Showing posts with label DIY Halloween decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY Halloween decor. Show all posts

DIY Pallet Halloween Tree

 I have developed a serious affection for pallet projects. I love how many ways you can re-purpose them! I came up with this easy DIY Pallet Halloween Tree using materials I had a home. 

This is such an easy last minute DIY project to add a little creepy decor to your or yard. You can use the things you have around the house to come up with something creep-tastic! I am already planning ahead to next year and how I will make this cuter with clearance Halloween goodies!

Supplies used:

A few pallet boards

A hand saw and or a circular saw

E6000 glue

Halloween ribbon

Halloween trinkets

Black paint


Saw down your pallet boards so that you can form a tree shape. I used a 1", 3",  6",  8",  10" boards and a 18" board for the back.

Paint your boards black, allow to dry.

Glue your short boards to the longest board, black side out.

Place something heavy or use a vice to secure the boards to the wood and allow to cure and dry.

Now, you can start decorating!

I glued Halloween ribbon to the tree and then placed the "ornaments". I used bugs, spiders and creepy eyes as decorations.

Allow to dry again and place it in the yard or in the house.

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Reclaimed Wood Black Cats

These reclaimed wood black cats are so cute! Best of all they are easy to make too! 

Over the summer I stopped by my local recycling center to drop of plastics and guess what they had? Stacks and stacks of pallets! For Free! I brought as many as could fit in the back of the SUV home and have been going back a few times a month to get more. I am loving the crafts I can make without having to spend any money with a pallet board!

I was inspired to make some cute black cats from my reclaimed wood because I need new decor. To make a long and sad story short, all of my holiday decor was ruined in a wet basement. I am starting from scratch this year.

So, instead of getting super stressed or pulling out a credit card to replace right away, I asked my husband to cut a few pallets down for me. I started creating some fun little things. I love that I have one of a kind unique decor now. I can't wait to make more. But, we will get into all of that in another post. For now, let's get to how I made these.

Supplies for Reclaimed Wood Black Cats

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Pallet boards in assorted sizes
A wood saw
Black Plaid Paint
White Paint
Halloween Ribbon
Fake Flies, Spiders, Bugs
e6000 adhesive
a small paint brush and a medium paint brush

Directions for Reclaimed Wood Black Cats

Cut down the pallets to desired size. I used 12",10" and 5" boards.

I used a small hand saw to cut a v into the end of each board.

Paint the boards with black paint and allow to dry.

Using the end of a  small paint brush (not the brush end) dipped in white paint, create the eyes.

Dot black into the center of the eye and push up then down to create the pupils.
Allow to dry.
Cut a length of ribbon to wrap around the board. Glue this on as the collar.
Glue a fly, bug or spider to the collar where the ribbon meets.
Allow to dry.
If you plan to display outdoors it would be a good idea to seal these with a clear coat .

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