This easy scrap wood Halloween decor is so simple and so fun! Every once in a while I like to throw in a cute project that you can get the kids involved in and this is definitely one of them.
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- Scrap Wood Block
- Green paint, I am using Moss by Waverly
- Black Paint Pen
- Hot Glue
- Sand Paper
- Small Witch Hat, I am using one taken from a Dollar Store Headband
- Small sticks or raffia
Start by painting your wood block a witchy green color. I am currently obsessed with this Moss green by Waverly. It can be found at your local Walmart in the craft supply section. It is a matte finish chalk paint that has excellent coverage. I literally bought almost every color they had in stock!
Once your paint is dry, the real fun (or challenge if you’re me) begins. Grab your paint pen and make your little green witch come to life! A few ovals for eyes, slanted brows for that scowl and a squiggly little mouth gave this wood block a cute little personality!
Don’t over think it. That is the good thing about paint. If you mess it up you can just paint right over it. In fact, I did that very thing.
Now is the perfect time to distress your wood block, if you wish to do so. I love to distress most of my projects. A little light sanding never hurt.
Next came her hair. Raffia was a big contender for this step but I ultimately went with these twiggy type pieces from an old decorative swag. I found the swag at a local thrift store…come to think of it I will add a picture of this later … and it was a little drab for display so I sacrificed it for crafting. RIP little swag, your fall decorating legacy will live on.
One of the defining characteristics of a good spooky witch is her hair. I think you will enjoy the character and messiness this will add to your wood block. Simply hot glue and hold in place.
The next and final step of creating this easy scrap wood Halloween decor is attaching the witches hat. I used the small hat off of a dollar store headband. I couldn’t let her go with just a basic hat, so I added a little buffalo check bow to top it off.