Simple Halloween Decor

Hey y’all!  It’s Teresa from Crafty Wife back with another fun craft project!  Just in time to usher in Fall!

This past week my in-laws were in town, and it was incredibly exciting for me because my mother-in-law is a skilled crafter.  She is always inspiring me and giving me ideas for future projects, and I was having a really hard time coming up with a Fall inspired project at the time.  That is, until she came up with a project of her own that inspired my Simple Halloween Decor.

Simple Halloween Decor

It’s so easy to make your own, and here’s how!


  • 4×6 piece of unfinished wood from Michaels
  • Round piece of unfinished wood from Michaels (to set the 4×6 piece of wood on)
  • Sandpaper (200 grit)
  • Wired ribbon
  • Martha Stewart Chalk paint (I used Linen)
  • Chalkboard spray paint
  • Martha Stewart purple acrylic paint
  • White chalk marker
  • Chipboard
  • a print out of a ghost and tombstone to trace onto the wood and chipboard
  • foam tape
  • wood glue
  • hot glue
  • an old candlestick to put the wood pieces on (this is optional!)

To make:

Sand the wood pieces and fill in any holes with wood filler.

Paint the wood in whatever colors you like and let them sit for a few hours until dry.

Print out a ghost and tombstone outline (found on google search) and cut them out.  Set them aside.

Spray paint the candlestick and chipboard with the chalkboard spray paint.  Let them sit for a few hours.

Once the wood is dry, trace your ghost outline (using a pencil) and then paint inside of it with the chalk paint.

Do the same thing with your tombstone outline on the chipboard, and use scissors to cut it out.  You may have to sand the edges of the chipboard once you cut it out if the corners need to be rounded a bit.

Use your chalk pin to write on the tombstone.  As a huge Disney fanatic, I had to use the words from my favorite tombstone at The Haunted Mansion for this craft!

Simple Halloween Decor

Use foam tape to place the tombstone on the board.  The tape will push the tombstone out a bit, giving it a 3-D look.

Use a sharpie to draw eyes on your ghost once the chalk paint dries.

Use your wood glue to attach the pieces together, and let it dry.

Display it somewhere everyone can see in your home, and you’re done!

Simple Halloween Decor

I’m not a huge Halloween person, but this cute wooden diy is putting me in the spirit and makes me want to decorate the rest of the house to match!

Tell me, what are some of your favorite ways to decorate for Halloween?

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Teresa is a stay-at-home housewife and an amateur photographer. She spends all her free time cooking, crafting, organizing, and studying photography, and loves a hot cup of coffee, a good book, and Disney animation. Her creative side came alive five years ago when her mother-in-law got her interested in designing homemade cards, and it's been a fairytale romance ever since! Besides crafting she loves to travel with her husband Chris, and Disney World has quickly become their favorite vacation spot. They try to go at least five times a year and love sharing their experiences and tips with others. Crafty Wife was started in 2012 as a way to share crafting triumphs and failures, but it has grown into a place where she can share all her hobbies and interests with others (which, are a lot!).

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