The local home stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s often have scrap pieces of 4 x 4 timber. This size is just perfect for making cute decorative pieces like these DIY Halloween scrap wood ghosts.
These DIY Halloween Scrap Wood Ghosts are a Fun Project.
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For mine, I used an old mailbox post that my husband cut into pieces for me. I made over my mailbox this summer and the post was in pretty bad shape so I could not reuse it for that project, but it was perfect for this one. I don’t mind imperfections on wood projects at all! To make the project you will need the following supplies: (these are links to Amazon but check your local Dollar store. They often have these sort of supplies)
- 3 pieces of 4 x 4 scrap wood. I used a 3″, a 5″ and an 8″ piece.
- Halloween Ribbon for the hair and neckties.
- Glue gun and hot glue sticks
- White acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- artist brush and normal paint brush
The first step was to do a bit of filling and sanding. Even though I don’t mind imperfections, these pieces of wood had some long splits in them, so I just filled them for a smooth surface on the side I wanted to paint into faces.
Staging my Halloween Scrap Wood Ghosts
And here they are staged on my steps. I added a couple of real pumpkins decorated with stencils as well as a cute Halloween lantern and some faux gourds to set the stage.
They would be cute made up as snowmen too, for Christmas, wouldn’t they? I think that will be my next project!
Have you ever used scrap wood in DIY projects? What did you make out of them. I’d love to have you share your projects in the comments below.