Wood Halloween Decor with Walnut Hollow Wood #JPHalloween

There's something about the look of distressed, rustic wood that can look spooky for Halloween, country for fall, and sophisticated for Thanksgiving. Today I am sharing 3 wood projects using Walnut Hollow's new Halloween wood shapes from Walnut Hollow. I received the product in this post for free from the sponsors Walnut Hollow and Clearsnap. This post contains affiliate links.


This year Walnut Hollow came out with some fabulous Halloween and Fall shapes to add to their already awesome line of Made in the USA Wood Craft Products. The wood takes paint, ink, and other media readily and it easy to sand, distressed, decoupage on – it's really a blank wood canvas! The techniques on these projects are similar but each one has a twist. I used wax as a resist distressing agent on 3 of the signs, embossing powder and ink on one of them, stencils and paint pens on others. I created a tutorial for each individual project so you can easily choose the one you want to make. Here's how I created each of these wood decor projects:

DIY Distressed Skull with a weathered wood effect


Distressed Skull Supplies:

Wax is key to making this skull look like weathered wood. This look is really easy to get and doesn't take alot of sanding or elbow grease. I learned this technique of wax resist from Mark Montano when I attended PaintaPalooza at the Charity Wings Art Center.

Gilded Pumpkin Sign

Bat-and-Pumpkin-Halloween-Yard-Signs-Walnut-Hollow-JPriest You don't need fancy tools to get a sophisticated look on your Halloween decor. This pumpkin can even work all throughout the fall season as beautiful porch or wall decor! I used Clearsnap's ColorBox Embossing Powder and ColorBox Crafter's Ink to create this stenciled image on the pumpkin as well as gild the edges.

Gilded pumpkin supplies:

Halloween Bat two toned wood sign

Bat-halloween-Sign-Walnut-Hollow-Jpriest This sign uses a simple wax resist technique just along the edges to make the sign look worn on the sides and to allow the bright purple to show through the black top coat.

Supplies to make the Bat Sign:

I created these projects for my house at Halloween but you can use these shapes all year long. Here are some ideas:

  • BAT – Make a Batman sign!
  • SKULL – use it for Dia De Los Muertos or just as a cool sign
  • Pumpkin – Paint it to look like an apple or other fruits. Check out this post from one of the Walnut Hollow Influencers: Fall Porch Decor

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I love your gilded pumpkin project – classy yet fun. Thank you for contributing it to my roundup post that includes lots of great DIY Halloween decorating projects like yours. I’m sure my readers will appreciate your tutorial. Much appreciation.

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