I came across fence board Hallowe’en decorations when searching on Pinterest (of course!) for inexpensive Hallowe’en decorations to make with kids. I loved the idea of these as you can repurpose boards that are in rough shape and might otherwise be throw out. We had a bunch of varying sized boards lying around from when the kids had tried to built a fort in the backyard but eventually lost interest.
These are so fun and simple to make, especially to do together with the kids! My son (then 8) and I made these together last year. We placed them in the garden along the front of the porch after hanging some old tea-dyed and ripped up sheets behind to make everything look a little spookier. We went with cute faces but you could definitely make them scarier!
If you don’t have a lot to spend on outdoor Hallowe’en décor, these fence board decorations are the way to go as all you need are some old boards and a bit of acrylic paint. To make the mummy, you will also need an old sheet to rip up. I ripped it into about 3 inch wide strips and then soaked it in leftover coffee to discolour the white a bit. Then just use a staple gun to staple the end to the back of the board, wrap around, staple again – do the wrapping after painting the board black and adding some eyes!