Fall and Halloween Wood Craft Ideas
In Canada fall is different, Fall is beautiful but foreboding of whats to come. No one is thankful for the reduction of hot summer days, we’re enjoying the harvest, the pretty leaves, but Fall’s not celebratory like it is for our southern friends. For now, at least I continue to enjoy the warm summer days puttering on my ever ending wood stash, making some fall crafts.
Simple scrap wood signs and cute characters have been around for awhile. I know that soon we will see painted rock pumpkins, monsters, and ghosts everywhere, but I think the warm feel of wood suits our home better. You may have already seen some of these designs before but here are some of my favorite ideas for simple wood Fall and Halloween Crafts
Fall Scrap Wood Craft Ideas
The way that Crystal from Green Zebra crafts used colour in these pretty wood pumpkins is really inspiring. She did a great job of incorporating modern designs with traditional colours. Of course, the white pumpkin is my fav, but those polka dots and stripes are adorable.
The last couple of week’s had me brainstorming what kinds of different materials I could use for a banner. As always I went to see what Marie from the Interior Frugalista had made and found this fun wood Scrabble blog banner. I love how clean and crisp it is.
A few simple embellishments and some orange paint are all Holly from Ribbons and Glue needed to create this sweet centerpiece. It would also be easy enough to do for Halloween with different colours and maybe a Boo sign. Love it.
The proportions in this arrow are perfect, you can see the grain of the wood. I love it because the signs would look perfect with tradition or neutral fall colours, and its classic enough to fit in with all sorts of different decor styles, from classic to rustic.
These pumpkins are so shabby chic and feminine. She has inspired me to try and make something similar using whites and greys. The way she made something so very rustic look so very feminine is inspiring.
The PinkWhen blog uses a wide assortment of different sized wood blocks to make this Fall sign. It’s adorable because each letter is so unique and fun. This is gorgeous as is, but would also be great hung from twine as a banner either horizontally or vertically.
This post from Today’s Fabulous Finds has two versions of the same vignette. She first shows you this adorable fall vignette, and them with a few cobwebs voila spooy pumpkins for Halloween. What a great tip for reusing fall decorations.
These little coffee signs were shared on the blog a couple of weeks ago. The tall and thin lettering is modern and of course I love the white. To use them I snuggled into a coffee station.
Halloween decor is every bit as much on my brain right now as Fall decor is, for us bloggers this time of year is so busy, it makes sense to create new decor items early. Here is some of the scrapwood posts that have inspired me for this years Halloween decor.
Halloween Scrapwood Craft Ideas
This idea is so handy for Halloween night, but I can see me hanging it on the pantry door as well. We are very fortunate to have lots of trick and treaters in our neighbourhood. We live on the outskirts of the city and nearby farmers bring their children here as the houses are close and there are street lights. It makes for lots of fun, and the need for lots of candy.
These jacks and ghosts can be made out of one 4 by 4 posts. Years ago I made something very similar using glow in the dark paint. They are great because they aren’t too scary for the littles coming to the front door.
This Boo sign is so cute, minus the icky spider. The use of cobwebs for these signs is a fantastic idea. I cannot believe I have never thought of it, must be my arachnophobia. I am freaking terrified and I mean terrified of spiders.
This little family is so sweet and cute. It would be the perfect family Halloween activity. I think you could make these with one 2 by 4 and about $5.00 of dollar store supplies.
These mod podge Halloween Blocks look good enough to be in a high-end shop. Finding the graphics will be the hardest part, I would start by looking at the Graphics Fairy, Pinterest for free printables, or a scrapbook store. They are likely to be a bit more expensive to make, but I bet to buy they’d be expensive.