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Easy to Make Fall and Halloween Wood Craft Ideas

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Fall and Halloween Scrap Wood Crafts

In Canada fall is different,  Fall is beautiful but foreboding of what’s 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 and Halloween scrap wood crafts.  I hope I inspire you to check out your scrap wood leftovers for ideas.

A collection of scrap wood ideas for fall and halloween

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 Scrap 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.  I love how clean and crisp it is.

Fall DIY banner a easy wood craft idea

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.

Gathering of scrap wood made into an arrangement of pumpkins for fall.

Wood Block Pumpkins | Ribbons and Glue

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.

Easy wood craft idea. Fall DIY pumpkin arrow.

Easy Fall Craft | Craftaholics Anonymous

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.

DIY carved wood pumpkins in traditional colours.

Landscape Timber Pumpkins | Bliss Ranch

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.

DIY Fall Block craft project, for fall decorating.

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.

Wood Craft Pumpkins for fall.

Wooden Pumpkins | Today’s Fabulous Finds

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 white.  To use them I snuggled into a coffee station.

Coffee Signs for Fall Decorating

Neutral Coffee Signs for Fall Decor | Faeries and Fauna

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 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.

Halloween craft sign for the front door that says out of treats

Out of Candy Door Sign | Magnolia Lane

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.

Easy outdoor Halloween decor idea.

Ghosts and Jacks | My Repurposed Life

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.

DIY Halloween Craft, Block wood Halloween sign that says Boo.

Boo Halloween Blocks Printable | Today’s Fabulous Finds

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

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



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  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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