Halloween wood tags, how to DIY your own set of cute spooky mini tags

set of three Halloween themed wood tags. Black tag with cursive and skinny fonts reading happy haunting, white wood tag with the image of a spider web, black wood tag with orange and white skinny font lettering reading OCTOBER 31


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

DIY WOOD TAGS FOR HALLOWEEN

I just love these adorable rustic wood tags! Since they are so small they make such perfect little accents to your décor. Especially these Halloween wood tags. I made these adorable little guys and placed them in my Halloween porch décor. Oh my goodness they look so cute with all the orange, black, and rustic-ey decorations!

If you love this tutorial be sure to check out these mini wooden fall signs

If you don’t have all the tools/materials to make these little wooden tags from scratch you can grab a DIY CRAFT KIT HERE.

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This DIY HALLOWEEN CRAFT KIT COMES WITH

  • 3 precut and lightly sanded 5” wood tags

  • professional outdoor grade vinyl cut outs

    • HAPPY HAUNTING

    • spider web image

    • OCTOBER 31

  • detailed picture instructions

  • ****paint and brushes are NOT included


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

If you don’t need a DIY CRAFT KIT here’s what you’ll need


DIY HALLOWEEN WOODEN TAGS. CRAFT KIT FOR ADULTS FOR FALL. HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MINI WOOD TAGS FROM 1X4

Want to know how I make my wood tags? Click here to read my post on DIY MINI WOOD TAGS, it also includes a video tutorial.

After you have your wood pieces cut out, sanded and your vinyl decals cut, weeded, and transfer tape applied you can start on the steps below.

If you want to learn how to cut out your own wood tags read this post. If you are new to Cricut, or the world of fancy cutting machines in general, check out my post on the 10 must have accessories and supplies to get for a Cricut newbie

1. PAINT

Paint 2 of your wood tags black, one coat will be fine for this, and 1 of your wood tags white, this will need 2-3 coats. Let dry. Letting your wood tags dry completely is a MUST. If your paint is still wet when you move on to the next step your vinyl will not stick to it.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

2. DISTRESS

Using a piece of sandpaper distress the edges. You’ll want to focus on the edges and any area that you think would have a natural wear to it.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

Then wipe with a lint free cloth.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

3. APPLY DECALS

Be extra sure that your paint is completely dry before you start this step. Vinyl does not stick to wet paint.

Using your vinyl squeegee, a plastic rewards card will also work for this step, rub the front of your Halloween themed vinyl decal.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

Flip it over and do the same thing on the backside.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

Then peel the paper backing away from the clear transfer tape, your design should stay attached to the clear transfer tape.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

Flip your vinyl decal sticky side down onto your wood tag. Don’t push it onto the wood tag until you are happy with the placement, then press it down. Use your vinyl squeegee for this step. Then remove the clear transfer tape.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

Start on one corner then slowly peel your way to the opposite corner. If your decal comes off with the transfer tape just press it back down and slowly roll the transfer tape away from the decal again. Be sure you take your time during this process, especially if you are new to the decal game.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

BLACK TAG: HAPPY HAUNTING decal

BLACK TAG: OCTOBER 31 decal

WHITE TAG: SPIDER WEB IMAGE decal


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

4. TWINE

Add some twine to make them even more adorable! Feed the twine through the hole in the top middle of the tag. Then tie the two twine ends together.

You’re all done! I hope you enjoyed this DIY craft tutorial. If you have any questions please ask in the comments below.


DIY Halloween wood tags, how to make your own rustic mini wood tags for your tiered tray decor. DIY craft kit for adults

Happy Crafting!

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