.

Because whether you’re looking for board feet of lumber or bulk lumber for sale, at Forest 2 Home we have it all and deliver the finest hardwood lumber to help you craft a piece that is uniquely yours.

We make sure you get your order quickly and in a way that protects the hardwood lumber. Our fulfillment time rivals that of Amazon, so you get your hardwood in just a few days. Aren’t we just the best place to buy hardwood lumber?

So, what are you waiting for? Place your order today and get started with your Halloween decorations.

Don’t forget to send your project photos to or use #BuiltWithF2H and tag us on social media.

As always, Happy Woodworking!

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