As Halloween is fast approaching, it’s time to think about decorating your house with spooky decorations to scare trick or treaters! Leading door suppliers and license holders of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified products, Oakwood Doors, are here with some DIY Halloween ideas to recycle your wooden pallets!
Recycle your wooden pallets by using different pieces to create a gruesome graveyard! Half pallets can be used as gravestones, while two single pieces can be crossed over to create crosses. Stick the wood into the ground and drape fairy lights over them to add to a spooky effect.
Why not get creative and recycle your wooden pallets and turn them into lanterns? You can fit a lamp inside and connect this to a power socket to create a more substantial lamp. Alternatively, you can place candles inside the lantern, to give a more ambient light. Depending on the size of your new lantern, you can place pumpkins (with candles inside) into the lanterns and then hang them from the trees or ceiling.
Transform your pallets into pumpkins just in time for Halloween! Paint the wood using orange colored outdoor furniture paint. Get creative and add glitter, or draw on spiders! To make a more realistic pumpkin, either paint on the brown stalk by hand or attach a wooden log to the top of the crate with string. These look great stacked by your front door or propped up on the garden steps.
Recycle your wooden pallets and create a super scary Halloween prop, with this wooden coffin idea. 6 x 28 inches of pallets nailed together is the best size for the most realistic coffin. Carefully saw each corner to create the correct shape. Use wooden slats to secure the pallets at the sides and nail in hinges to make the lid swing open. You can display the coffin either empty - or full of sweets, pumpkins or other spooky treats.
Having a Halloween party? Why not recycle your wooden pallets to create your very own bar. Pile the pallets on top of each other to reach your desired height and nail them together to create a free standing bar. You can use solid wood on the top to make a flat, wide surface. Cover the bar in pumpkins, candles, and fairy lights before lining up some bar stools along the side. You’ll be ready to serve up your Halloween treats!
Use your wooden pallets to make scary signs pointing to different destinations. You can create one sign with multiple directions on, or alternatively, create single arrows and place them around your house and garden. Paint the signs with outdoor paint in creepy colors and use a black marker to write the destination.
Why not recycle your wooden crates by having a Halloween bonfire? Alternatively, store your crates until bonfire night to create a spectacular bonfire. Invite all of your family and friends to the bonfire, to enjoy the heat and toast marshmallows. Be careful when it comes to standing by the bonfire - placing barriers around the pit will prevent any accidents.
You can read these articles for even more ideas of Halloween decorations made from reclaimed wooden pallets:
- 31 Fabulous Pallet Halloween Ideas: Are You Ready To Pallet-Ify Halloween In 2016?
- 22 Halloween Decorations Made Out Of Recycled Pallets
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