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20 DIY Fall and Halloween Wood Craft Ideas

Fall and Halloween Wood Crafts

Fall is the perfect season to create some Fall and Halloween wood crafts. Puttering outside in the garage with scrap wood is one of my favorite activities. The temperatures just right for puttering outside drinking coffee, Christmas rush hasn’t started and we can usually find some time to be creative.

I will start by sharing several Fall craft wood ideas, the Halloween wood crafts are shown afterwards. Every wood craft is inexpensive and each one has a tutorial.

Simple Fall and Halloween scrap wood craftssigns and cute characters have been around for a while.  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 Wood Craft Ideas

These white pumpkins are made using some pieces of 4 by 4 lumber.  I added some gold spray paint and modern flowers.

DIY wooden pumpkins that say "we are blessed"

White DIY Wood Pumpkins

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, something about scrabble always reminds me of the past years as a kid and make me feel cozy.  I also love how clean and crisp it is.

A Fall wood craft banner made with slices of wood, that are painted to look like scrabble blocks and hung from a Fall mantel.

Scrabbling Fall Banner | The Interior Frugalista

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.

Wood pumpkins from 2 by 4s painted orange with a thankful sign.

Wood Block Pumpkins | Ribbons and Glue

The leather straps between the pumpkin sections bring so much style to these wooden pumpkins. The rustic colours are perfect with the simple wood grain sign.

DIY wood pumpkins made in rustic brown natural colours. The pumpkins are in sections attached by leather and are sitting on a ledge with a farmhouse style pumpkin sign.

Rustic Wood Pumpkins DIY Fall Craft | Do Dodson Designs

With a pallet and some scrapwood, we made these neutral pumpkins.  They are much easier to paint then you think.

Two large neutral diy pallet pumpkins on our front porch with a DIY Harvest sign. Pumpkins, Pallet projects, pallet pumpkins, outdoor fall decor, neutral fall decor, DIY Fall Decor

Neutral Pallet Pumpkins for Outdoors

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 it’s classic enough to fit in with all sorts of different decor styles, from classic to rustic.

A handmade arrow shaped sign that says pumpkins. The pumpkin sign is sitting on a wood crate and is surrounded by real pumpkins, leaves and pinecones.

Easy Fall Craft | Craftaholics Anonymous

A thrift store lazy susan and some pallet wood become a moveable fall centerpiece for the kitchen table.

Fall centerpiece on a kitchen table.

DIY Pallet Lazy Susan for Fall Decor

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.

Fall block sign wood craft idea.  A letter F made out of wood and an A and two L's made out of wood blocks.

Fall Mantel Craft with Blocks | Pink When

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 spooky pumpkins for Halloween.  What a great tip for reusing fall decorations.

Three orange pumpkins made out of 2 by 4s sitting on a log slice. Each pumpkin has a raffia ribbon tied on top.

Wooden Pumpkins | Today’s Fabulous Finds

These little wooden coffee sign decorations were shared on the blog a couple of weeks ago.  The tall and thin lettering is modern and of course, I love white.  To use them I snuggled them as decor into a small Fall coffee station.

White block signs for Fall, there are 3 blocks made from 1 by 3 lumber with cute wording. The signs are displayed with a white owl and pretty farmhouse greenery.

Neutral Coffee Signs for Fall Decor | Pretty DIY Home

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 Wood Crafts

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 neighborhood.  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. Last year we had 200 kids then I really needed this little wood sign project.

A handmade wood sign that says Out of Treats. It is hanging on a front door with fun Halloween themed ribbon.

Out of Candy Door Sign | Magnolia Lane

Wood tags are a great way to use up smaller bits of scrap wood. I would buy a little bit of lumber to make this Halloween wood craft and they would be so worth it.

A set of three wood Halloween tags one says Halloween, one is white with a spider web, another says October 31

DIY Halloween Wood Tags | Megan Plus Five

These jacks and ghosts can be made out of one 4 by 4 wooden posts.  Years ago I made something very similar using glow in the dark paint.  These little decorations are great because they aren’t too scary for the littles coming to the front door.

Wood blocks turned into orange pumpkin family, and white block ghost family.

Ghosts and Jacks | My Repurposed Life

These kind of Halloween decorations are perfect for all the trick and treaters. Spooky enough to be Halloween and too adorable to be truly scary.

A really cute witch Halloween decoration made using scrap wood. The face is painted on the broom, and she has a little broom made out of branches.

$5 Halloween Witch Craft in Less Than an Hour | So Festive

These fun little wood ghosts made me laugh when I first saw the picture. Don’t they look full of mischief and fun.

Three wood slices decorated with white and black paint to look like mischievous ghosts.

DIY Wooden Pumpkins | The Country Chic Cottage

All these different Halloween characters are so adorable and fun. I think they would make a great Halloween table decorations running along the center of a table runner. Adorable little characters.

Halloween Craft Blocks | The Keeper of the Cheerios

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.

Cute Halloween Boo sign made with orange printables, the two O's look like eyes and the block sign is covered with spider web and a large spider.

Boo Halloween Blocks Printable | Today’s Fabulous Finds

There are so many ways to use old cutting boards, what a simple fun idea for Halloween.

A thrift store cutting board turned into a Trick or Treat chalkboard sign for Halloween.

From Garage Sale Cutting Boards | Organized Clutter

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.

DIY wood craft project for Halloween, A Halloween family with ghosts, mummy and frankenstein.

Wood Block Halloween Pumpkins | Ribbon and Glue

I made this Halloween sign with wood cat mascots named Hiss and Scratch. The sign is hanging from a plant hanger and the Hiss and Scratch wood cats patterns are included as well.

Scrap Wood Cats for a Halloween Sign

DIY Wood Sign and Cats with Free Halloween Printable | Pretty DIY Home

How creepy is this graveyard made with old pallets from Twelve on Main.

A spooky looking pallet wood fence and graveyard tombstones for Halloween. A fun DIY Halloween wood decoration.

My Spooky Pallet Graveyard | Twelve on Main

How fun is this wooden Halloween village idea, what a fun way for children play trick or treat while they wait for Halloween. One of those ideas I wish I had thought of when my sons were little.

How to Make a Wood Block Halloween Village | Pretty Life Girls

Affordable Halloween decorations and scrap wood go together like Witches and brooms. Such an inexpensive and fun way to have a one of a kind house for Halloween. Check out this simple how to for DIY Candy Corn.

A pile of brightly coloured DIY candy corn made out of wood and painted white, orange and yellow.

DIY Candy Corn Decor | Farm Life DIY

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.

Wood halloween blocks with mod podge graphics, and easy Halloween craft.

DIY Mod Podged Halloween Blocks | Mod Podge Rocks Blog

These crate pumpkins are so cute and versatile I want to run out and see what scrap wood we may have in our stash. A great way to use up some bits of pallets, and sood trim pieces.

Three DIY wood crates painted orange and decorated to look like large pumpkins.

DIY Crate Pumpkins | Crafty Morning

Simply Crafty Life shares a tutorial with everything you need to know to create this and a couple other Wood Halloween Houses. They are all adorable and affordable.

Halloween decor including a Halloween wood craft for a little house sign that says All Hallows Eve. There are also black wood blocks spelling out Boo.

Cute Halloween Houses Halloween Wood Craft | Simply Crafty Life

Not sure which one you want to make? Pin it until your ready.

A collage of different Halloween wood crafts including a wooden witch made from a blank, wood pumpkins made from 2 by 4 lumber, a out of candy sign, and a wood Fall banner


  1. Hi Leanna, very nice ideas! These craft ideas will help in decoration for Halloween. You have made Halloween family I like that. Thanks, keep sharing!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Alyssa. Halloween is such a fun holiday, but I am always aware that first and foremost it is and should be for munchkins first. I am happy to hear you liked the post.

  2. Thank you so much for including my Scrabble Tile Banner in this collection, Leanna, much appreciated. Lots of inspiration in this round up 🙂

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