Frugal Halloween DIY: Primitive Wooden Boo Blocks
With the Halloween season fast approaching, I have already been thinking of fun, creative ways to make my own Halloween decorations. I end up spending close to $50 each season because I love having fresh, new decorations each year. I get bored so quickly that I decided I am going to have to start making my own Halloween decorations to save some money.
When it comes to decorating, I love anything with country, distressed, and primitive. It is crazy just how much people dish out for items that are made to look old! I myself know I could easily replicate many of the very same items I was dishing out double digits for, so I put my mind to it, and started thinking…
I have always wanted to make my own wooden blocks; so I decided to go off of that idea. Raiding my husband’s work shop for scrap wood was probably the easiest part. I found a 2×4 board that he had in his scrap pile, and cut it into 3 different sized pieces. I wanted each to be a little smaller than the next.
Here are all the materials you will need to make primitive wooden boo blocks:
- Scrap wood-You could use smaller, or larger pieces than I used BUT you need to ensure the bottoms are flush so they stand on their own.
- Burnt Orange & Black Acryclic Paint. I paid $.69 each at Michael’s Arts & Crafts
- 1 inch chip brush for application
- Sandpaper for distressing your primitive wooden boo blocks
- Wooden Letters -$2.19 at Michael’s BOO -Be sure to bring a friend and take advantage of their 40% off coupons.
- Small wooden bat-also purchased at Michael’s for $.29
- Wood Glue to glue BOO letters
Directions for making your primitive wooden boo blocks:
- Cut your scrap wood into 3 different pieces. Be sure that each piece is a little smaller than the next
- Sand your wooden blocks to ensure the bottoms are flush. They will not stand on their own if they are not even.
- Paint your Halloween wooden blocks orange on all surfaces
- Paint your BOO letters black on all surfaces
- Paint your little bat black
- Once your items are dry, lightly sand the edges to give it a distressed look
- Paint little orange ovals on your BOO letters using the same paint from your wooden blocks.
- Glue your Halloween BOO letters and Bat to the surface of your blocks. Make sure your weight them down with some heavy books-Let the dry at least 12 hours
Voila~ your Frugal Halloween DIY: Primitive Wooden Boo Blocks should be complete, and a totally awesome Halloween decorative item! These came out great, and look like something I would spend $20+ on at Home Goods!