I made similar blocks for Valentine’s day last year that say LOVE.  Since they were so easy and turned out cute, I decided to make some for Halloween. Here are the DIY Halloween “BOO” Blocks!

Supplies you need for the wooden BOO blocks:

– a 2×6 wood strip cut into heights:  6 inches, 7 inches and 8 inches

-Black paint & paint brush

-Sand paper

-Black ink pad


-“BOO” letters

I made my letters in Photoshop using the talented Crystal Wilkerson’s Spooky papers over at Jessica Sprague.com.  I then added black digi letters on top of the orange digi paper.  I then printed the .jpeg image the size of my block.

You could use festive scrapbook paper and letters from the craft store instead of using Photoshop.

Step 1:  Get your letters ready.  After I had cut them out, I inked around the edges and let them dry.

Step 2:  Paint the back, edges and an inch in on the front of your wood blocks.  Let dry.  Then sand around the edges to give it a rustic finish.

Step 3:  Use Modpodge to glue on your image.  Paint over the letter with Modpodge to give it a sealed finish.  (I prefer matte Modpodge)

Step 4: Tie Ribbon around the blocks. 

Happy Spooky Crafting!

xoxo Jamie


  1. You gals amaze me! So fun to see what new twist you wow us with.

  2. Spark*Amy Says: October 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    These are adorable! I just found your blog a few days ago and have bookmarked almost everything!
    Are these printed on regular paper or photo paper?
    Thanks for making my home more festive!

  3. I LOVE these. I just found your site and I am SO glad I did! You guys makes some awesome stuff!

    stiop by if you get a chance!

  4. I love these! What font did you use for the letters? I know it doesn’t really matter, but I want mine to look just like yours.
    Thanks! 🙂

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  6. Hi! LOVE these!! I’m featuring them on my blog this week. little-inspirations.blogspot.com. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’d love to know about the digi letters too! Where did you get them and what font are they?

  8. Cute! I already have wood blocks cut for some vintage Halloween prints, but I think orange and black “boo” on the other side would be great! I’ll definitely be trying this (and sharing your link)! Thanks!

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  11. Where did you buy your wood blocks? I have searched both our local craft stores and neither have anything like this.

  12. Kendra-littlekbopeepboutique Says: September 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I think I will make these with an extra block that has an exclamation point. Then on the other side of the blocks I could spell out “NOEL” for an interchangeable holiday decoration!! Thanks for the idea!! (Even if I am a yr behind!! SOOO glad y’all leave them up so we can get ideas year after year! I’m finding so many great ideas!

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  14. Monica Montoya Says: October 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I’am a fairly new follower and these are way cute. I haven’t got a lot of decorations but now with going on to your ladies blog I have learned sooo many different fun and easy crafts to do for Halloween. Thank-You.

  15. danielle Says: March 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    i have a question about creating letters with word instead of photoshop. Are the same features available to print letters the size of the blocks?

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  19. These are adorable! I wanted to let you know that this project has been featured in my Halloween Crafts Round-up over at Krafty Cards etc. I would love for you to stop by and check out some of the other features. http://kraftycardsetc.com/2013/10/20-spooky-halloween-crafts.html
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  20. These are really adorable….I am going to pin them! Great pinspiration crafty chics!

  21. I love these. But I’m wondering how you got the design on the letters. Are they vinyl? If so, how did you get the scrolled look on them?

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