Easy DIY Halloween Decoration For Under $10
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I caught the crafting bug early in life. My mom was a Girl Scout troop leader. She was in charge of crafts. Twice a month, there would be a group of eight-year-old girls around our dining room table.
The pile of crafting supplies we would soon get our hands on mesmerized us. There was glitter, glue, feathers, pipe cleaners, markers, construction paper and so much more. We were in crafting heaven!
Crafting; A Family Affair
One of our favorite times of year was Halloween. Mom always decorated the house to the hilt. My three older brothers helped mom with the scary stuff. They were in charge of the creepy decorations. Mom, my sister and I were in charge of the more tame decorations.
We made cute ghosts and skeletons to hang in the windows or to sit on the mantel, above the fireplace. I could not wait until I was a mom to recruit my kids into helping me decorate my own home!
Easy DIY Halloween Decoration
This year, Caitlin and I decided to make this cute and easy to make $10 DIY homemade Halloween decoration. I am always on the hunt for an affordable craft to share with you. We got the idea from a set of decorative wood blocks we have in our home. They spell out our last name.
We constantly get compliments on them. People cannot believe we didn’t spend big bucks on them! In fact, they cost less than $10 to make! Want a fun great to eat while you make your easy to make $10 DIY homemade Halloween decoration? You will love my Cute Spooky Halloween Eyeball Cupcakes!
Here is what you will need for your easy to make $10 DIY homemade Halloween decoration!
- 1 2 x 4 (we got this from our local hardware store. It was $2.00 and they cut it into 4″ and 5″ pieces)
- 5 pieces of 10 x 12 Halloween inspired scrapbook paper (these were on sale at the craft store for $0.39 each)
- 2 pieces of 10 x 12 black card stock (same price as the scrapbook paper)
- 3″ Alphabet stencil (this was $3.99 at the craft store and I had a 40% off coupon)
- 1 jar of black paint ($2.48 at Walmart)
- Glue gun
- Mod Podge
- Craft brushes
- Medium grade sandpaper or sanding block
Step One: Sand and paint your wooden blocks. We only had to do one coat. You may need to do more, depending on the paint you have. Allow to dry for at least one hour.
Step Two: Cut your Halloween inspired scrapbook paper to fit your wooden blocks. Attach to the blocks using the Mod Podge. Allow to dry for at least one hour. *Please note as you are sealing the blocks with the Mod Podge, you don’t need to seal them. If you think you need to seal yours, just use a clear sealant from the craft section of your local retailer or craft shop.
Step Three: Using your alphabet stencil, trace your letters on the black paper. Cut letters out and attach to your wooden blocks using Mod Podge. Allow to dry for at least one hour.
Now you are ready to decorate your home with your easy to make Easy DIY Halloween Decoration!
Do you decorate your home for Halloween? If so, what is your favorite decoration? Is it store bought or homemade?
Walnut Hollow Basswood Carving Block, 1.75Halloween Night Printed Scrapbook Paper Set By Miss Kate Cuttables: Craft Supplies For Scrapbooking, Single – Sided 12Echo Park Paper Company Halloween Town Collection KitMod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (32-Ounce), CS11203 Gloss FinishLoew Cornell 841 20-Piece Foam Brush Set, 2-InchFiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Scissors Straight, Stainless Steel (01-004761J)Black Cardstock – 12 x 12 inch – 65Lb Cover – 25 SheetsWestcott LetterCraft Stencil, Helvetica Font, Caps, 4-Inch Characters (SH4-C/15834)
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysOctober 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm
That is so awesome! They look great, and they fact that they don’t cost an arm and a leg is a big plus.
Pam saysOctober 18, 2016 at 6:02 pm
Such a cute Halloween decoration! You could easily adjust this to other holidays as well.
Marcie W. saysOctober 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm
This is definitely a fun decor idea and would look perfect on our mantle. I love that the entire family can get in on the crafting action too!
Ann Bacciaglia saysOctober 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm
We love to decorate for Halloween. I will have to try making this. It is perfect for my decor.
Elizabeth Lampman saysOctober 18, 2016 at 7:54 pm
This is a great DIY project. I will have to get the supplies I need to make one. I love to decorate for the Holidays.
Vera Sweeney saysOctober 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm
I love DIY projects like this!!! This project turned out great, I love the colors of the blocks.
Tammi Roy saysOctober 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm
I would love to make this with the kids this weekend. I think I have the supplies I need already.
gingermommyrants saysOctober 18, 2016 at 7:57 pm
My kids are going to love helping make this. We are just starting to decorate for Halloween now.
Diana Rambles saysOctober 18, 2016 at 8:13 pm
Those blocks are cute and so affordable. My kids would love to take them and spell other words.
Kathy saysOctober 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm
That’s a wonderful idea. I need to do this for my home and set it outside. It would be perfect for Halloween.
Liz Mays saysOctober 18, 2016 at 9:37 pm
Oh that turned out so well! The paper you used is so cute. I love this idea.
Amy Desrosiers saysOctober 18, 2016 at 9:40 pm
These are really cute! I know my daughters are starting to love to craft too!
Cathi Crismon saysOctober 18, 2016 at 9:52 pm
Oh Kelly! What a fun and festive Halloween craft. This is something my granddaughter and I can do together. Thanks so much!!
Stacie saysOctober 18, 2016 at 10:10 pm
What a cute idea for Halloween. I like that it’s so inexpensive and easy to do.
Jennifer saysOctober 18, 2016 at 10:12 pm
These turned out really cute! I love working with Mod Podge – it can do so many things. As a troop leader mom, this craft is going on my to-do list!
Claudia Krusch saysOctober 18, 2016 at 11:00 pm
That is awesome! They look great, and they fact that they don’t cost a lot is great! .
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com saysOctober 19, 2016 at 2:13 am
This is perfect to make with the kids! So cute and creative! Thank you for sharing!
Amanda Love saysOctober 19, 2016 at 3:50 am
That definitely is an easy DIY Decor for Halloween! I love the colors as well as the patterns. It’s perfect for outdoors as well, especially during trick and treating! It’s really nice.
Autumn Reo saysOctober 19, 2016 at 7:45 am
I admit it – most of my is bought. However, I love the idea of making it like you did here! So cute and easy!
Melissa @ the Staten Island family saysOctober 19, 2016 at 9:06 am
I love crafts like this that are not too difficult to replicate and can serve as some wonderful ways to get our family involved in a shared and bonding experience! And so perfect for Halloween!
OurFamilyWorld saysOctober 19, 2016 at 10:27 am
I love DIY project so creative and it adds on my skills, I love this Halloween design.
Joyce Brewer saysOctober 19, 2016 at 10:36 am
How fun and creative. I wish I could be more crafty and creative.
Kiwi saysOctober 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm
Thats so cute and cheap! Love it and very creative!!!
Amy Desrosiers saysOctober 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm
I love creating my own crafts. Spending a little money to craft decor for my home is a great pastime.
Janeane Davis saysOctober 19, 2016 at 9:45 pm
The ideas you shared here can be used on crafts all year long for a variety of occasions. It is nice to be able to make great home decorations at reasonable prices.
Reesa Lewandowski saysOctober 19, 2016 at 10:42 pm
This came out so great! I love easy DIY’s like this!
Brianne saysOctober 21, 2016 at 9:16 am
What a great sign, it came out amazing. I just love crafting especially during Halloween time!
kristin saysOctober 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm
So cute!! I would totally buy this! So why not make it?
robin rue saysOctober 2, 2017 at 6:43 pm
How cute is this? I love Halloween – it’s my favorite holiday, so I am super excited to decorate.
Lori Geurin saysOctober 2, 2017 at 7:01 pm
I loved reading about your fun family decorating memories here – so fun! And your sign is super cute…I would totally buy this!
Kristina saysOctober 2, 2017 at 8:58 pm
Love this! Going to make this to put on my fireplace mantel. It is so cute!! I love the colors and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!
Hannah Rooks saysOctober 3, 2017 at 10:27 pm
I definitely caught the crafting bug but not the crafty time. These blocks are so cute and your directions are so simple and helpful!
Nicole saysOctober 6, 2017 at 1:30 am
My son loves to craft I will have to do something like this with him! It will be so cute!!
Michelle Ayers saysJuly 14, 2022 at 3:21 pm