This DIY Halloween wall sign couldn’t be easier!
If you are not a holiday superfan, this easy Halloween DIY wire word art is for you. You can make this in minutes and it just takes 2 products.
This easy decoration looks cute and can be made while watching your favorite TV program.
It’s one of my favorite Easy Halloween Party Ideas that you can try out this year!
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This post was originally published in October of 2013. I’ve since updated it to include better instructions and detailed information on supplies.
Cute DIY Wire Word Art for Halloween
So this DIY wire word art sign is as spooky as I get for Halloween.
I’m a scaredy-cat who would prefer to stay home on Halloween, not answer the door and be safe in my bed.
But I have kids, I’m an adult and I’m not boring. (Ok, the last one might be debatable).
But I have been wanting to play around with wire for a while. This seemed like the perfect occasion.
And I’m SO into white pumpkins this year. They are totally my jam. I like how they look all squished and lopsided. I think that is just perfect.
How do you make DIY wire word art
First, you’ll gather your supplies and plan out what word you want to make. My method for creating this wire wall art was very freeform since I chose the word “boo”.
But you can watch this video to see how they shaped more elaborate words.
This video is for a smaller, plant marker sized version. I made mine larger so you would need to account for that with your word print out.
Also, I left a lot of extra wire at the front and at the end which is how I taped the DIY Halloween sign to the wall.
Since it’s just going to be up for a very short while I definitely didn’t want to hammer nails into the wall.
Make a DIY Halloween Wall Sign
To make your own DIY Halloween decoration, you will need just a few supplies.
Scroll down to find a printable how-to card with all the detailed instructions for this craft idea.
I know the video shows pliers, etc. but if you are making my version, you don’t need it!
Of course you can use any color wire, but I love that black and white graphic look for Halloween decorating. So I had to use black wire.
My wire was 12 gauge. Why does that make me think of rap songs and shotguns?
You can use thicker wire if you want, but you still need to be able to twist it easily, so keep that in mind.
A thinner gauge wire would also probably work, but the thinner the wire, the less it will stand out against the wall.
This 12 gauge wire was easy to bend, holds it’s shape really well, and doesn’t get all kinked up in the process.
As you twist it together to make the word “boo”, think of how you draw cursive letters. Take it slow and look at how it reads as you twist it.
I kind of love it. It’s graphic, it’s kind of cute, it’s easy and it took me only a minute. Can’t stop, won’t stop with bright pink, FYI.
I wouldn’t say I am a skilled crafter so my letters aren’t super smooth. In this case, thanks to Halloween having spooky vibes, the jagged circles give it a bit of a creepy quality.
You can hang it up on your wall with pink tape as I did. Or you can hammer in nails to hang the “o’s” off of. Up to you.
I just styled this easy wall sign with a faux white pumpkin and a creepy Halloween fabric. Such a cute simple look.
And now that you know how easy these wire word art signs for Halloween are, you can make them for anything.
Kind of adorbs for a kid’s name to hang in their room, right? Maybe twisted in to “welcome” for by your front door.
And I would also love to spell out “happy birthday” for a celebratory garland.
If you made one of these DIY wire signs, what would it say?
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More Halloween Decorating Ideas
And don’t forget to go check out this Cute and Creepy Zombie Party.
Plus Buzzfeed has 31 Last-Minute Halloween Hacks for you to check out.
Printable How-To Card
DIY Wire Word Art Sign for Halloween
- Heavy Duty Scissors
- Black Craft Wire
- Painter’s Tape
- Leave a long length of wire then begin your first letter.
- To make letters, you can either print out a guide using a Word document or you can freeform cursive letters.
- Leave a long length of wire at the end of the word as well.
- To hang, you can either use painter’s tape like I did or you can use a few nails to hang the "o’s" on.
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Make a cute DIY Wire Word Art sign for Halloween this year! It will make the cutest wall decoration that doesn’t take much of your time.