It’s time to decorate for Halloween! I get so excited at this time every year. I always find it so much fun to choose the decorations that I will be using each Halloween. This year, I’ve decided to do something a bit different. Instead of just buying decorations (I always like to add something new every year) I thought I would do some reclaimed wood projects. I started looking for Halloween decorations that you can DIY from reclaimed wood and I found 25 amazing projects for you!
Each and every one of these projects uses some sort of wood that you can take from other things. There are a number of great projects that use fence planks and even many pallet ideas. Oh, and if you’re looking for some truly amazing ways to upcycle pallets, be sure to check out my rustic DIY kitchen pallet furniture ideas. You can use those pallets to make just about anything for your home and garden, including a pallet ghost, coffin and a scary fence that you can use to mark off your very own cemetery for Halloween.
Sounds spooky, doesn’t it? I love trying to outdo myself every year and look for scarier ways each season to outdo the last. While not all of these reclaimed wood Halloween decoration ideas are scary, some of them are great for adding to your haunted house and they all use reclaimed wood, so they’re really cheap and pretty easy to make. You should also check out these 30 DIY Dollar Store Halloween decorations that you can make yourself. They’re really cheap and go perfectly with all of these reclaimed wood decorations. From pumpkins and cats to scarecrows and just about anything else you would associate with Halloween, there is a reclaimed wood projects that will make the perfect indoor or outdoor decoration.
Halloween is nearly here so now is the time to get started on one…or all of these Halloween decorations. Grab that old wood and pick a project or two. You’ll be very pleased by what you can create.
17. Reclaimed Wood Jack-O-Lantern Box
18. Reclaimed Wooden Stake Mummies
You can make these adorable little mummies out of pallets, picket fence posts or just about any other wood that you want to cut down to size. Picket fence slats work perfectly and give them a wonderful shape. Once you have your pieces, you just wrap them in cheesecloth and add any decorations that you want, as well as felt or googly eyes to finish them off. You could totally customize these to your own family members by just adding decorations that match your unique personalities.
19. 3-D Reclaimed Wood Pumpkin Hanging
This DIY pumpkin hanging is made from reclaimed wood and has a lovely 3-D effect. You can use pallets, fence boards or just about any other type of wood to create it. The 3-D effect is made by cutting a pumpkin shape in a board and then assembling a pumpkin from pallets or planks to put underneath it. It’s perfect for decorating your home or front porch for the holiday.
20. Primitive Halloween Trees
These trees are so gorgeous and so easy to make from reclaimed wood. You just cut your shapes and then paint them in Halloween colors. Or, you could just grab these that I found on Etsy. You get a set of three for $17 and they come in different sizes, each painted a different color of orange, purple, or black. You can use these to decorate a table, mantel or the front porch.
21. DIY Upcycled Stump Pumpkins
Here’s another great way to get some lovely Halloween pumpkins without spending any money – aside from paint, that is. You can use old stumps or blocks of stumps to create adorable little decorated pumpkins to line your steps or porch. Just cut the stumps to size and then paint them into little Halloween treasures. Spray paint works well for the base color and then you can use acrylics, along with raffia and twine for the decorations.
22. Reclaimed Wooden Door Halloween Wreath
This great Halloween wreath can be made from an old cabinet door! If you’ve recently redone your kitchen cabinets, keep those doors for these adorable Halloween decorations. If you have to purchase a door, you can get one for just a few dollars at any thrift store. You just cut out the center of the door, paint it black and then add any decorations you want. The Dollar Tree has loads of things for decorating for just a dollar each.
23. Upcycled Wooden Tombstones
If you really want to decorate your yard for Halloween, these tombstones are a must. And, you can make them from reclaimed wood. These are so easy to make and so gruesome at the same time. You can use pallets, wooden fence boards or any other plank type boards that you may have on hand to create them. The older the wood, the spookier your little graveyard will be!
24. Spooky Wood Pallet Haunted Shack Entrance
This spooky entrance at the base of your yard will really frighten your trick-or-treaters and it’s an easy DIY with just a few wood pallets. If you have to purchase pallets, go for the oldest, dingiest looking ones. That will make it super scary. You build a would-be shack from your pallets and use it as the entrance to a haunted house or at the base of your porch so trick-or-treaters have to cross under it.
25. Spooky Glowing Skull
This spooky skull can be made from old pallets and it’s perfect for setting that scary mood on your front porch. You can make a template for the skull and then cut it out of pallets or attached picket fence boards. Cut out the “face” and then stand it up on the porch. You can illuminate the skull and give it a freaky look by simply placing red lights behind it.